What is the change? The Peruvian government has set up an online system for foreign residents to pay a mandatory annual alien fee (“tasa annual de extranjería”).

What does the change mean? Foreign residents should pay the annual alien fee of US$20 in the first quarter of the year, as the amount doubles for each successive late quarter and failure to pay will affect their ability to access other immigration services.

  • Implementation time frame: The deadline is March 31.
  • Visas/permits affected: Foreign residency cards.
  • Who is affected: Foreign residents in Peru, excluding foreign nationals married to Peruvian citizens, foreign nationals under 18, and foreign religious workers.
  • Next steps: Foreign nationals should pay the mandatory government fee by registering and paying online through the National Superintendent of Migration (Migraciones) website. BAL can assist in the process.

Background: The annual alien fee is not new, but starting this year it may be paid online. Foreign residents may engage an authorized third party to pay the fee on their behalves, but should do so immediately as this option may no longer be available in coming days or weeks.

BAL Analysis: To avoid late fees and suspension of other services, foreign residents are advised to pay the annual alien fee as soon as possible and before March 31.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Peru. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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