How To Open A Bank Account In Peru

If you are heading to Peru as an expat, you may want to open a bank account. Even if you want to maintain existing checking or savings accounts at home, in order to pay certain bills or to manage your savings, you may find that you need a local account too. A local account will … Read more

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Peru

Peru, a country located in South America, is home to a section of the incredible Amazon rainforest, as well as the famous ancient monument of Machu Picchu. Peru is not only rich in archaeological sites and old colonial buildings, but is also an up-and-coming gastronomic destination. The growing restaurant scene in some of the cities … Read more

How To Apply For A Visa In Peru

Peru is an exciting and popular destination both for tourists and potential expats. The Peruvian economy has been continuing to grow in recent years, resulting in some exciting opportunities for those seeking employment abroad. Whether or not you will need a visa to visit Peru depends on why you are travelling there, how long you … Read more

How To Find A Job In Peru

The economy of this South American country has been continuing to grow in recent years, with a steadily increasing GDP, resulting in some exciting opportunities for more adventurous expats seeking employment abroad. If you already work for a company which has offices in Peru, you have the option of exploring secondment, but if not, you … Read more

5 Things To Consider Before Moving To Peru

Entrepreneur Alan La Rue is our guest in this episode of the Expat Focus podcast. A language school owner, he’s been living in the country for a long time, and is going to talk through the essentials: from where to live to what to bring with you; job opportunities in Peru; how to approach learning … Read more

How To Obtain Residency In Peru

There have been a few major changes to Peru’s visa system. Some visa types no longer exist, some have changed significantly, and others are waiting for the final seal of approval. However, despite this, Peru remains a relatively easy country in which to obtain permanent residency.Immigration offices are located in most major cities but all … Read more

LGBT+ In Lima: A Guide To The City For New Expats

Lima is the capital of Peru, and one of the largest cities in South America. Given its size, it is unsurprising that Lima is home to a lot of LGBT+ life. However, given that it is also a Peruvian city, views towards queer people can be very conservative compared to more liberal parts of the … Read more

How To Apply For A Visa De Trabajo In Peru

Applying for a work permit in another country is always a complex process. The first thing to note about Peru is that the nation does not have a work permit as such; it has a work visa, known as the visa de trabajo.Your ability to work legally in Peru starts when you get your immigration … Read more

Federica, Lima

Who are you? Hello, I’m Federica, 23 years old. I’m from Rome, Italy. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Lima three weeks ago! I moved here because I always wanted to visit Peru.I remember when I was a child I read this book about Peru. It was about its amazing … Read more

A Guide To Finding A Job In Peru

Peru is perhaps best known for the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, which is one of the most visited destinations in the world. It is also home to many coastal cities that enjoy gorgeous weather all year round. The country offers an affordable cost of living to expats, along with a rich cultural experience … Read more

Jacques Kotze-Garcia, Lima

Who are you? My name is Jacques Kotze-Garcia, I am from South Africa and moved to Peru in early 2016.Where, when and why did you move abroad? I married a Peruvian diplomat who was posted in my country and moved here because the posting had come to an end, generally a posting is 3 years … Read more

A Guide To Renting Property In Peru

The land of Machu Picchu makes an unusual but undeniably interesting expat destination. Visitors are enthralled by Peru’s scenic beauty and warm people. There are plenty of historical sites that give you a glimpse into this ancient South American country’s colorful past. Its warm weather and laidback yet affordable lifestyle are added benefits, especially for … Read more

Peru – Recommended Social Media Accounts

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Peru and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Expat PeruFacebook Page | Twitter With 6,000+ … Read more

Amy, Cusco

Who are you? My name is Amy and I am originally from a suburb of Chicago Illinois. I am a mother, wife, teacher, singer and violinist. I like to write when I can as well.Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved abroad to Peru in August of 2010 and stayed. I originally … Read more

Jessica Federle, Lima

Who are you? My name’s Jessica! I’m originally from Ft. Thomas, Kentucky (population about 16,000), but now I’m living with my husband in Lima, Peru (population about 8.5 million). I love the city, the language, the food, the people, but obviously my total lack of city survival skills can make my city-smart hombre a little … Read more

Peru – Recommended Blogs

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Peru and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.Academic Trollhttp://academictroll.weebly.com/ Anna is a Finnish scientist who discovered that a life … Read more

Amy Brown, Lima

Who are you? My name is Amy Brown and I an almost 30 year old American immigrant to Peru. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Peru in 2010 because I was looking to teach English and return to the Andes mountains for an adventure. I fell in love with the … Read more

Moving To Peru? Read Our Expat Guide To Travelling On Public Transport

The main modes of public transport in Peru are the trains, buses, taxicabs, mototaxis, and micros. Most modes of transport balance practicality with cost; unfortunately, with little regard to safety! Most of the cheaper modes of public transport are not particularly safe but they are very popular and in some cases, they may be the … Read more

5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Peru

Are you thinking about moving to Peru but you don’t know what awaits you? Most people will talk about the warmth of the locals, the unique surf spots, the untouched beauty of this land, and the awe-inspiring historical sites. While all of this is true, Peru also has a few “surprises” that are not as … Read more

A Few Tips For Expats Driving In Peru

Peru houses a multi-ethnic society and although the language most widely spoken is Spanish, portions of the population also speak native languages. Peru is perhaps most famous worldwide its rich ancient history dating back to the Inca Empire. Today it stands as a developing nation with one of the fastest growing economies in the world. … Read more

A Guide To Expat Property Hotspots In Peru

Peru has been home to some of the most ancient cultures in the world, from the Inca Empire to the Norte Chico civilization. The country sits on a portion of the spectacular Andes mountain range and is neighbored by countries such as Brazil, Chile and Ecuador. But this South American country is so much more … Read more

5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Peru

One of the main reasons people visit Peru is to see Machu Picchu. The ancient Incan city is one of the most sought after tourist attractions on the planet. With the beautiful Andes Mountains in the background, it really isn’t a surprise that this place tends to be on everyone’s bucket list. However, there is … Read more

Peru – Recommended Blogs

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Peru and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there. Wawas In Peru http://www.wawasinperu.com/ Focusing on how to raise children as … Read more

Ellie Ryan, Zorritos

Who are you? My name is Ellie Ryan and I am TEFL trainer and English language teacher. I live in Zorritos, a small fishing and surfing town on the far north coast of Peru. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I first moved abroad in 2007 to Buenos Aires where I studied my … Read more

Tony Dunnell, Tarapoto

My name is Tony Dunnell, I’m an Englishman and full-time freelance writer living in Peru. I live in Tarapoto, a mid-sized town in the Peruvian jungle. This is my base of operations, from where I write primarily about travel and history while continuing to explore Peru. I freelance for various websites and publications, and also … Read more