Peru – Changes to Required Documentation

What has changed

As a result of a recently published Ministerial Resolution, certain requirements concerning Appointed Worker Visas and Work Visas under Employment Contract to a Peruvian Company have been modified. These changes took effect December 23, 2016.

Who is affected?

  • Companies that hire foreigners under the Appointed Worker category
  • Companies that have individuals other than General Managers sign employment contracts on behalf of the company

What to expect

Appointed Worker Visa

For an Appointed Worker visa, the duration of the requested period of service in the country must be completely encompassed by a valid Service Agreement between home and host companies. Previously, if the assignee requested an Appointed Worker visa for a duration which exceeded the validity of his or her Service Agreement, the visa¬†would generally be issued for a period of time that didn’t surpass the validity of the Service Agreement. This change now formalizes this requirement.

Work Visas under Employment Contract to a Peruvian Company

For employment contracts signed by individuals other than those with the title “General Manager”, Peruvian Authorities will accept an affidavit from the Peruvian company stating the signatory is empowered to sign the employment contract on behalf of the company. Previously, a certified copy of a Power of Attorney issued by the Registrar Office was required in order to obtain approval of the work contract.

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.

The information above was provided by Emigra Worldwide, our global network partners, and relevant government authorities. The information herein is for general purposes only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work.