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last updated on 2018-03-07 by Mrs. DPK

Phone Number: (51-1) 618-2000
Address: Avenida Encalada, Cuadra 17
Monterrico, Lima
Working Hours: Immigrant Visa Unit (Permanent Residency):
Phone hours: Monday thru Thursday 2-3 p.m.
Phone: (51-1) 618-2000 3 for Spanish

Non-immigrant Visa Unit (Visitor Visas):
Phone hours: Monday - Friday 3-4 p.m.
Phone: (51-1) 618-2000

*** Added 02/23/2016 by Cheyenne5044 The USCIS office has open-office hours from 9:00AM until 11:00AM ONLY on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No appointment is needed.
Best Contact Method: By e-mail once you have a case number. You can email them and they usually respond the same or next day. .
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: 4-6 weeks
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: N/A
Issues Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 Contents (if known): Packet 4 contains:
- Appointment Letter
- Instructions (Checklist)

The Checklist includes (Jan 2014):

- To bring the bar-coded page from DS-160 (non-immigrant) or DS-260 (immigrant), an online form on the CEAC website.

- ***Added 9/26/14 by Jorge. Fill and bring form DS-157, if the applicant is a MALE only and between the ages of 16 and 45 yrs. Document must be filled completely, signed and dated.

- Passport

- Appointment Letter

- DHL registration on website. (Must create an account and choose a DHL office to pick up passport.

- Beneficiary's birth certificate from RENIEC.

- Judicial Penal Certificate (CERTIFICADO JUDICIAL DE ANTECEDENTES PENALES): Can be issued at "Banco de la Nacion" after paying the fee. Also, at a MAC facility from the Plaza Lima Norte Mall or the Aventura Plaza Mall (Callao). [Tip: check their website as an appointment may be needed]

- Judicial Certificate of National Records (CERTIFICADO DE ANTECEDENTES JUDICIALES): You can get this at INPE Direccion: Pasaje Adolfo La Jara 234, you must pay a fee at "Banco de la Nacion" first. Or, at one of the MAC facilities as well.

- Criminal Records (CERTIFICADO POLICIAL): You must pay the fee at: "Banco de la Nacion" and then choose a police station that issues them. For the NVC packet, most people use 'para viaje al exterior' o 'uso en el extranjero', but once it's time for your interview in Lima the one you need is 'de uso nacional' for 'tramites administrativos', which is obtained in the main comisaría un Aramburú Avenue.

- Military Records (ANTECEDENTES MILITARES), if applicable.

- Two US 'visa' sized pictures (5cm x 5cm).

- Marriage/Divorce Certificates, if applicable.

- Affidavit of Support: Form I-134. (You can add additional information to support it, such as: last tax returns, W2, statement from employer, statement from your bank...). Or form I-864 and/or it's derivatives, in case of CR1/IR1 visas.

- Medical Exam sealed envelope.

- Proof or Relationship.

- Translation of all documents that are NOT in Spanish or English.

***Updated 10/16/14 by Jorge. The new fee is ($265) for processing the K visa and must be payed at the embassy on your interview date.
Forms to Consulate? ***Nothing needs to be sent back to the Consulate prior to the interview for K Visa applicants***

The interview date is scheduled when the packet is sent out. After you receive the letter with instructions You can pay the fee at Scotiabank then schedule your interview. All papers are brought to the interview, nothing sent before.

***In case of applying for a CR1/IR1 or similar family reunification visas***

The applicant/beneficiary will schedule the interview personally, by following the link given on the Checklist PDF document. If the BENEFICIARY has never requested a visa (either non-immigrant or immigrant) s/he can create a new account there and schedule it just by following the instructions in that website. If the BENEFICIARY has a previous account (i.e. from previous tourists visas, J1's, etc.) DO NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT, you'll have to call and book your interview over the phone with an operator. The telephone for this is available at the website through which you are supposed to book your interview. [Tip: When asked, make sure to say 'Yes, I'm applying for _insert visa category_' so they can input the correct info]
Other Forms (if any)? Make sure you take the receipt of the visa fee to the interview.
Direct Consular Filing Offered? Yes
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? Less than one week. Visa is processed at Embassy and sent via DHL. You must pre-register with DHL before your interview and do this for all applicants, via this link:
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? • S/.1050 para solicitantes de 15 años o más (incluye el examen médico y gastos de laboratorio).
• S/.900 para solicitantes de 2 a 14 años (incluye el examen médico y gastos de laboratorio, como rayos X, orina y de sangre).
• S/.450 para solicitantes recién nacidos hasta los 23 meses de edad.

Vaccines are a separate cost (around S/. 500 soles)

Make your medical appointment after receipt of interview appointment letter. Must be done in this order.
List of doctors? Dr. Sandro Corigliano
Address: Clinica Anglo Americana | Av. Alfredo Salazar 350, San Isidro
Telephone: 222-2192, 616-8900 x1450, 1451 & 1458
Office hours: Tuesday & Thursday, from 8:30am to 12pm; Monday & Friday, from 3pm to 6pm
[Tip: Be aware that this is the facility where the X-RAY, urine and blood samples are taken, so you'd want to consider doing everything here instead of the second option. However, they seem not to give the appointment over the phone as they rarely answer their landlines. From what I heard, you'd have to go to the 'consultorio' and deal with the doctor's assistant]

Dra. Viviana M�linchon
Address: Av. Benavides N 1579, Of. 804, Miraflores, Lima [Not very far from the Clinica Anglo Americana]
Telephone: 447-3654 y 981-036-823
Office hours: Monday to Friday, from 10:00am to 1:00pm & from 3:00pm to 7:00pm; Saturday, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
[Opinion: the secretary at this office is the rudest person I've talked to in my life! I had to call again and complaint to the doctor about how rude her secretary was and of course, ended up going to Dr. Corigliano]
[Tip: you'll need cash for all the medical payments, as they ask you to make a deposit in either an Interbank or BCP checking account. This goes for the vaccines as well]
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 2
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? 1 to 2 hours for initial contact.
Vaccination requirements? Yes, if you don't have your vaccination records. If you have them, then only influenza vaccination, but if you also have influenza then take the proof (vaccination card).
You are required to have 7 vaccinations (influenza included).
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate? Hostal Monterrico- not spotless but reasonably clean (all clean linens and towels), hot water and air or fans in room (no heat in winter- but not bad)
Very friendly and VERY safe. An older couple run out of their home. About $25 night double for private shower. Also offer cheaper rooms with shared shower and mini suites for slightly more. Reasonably close distance wise but allow about 30 min drive time w traffic. Book through
Note: owner speaks limited English but was not a problem as my fiancee of course speaks Spanish
Hostal Monterrico
Calle Cerro Azul 341, Urb. San Ignacio, Monterrico
Santiago de Surco, Lima - Peru
Phone: +511-275-0412
Book through 10% deposit

Monterrico Inn
In walking distance to Embassy (10 minute walk). Double bed for couple, with private bath with hot water: 85 soles ($32). Good security, polite staff, reasonably clean, junky furniture.
Phone: 436-0368 They don't speak English.
Francisco de Cuellar No. 340, 3ra. Cdra. de Av. El Polo
(A side road at the third block of Avenida Polo. Close to the intersection of El Polo and Avenida Primavera)
Additional Info? -Highly recommended United States Citizen (fiancee/spouse) attend interview.
-Photos available at embassy for S/10.00.
-Arrive early so you don't miss your appointment, but they take you in the order you arrive. Plan on average 2-3 hours there.
-If appointment letter does not arrive, you can go to the embassy and pick up a copy of your packet (Mon to Fri 9-10 am).
DCF filing is allowed for US Citizens residing in Peru for at least 6 months. In my case they did not require legal residence (Carnet Extranjeria) but only proof of having been living in the country for 6 months. If you are not a legal resident but have been staying on a tourist visa, you can prove residency in Peru by presenting documents such as house lease, phone bill, job letter, etc. Also they require a Migratory Movement issued by DIGEMIN which takes about 2 hours to get and S/50 Soles (about US$18). The lady at the embassy told me they were not the police and were not interested in why I did not have legal residence. They have been very accommodating and extremely efficient.
- I was also permitted to file DCF without Carnet Extranjeria.
An error was made in our information when it reached the NVC. This was easily corrected. We contacted them by email and had a response within a few hours that they'd fix that at the interview.
I had read and heard conflicting requirements for payment of interview fees but they were paid in cash on the day of the interview.

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