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last updated on 2019-03-22 by KayCas

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: Dear applicant,



You need to register your appointment online before attending your interview. Registering your appointment gives us the information we need to send you your passport after your interview. The registration has no cost. You must complete this requirement for each person applying for the visa. Click on the link:



We are writing to inform you that after reviewing your documents before your immigrant visa appointment, we have found that you are missing the following:



      - Original birth certificate issued or legalized by RENIEC.

      - If you are married: Original Marriage Certificate granted by the Municipality, certified by RENIEC.

- If you were married before: Divorces. If the divorce is American, it must be a certified copy issued by the court in the United States. If the divorce is Peruvian, it must be the marriage certificate issued by RENIEC with the annotation of the dissolution of it.

- Peruvian Police Certificate and of any country where he has lived for more than one year after the age of 16 and of any country of which he has the nationality in which he has lived for more than twelve months at any time of his life. If you have been in the US at some point in your life for more than a year, you do not need to present a certificate. You can access the following link to find out how to request the background of the country where you lived: by-Country.html

- Criminal Record of Peru (Av. Abancay, Judicial Power).

- Judicial Background of Peru (INPE, Av. Alberto de Campo # 1050, Magdalena del Mar).

- Only if relevant. Military Background (Supreme Council of Military Justice, Av. Arenales 321, Lima1).

- If you have ever been convicted of a crime: Bring all documents related to problems you have had with the law. Translated into English.

- Medical Results: All immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, need a medical examination before obtaining a visa. Only the doctors accredited by the US Embassy. You can take this exam.

- Tax Return Transcript (IRS) and W2

- Affidavit of support I-864

- 2 photos of 5x5cm approx. white background and no retouching. See requirements:

The documents mentioned above must be presented in the original format on the day of your appointment, if you do not bring these documents unfortunately you will not be able to go through the interview.

You must also bring the receipts that were given when making the payment of U.S. $ 325.00 for the consular right and print the confirmation sheet of form DS-160.

Be sure to prepare for the day of your appointment, by accessing the following website and follow the instructions:


Embassy of the United States
Issues Packet 4? Yes
Packet 4 Contents (if known):
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.

Interview needs to be scheduled through

Dates do change a lot so be checking back often to find one that is closer if desired.

The NVC needs to have sent off the papers to the embassy and then the interview can be scheduled with the case number. On the website above is where you register for the interview, and the DHL pick up location for the passport and other papers after the visa has been shipped.
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/.1250 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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