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What Type of Visa Can I Use to Teach English in Peru?

Want to teach English in Peru but wondering what visa you should get? Let's explore your visa options when it comes to teaching English in Peru.

Interested in teaching English in Peru? You're in the right place! Visas are an important part of planning your adventure overseas, so you want to make sure you're familiar with the process before you head abroad. The following is the most common type of visa that can be obtained for teaching English in Peru.

The type of visa you'll need in Peru (and how you get that visa) will depend on your nationality, teaching job and perhaps other factors like whether you get your job in advance of your arrival, or if you get hired locally in Peru. Be sure to speak to an International TEFL Academy Advisor by calling 773-634-9900 to discuss your specific questions and concerns about your visa for teaching English in Peru.

Nitty Gritty Facts About Visas For Teaching English in Peru:

Name: Tourist Visa

Cost: No fee

Documents: Valid passport

Length: 30 – 90 days with the ability to extend to a maximum of 180 days.

Since the Peru consulate sites can be down, visit Travel.State.Gov for visa requirements. Otherwise, keep checking back here.

The Process For Obtaining a Visa to Teach English in Peru:

The process for obtaining a tourist visa in Peru is extremely straightforward for U.S. citizens, you just land in Peru and your tourist visa is issued at the airport upon arrival. 

Most commonly in Latin America, Peru included, tourist visas are the norm. While other countries in the region allow the practice of border hopping in order to extend a tourist visa, this is no longer possible in Peru due to its new visa regulations. 

Teachers in Peru typically teach on a 90-day tourist visa. For American English teachers, no paperwork is required to get this tourist visa, it is just a stamp in your passport that you’ll be issued upon arrival at a Peruvian airport. Once in-country, you are able to submit an application to extend your 90-day tourist visa up to a maximum of 180 days total (6 months). 

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Be sure to talk with your ITA Advisor about visas before you head overseas to Peru or enroll in your TEFL class.


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