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  1. Overview: Peru
  2. Global PEO and payroll
  3. Global HR Compliance
  4. Work permit for hiring expats via PEO
  5. Expand without a company set up
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Using a PEO Service With Immigration Support For Expat Hiring In Peru

If you have plans to hire expatriate personnel for international assignments in Peru, you have a lot of key considerations to make. Some of the most important include:

  • Navigating Peruvian unique immigration procedures
  • Procuring all the documents required for a work permit
  • Managing employment and payroll after your workers get their visas

Most of the time, expats are sent abroad to work on short-term projects, which means trying to set up your own subsidiary isn’t practical in terms of time as well as money. A simpler, more cost-effective solution is equal.

If you need to pay expats overseas, in Peru, in particular, that ideal solution is a global PEO that offers work permit support as a part of their service. Rather than going through the long process of incorporation, a PEO service will guide you through all the steps for Peruvian immigration procedures. When you get your permit/visa, the provider then helps onboard and payroll your expat team for you.

Acumen International has been providing this service for our clients’ expatriate personnel in Peru for short- and long-term projects alike. If you want a quick and compliant way to manage this issue, we can help. No matter what business objectives or timelines you have to work with, Acumen International provides end-to-end work permit support. We also stay within full legal compliance with local labor legislation in Peru and 190+ other countries.

So, with this in mind, who are the ideal candidates for Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution?

  • Employer companies that want to relocate, hire, and pay expats in Peru.
  • Experienced, individual professionals that have an employer already prepared to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the country.
  • Companies that plan to send their highly skilled personnel to work for them in Peru

Important thing that you may not be aware of. Having a single provider to sponsor your work permit and employ your expats in Peru post immigration cuts down on the risks of visa getting rejected.

One thing that sets us apart from other global PEO Service providers is that Acumen also provides additional benefits along with a PEO employment and work permit for expats to be employed on-the-ground. These include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Housing
  • Office rent
  • Mobile phone/car provision for meetings
  • Dependant relocation

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals looking to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure for applying work permit from outside Peru takes from 1 to 4 months until entry to Peru, and a further 1 week before the entire process is completed. For applicants who enter the country as visitors and wish to change their status to locally hired employees for at least one year, it will take 2 days to 1 week until entry to Peru, and a further 4 to 5 months before completion.

Major steps to get a work permit in Peru

Application from Outside Peru:

  1. Residence Visa Application
  2. Residence Visa Collection
  3. Entry to Peru
  4. ID card Application and Collection

Post Arrival change of status:

  1. Business Visa Application
  2. Entry to Peru
  3. Change of Status Application
  4. ID card Application and Collection

Documents for work permit in Peru, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Validated Degree Certificate or Attestation of acknowledgment Applicants working in non-regulated professions (business managers, consultants, sale managers) must have the apostilled and translated educational degree (for a degree course that lasted at least three years) validated by the Italian Embassy in the country of document issuance as genuine. Applicants working in regulated professions (law, medicine, etc.), must have the attestation of acknowledgment of professional qualification by the relevant Italian Ministry. One legalized original; one translated copy; one certified copy
Return Flight Booking One original
1 Passport Photograph In color and with a white background. One original
Police Clearance certificate One legalized and translated original
Hotel Booking One original
Proof of Financial Means i.e. Valid international credit cards or bank statements. They should demonstrate enough funds to cover the length of the stay in Peru – exact amount expected is at the discretion of the consulate. One original
Visa Application Fee Amount varies depending on nationality of applicant One original
Passport valid for 12 months minimum With at least 2 blank visa pages One original
Signature Contracts Permit fee Only if entering as a tourist. One original
Valid Passport No minimum validity required. One original
Power of Attorney Duly signed with the fingerprint of the index finger of the right hand if using an agent/immigration lawyer to make the application. The signature must be exactly as it appears in the applicant´s passport. For children, the principal applicant should sign on their behalf. Signatures must be notarised. One notarized original
Application Form F-004 Signed by the employee or representative. Must include a fingerprint from the index finger of the right hand. The signature must be exactly as it appears in the applicant´s passport. For children, the principal applicant should sign on their behalf. One original
Andean Migration Card (Tarjeta Andina de Migración) The Andean Migration Card is obtained at the port of entry (or sometimes on the aeroplane en route) to Peru and should be completed and submitted to border control. The resulting receipt should be kept safely by the applicant and is submitted as part of the residence visa and ID application. One clear copy; one original
Copy of Valid Passport One clear copy

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Peru without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Peru.

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