PERU – Visa Exemption Reinstated for Mexican Passport Holders 

April 17, 2024

By: Jonathan Fetting

On April 11, 2024, in a swift reversal, Peruvian authorities revoked the planned suspension of a visa exemption for Mexican ordinary passport holders. The suspension had been announced earlier the same week and was due to become effective on April 24, 2024.

The planned suspension would have required Mexican ordinary passport holders who wished to visit Peru for tourism or business purposes to apply for an appropriate visa before travel at the nearest Peruvian diplomatic mission in their country of citizenship or ordinary residence. Travelers in possession of a visa or permanent residence status for certain countries (the United States, Canada, Schengen Area members, and others) were exempted from the planned requirement.

Following the subsequent revocation of the suspension, Mexican ordinary passport holders seeking to visit Peru for tourist or business purposes remain exempt from visa requirements for a maximum period of stay of up to 183 calendar days, either continuously or in consecutive visits, during a one-year period.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Newland Chase dedicated contact should you have any specific questions regarding this announcement.

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case or company-specific assessments.