American Citizen Services & Federal Benefits Unit Events

Town Hall The U.S. Embassy Consul General, Denison Offutt, will host a Town Hall meeting on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 12:00pm, in Arequipa to provide a general overview of ACS services, answer questions, and to listen to experiences of U.S. citizens. Where: Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (El Cultural) – Melgar 109, Cercado, Arequipa When: ...
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Collision in vicinity of Cusco (July 18, 2018)

Location: Ollantaytambo, Peru Event: The U.S. Embassy in Lima has confirmed that two trains collided between Cusco and Machu Picchu during the morning of July 31, 2018. While U.S. citizens were onboard, there are no reports of injuries or fatalities to U.S. citizens. The injured passengers were transported to Cusco-area clinics. Peruvian authorities are working ...
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Renewal of Travel Advisory

The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for Peru.  The full text of the Travel Advisory follows: Peru – Level 1: Exercise normal precautions C T Exercise normal precautions in Peru. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Colombian – Peruvian border area in the Loreto ...
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Health Notice – U.S. Embassy Lima (June 7, 2018)

Location: Peru   Event:  For your information, this Health Notice repeats the statement by Secretary Pompeo, released Tuesday, June 5, 2018, regarding the Health Incidents Response Task Force, established in response to unexplained health incidents that have affected U.S. government personnel and family members in Cuba and China.  An unofficial Spanish translation of the statement ...
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Passport Fee Increase Effective April 2

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35. The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ...
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Information regarding travel in northern Peru

The U.S. Embassy in Lima received information on Wednesday, November 29 regarding road closures on the Pan-American Highway in the northern part of Peru.  The roads are being blocked by protesting agricultural workers.  These roadblocks are affecting travel between some cities in the north including: Mancora, Piura, Talara, and Tumbes. At this time, we have ...
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Peruvian National Census, Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Government of Peru will conduct a national census on Sunday, October 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The Peruvian government has instructed Peruvian citizens and residents to remain in their place of residence throughout the day to ensure they are registered by a census surveyor from Peru’s National Institute of Statistics (INEI). Anyone ...
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Interested in Being a Diplomat? Take the Foreign Service Officer Test

The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be in October 2017! The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Monday, October 2, 2017 and the morning of Wednesday, October 4, 2017. For detailed information on pursuing a career in ...
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Your Town Hall: Meet U.S. Ambassador Brian A. Nichols

Meet the U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Brian A. Nichols, at an American Citizen Town Hall on Wednesday, August 16 at 4 p.m. in the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru.  All U.S. citizens and immediate family members are welcome to attend.  The Ambassador will discuss health issues including the Zika virus, disaster preparedness, and the U.S. ...
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Possible Protest and Public Gathering Planned in Chinchero District (May 23)

The U.S. Embassy in Lima has received reports from the Peruvian National Police regarding potential protests in Chinchero District in the immediate future.  Disruptions to transportation services are likely, so Peruvian authorities recommend that tourists carefully consider any scheduled to travel to the Sacred Valley or Machu Picchu. Travelers can contact the Peruvian Tourist Assistance ...
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Montana Special Election Scheduled for May 25

The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  This district represents all counties in Montana. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application ...
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South Carolina Special Primary Election Scheduled for May 2

The State of South Carolina will conduct a special primary election on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, for the 5th Congressional District to replace Mick Mulvaney who was confirmed as the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. This district consists of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Union, and York counties, and portions ...
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Unverified Threat Against Jockey Plaza for February 23, 2017

Local news outlets publicized an unknown individual’s social media threat to conduct a mass shooting at Jockey Plaza (Surco district of Lima) tomorrow, February 23, 2017.  This threat may have been inspired by the mass shooting that occurred in the Independencia district of Lima over the weekend, where at least five people were killed and ...
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Inca Trail Closure

Attention U.S. Citizens living in or traveling to Peru.  The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will be closed throughout February 2017 for maintenance. The Director of the Cultural Department of Cusco has noted that this annual maintenance is done to improve the overall traveler’s experience, improving the pedestrian walkway, repairing wooden bridges, cleaning of drainage channels ...
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IRS Change to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Program

Notice: The Internal Revenue Service is urging any taxpayer with an expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and a need to file a return in the upcoming filing season to file a renewal application in the next few weeks to avoid refund and processing delays.  In addition, the IRS encouraged people to check their renewal ...
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Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

The next opportunity to join the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer (diplomat) will be in January-February 2017!  The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Monday, January 30 and the morning of Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  The registration opens on Thursday, December 15, 2016 and ...
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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ...
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Appointment Scheduling Begins September 30 for USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) office at the Embassy in Lima is currently open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is closed on Peruvian and American holidays .  Although you do not presently need an appointment to visit USCIS Lima, beginning September 30, 2016, USCIS will be available to the ...
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Reduced Capacity in November: Make Your Appointments Early!

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Lima will reduce its schedule of non-emergency service appointments during the period of October 31 – November 24, 2016. This includes the American Citizen Services (ACS) unit, which processes Passport replacements and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, Notary services and Federal Benefits applications. To offset this, ...
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