Announcement of the Foreign Service Officer Test – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru

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 2019!  The computer-based Foreign Service Officer exam will be offered in Lima on the afternoon of Thursday, October 3, 2019 and the morning of Friday, October 4, 2019.

For detailed information on pursuing a career in the Foreign Service, to learn about what career track might be right for you, and to explore in detail the steps of the Foreign Service hiring process, please go to

If you decide that the Foreign Service is the right life for you, you must first take the computer-based Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).  In order to register for the FSOT in Lima, please register for the FSOT at  You will receive an on-screen confirmation message after you submit completed eligibility verification and application forms, and a second confirmation message after you select a seat.  You will also receive an e-mail from Pearson VUE, which includes details about your testing appointment, ID requirements, and directions to the testing center.

 The test registration window opens on Thursday, August 22, 2019 and closes on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Please do not delay in registering and scheduling your test seat!  We will have 18 seats available on each date.  If the seats are filled, you would need to take the exam the next time it is offered.  The test is currently offered three times a year, both within the U.S. and at certain locations overseas.

U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru
Avenida La Encalada Cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33, Peru
Telephone (answered 24 hours): +51-1-618-2000
Lima ACS Facebook page

U.S. Consular Agency, Cusco
Avenida El Sol 449 Office #201
Cusco, Peru
Telephone: +51-84-231-474
Fax: +51-84-245-102

State Department – Consular Affairs
+1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444
Peru Country Information

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