U.S. Citizen Services

On November 14, 2021, the Government of Peru extended the COVID-19 health emergency through March 1, 2022.

For Peru-specific COVID-19 entry/exit requirements, COVID-19 testing and vaccination, local restrictions, etc., please visit our COVID-19 Information web page.

Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport

For U.S. citizens currently in Peru, if your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.  For more information, please visit this page.

Please be advised that currently, if you apply in the United States, routine passport processing can take 10-12 weeks.  In the United States, if you need a passport in less than 10-12 weeks due to international travel plans, you can pay an additional $60 fee to expedite your passport, which will shorten the processing time to 4-6 weeks.

If you apply for a U.S. passport in Peru, the process will take approximately 2-3 weeks.  

The American Citizen Services Unit is offering routine passport, and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA) appointments.  If you require passport or CRBA services, visit our website for more information and to schedule an appointment: https://pe.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/.  Walk-in services are not available at this time.

Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-U.S. citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.  U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible to travel but are not fully vaccinated will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test one (1) day before their flight.  U.S citizens and LPRs who are fully vaccinated will need to present airlines with proof of vaccination and of a negative COVID-19 test three (3) days before their flight.  Exemptions will be considered on an extremely limited basis.  Please contact your nearest embassy or consulate to apply for an exemption.  Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.

Information for passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applicants

To schedule an appointment, please see our online appointment system as additional appointments will be made available periodically.

If you are a U.S. citizen with an urgent need to travel to the United States, please write to LimaACS@state.gov and include your current passport information, explanation​, and evidence of your reason for travel, and a contact phone number.  Emergency appointments will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

For American citizen emergencies, please email LimaACS@state.gov or call 618-2000 (from Lima), +1-888-407-4747 (from United States and Canada), or +1-202-501-4444 (from other overseas locations).  Please continue to check this website for updates.

For the latest information on COVID-19 and the Embassy’s response, consult our Alerts & Messages page.

Please refer to the links below for detailed information about specific services.

Alerts and Messages

COVID-19 Information

See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to Peru.