U.S. Citizen Services

On February 19, 2021, the Government of Peru extended the COVID-19 health emergency for another 180 days, from March 7 to September 2, 2021.  The U.S. Embassy in Lima is open for emergency passport and visa appointments.

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

The United States now requires ​proof of a negative COVID test ​results to enter. Please visit the CDC website for more information.

Urgent information for passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applicants regarding COVID-19 

The U.S. Embassy in Lima will not be open for regular passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, notarial and visa services until further notice. ​For the safety of our applicants and staff, applicants ​may be contacted ​to reschedule their appointment​.​ If your appointment is rescheduled, you will receive an email with a new date and time.

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.

The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the Consular Section provides a wide range of services to American citizens visiting or residing in Peru.

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.