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.