U.S. Citizen Services

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

For the latest information on COVID-19 and the Embassy’s response, consult our Alerts & Messages 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 June 30, 2022.  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.  

Information for passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applicants

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.

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. Having purchased airline tickets without a valid passport does not constitute an emergency.

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.

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.