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. On January 26, 2021, the President of Peru announced heightened restrictions which have been extended through March 14, 2021. The U.S. Embassy in Lima will not be open for routine passport and visa 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.

Starting January 26, the United States requires a negative COVID test 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 and visa services from February 1 to March 14, 2021. Applicants with scheduled appointments during this period will be contacted to reschedule their appointment. If you are a U.S. citizen with an urgent medical emergency and need to travel to the United States, please write to LimaACS@state.gov and include your current passport information, explanation and evidence of the emergency, 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.