Emergency Contact


If you are in immediate danger, call the Peruvian National Police emergency line at 105.

If your U.S. passport has been lost or stolen, please find detailed information on our Lost or Stolen Passports page.

For other emergencies involving an American citizen in Peru, you can reach us during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) any day the Embassy is open.  Also, you can reach us after hours, seven days a week, via the main Embassy telephone number:

  • If dialing from Peru: (01) 618-2000
  • If dialing from the United States: [011] +51 1 618-2000

Routine services such as passport application/renewal, reports of birth abroad, federal benefits applications/claims, and notarial services are not considered emergencies, and are processed during regular business hours.  Please also note that these numbers are not for visa inquiries.


Non-emergency services are performed on an appointment basis.  For specific information about non-emergency services and how to schedule an appointment, please click on the appropriate link below:


The American Citizen Services Unit does not process visa cases and is not authorized to respond to visa-related inquiries.  Please note that U.S. citizenship does not entitle a U.S. citizen to demand visas for family, loved ones, or friends.  All visa-related inquiries must be directed to the Visa Unit.