After a 17 month long “grace period” during the pandemic for tourists who stay past the 183 days allowed under their tourist visa, new regulations go into effect two days from now on August 20.
The fine will be 4.4 soles ($1.08 USD as of this morning) per day. This fine will begin to accumulate on Friday.
Those who have overstayed expired residency (i.e., work visa) must pay 44.40 soles per day beginning on Friday.
Here is a translation of the press release from Migraciones issued on August 9:
The National Superintendence of Migration – MIGRACIONES repealed Resolutions N° 000104-2020 and N° 000120-2020 that suspended the deadlines and fines for foreign citizens with temporary and resident migratory qualities, and for foreigners who are outside the national territory, so they must regularize their migratory situation to avoid sanctions.
Regarding temporary or resident migratory statuses, granted as of March 16, 2020 and whose last day of the term granted is within the period of validity of Resolution N° 104-2020, they must regularize their migratory status, in accordance with the provisions set forth in Superintendence Resolution N° 000170-2021, published on August 4, 2021.
By virtue of such resolution, it is provided for the resumption of the computation of the permanence terms, therefore, in case of overstay, the corresponding fine will be charged.
According to the Regulations of Legislative Decree N°1350 – Immigration Law, the daily fines for overstay amount to:
Residents 1% of the UIT for each day (S/ 44.00).
Temporary residents 0.1% of the UIT for each day of overstay (S/. 4.40).
To avoid these sanctions, foreign citizens must regularize their migratory status through the Digital Migratory Agency (agenciavirtual.migraciones.gob.pe).
The fines start to be counted from 10 calendar days after the publication of Resolution N° 000170-2021.
The mentioned norm also resumes the computation of the term of the authorization to stay out of the country for 30, 183 and 365 calendar days for foreigners, depending on their migratory status.
In case the foreign citizen does not return to the national territory within the determined time, without processing the corresponding permit again, he/she will lose his/her migratory status in the country.
On the other hand, in the case of foreigners who have been issued a mandatory departure order due to the denial of their request for change or extension of their migratory status, and who are pending execution and who have not opted for any migratory regularization procedure, they have a term of 15 calendar days to leave the national territory.
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