February 21st, 2010
American citizens don't need a visa to travel to Peru as tourists, but if you are traveling there on behalf of your employer it's a different matter. Americans doing business in Peru need to have a Peru business visa, which is good for 90 days. You should apply before you leave the US, and you will need the following documents:
2 Peru visa application forms. Each application needs needs an original signature (not a photocopied signature) and a thumbprint.
2 passport-sized photos
A business letter from the company that's sending you. The letter should describe the nature of your business and the purpose of your trip, and should also contain assurances that your employer will support you financially while you are in the country and provide you with transportation home.
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