One tip to remember is that speaking Spanish will help you greatly. You'll be treated differently than if you speak English all the time, it'll help you assimilate, and you'll be able to communicate easier. If you're looking to learn Spanish, the two programmes I recommend are Synergy Spanish and Fluent in 3 Months.
The good news is that after two years of residency you can apply for inmigrante status, which is permanent residency. Inmigrante status means that you own your own visa and aren't dependent on anyone. After holding inmigrante status for two years you can become a Peruvian citizen. Here are some other alternatives to residency.
- Get a work visa. If you can score an expat package, all the better.
- Start your own business. It'll get you a visa. You'll need $39K and there's a lot of paperwork involved.
- Get a student visa. You will be able to work part-time as well. married.
- Get a retirement visa. You'll have to prove a steady source of income, not from a job. (ex, government retirement scheme, private retirement scheme, etc.)
- Get a family visa. If you have children that were born in Peru, they can become Peruvian citizens. If your kids are Peruvian, you might be able to get a visa through them. Get a lawyer. I've heard it's possible, but don't know anyone who has done it.
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