Getting a U.S. Visa in Peru 2022

Looking to get your US Visa at the US Embassy or Consulate in Peru?

Below you will find reviews from others who have, including turnaround times, and appointment wait times.

If you’re looking for more information about the types of visa available and other locations, visit my Immigration section and you can read everything from a step-by-step guide to the E3 visa through to introductions to the best immigration lawyers available.

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If you’ve recently gone through a visa process (good or bad), I’d love to hear about it so I can help people in the future!

Lima, Peru


5 days

Emergency Only

2 reviews


 E-3 Renewal
3 Days
It was a 3 day turn around time to pick up in Lima, but I got it sent to Cusco (so it was 7 days). Please note you will need to have a second passport to travel around the country. They messed up my company name (they used the founders name rather than the company name, but I have not had any issues with immigration to date)
- Jenna (about 5 years ago)


 J-1 New
7+ Days
Took almost 3 weeks to get a visa. Very poor communication from the embassy and it's very crowded given everyone from Peru needs to have a visa to travel to the US (and there are a lot of people who want to do this!). Traveled around Peru during that time without a passport (this is highly not recommended - you will have a very hard time getting out of Lima airport but at the regional locations, they are more forgiving).
- James (about 4 years ago)