Personal Appearance Waiver

All applicants are required to appear personally at the Consular Section to apply for a U.S. Visa.

However, certain applicants may be exempt from that requirement based on their age.

Applicants that do not need to appear in person must meet the following criteria:

Applicants are not required to appear in person for the visa interview if they meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a Peruvian Citizen resident in Peru
  • Applying for Tourism (B2) Visa
  • Both parents must have valid visas and must be resident in Peru
  • Has not had a previous visa lost, stolen or revoked within the last 10 years
  • Has never been arrested or convicted of a crime, deported from the United States, denied entry to the United States, or has had any other problems or difficulties with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when attempting to enter the United States.

Procedures for minor children under the age of 14 who meet the above requirements:

  • Complete Visa application form DS-160 online at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv
  • Register an account through http://peru.usvisa-infoom
  • Pay the Visa application (MRV) fee through this service.
  • Schedule an appointment under the "Visitor Visa – Interview Waived" trip purpose during the online registration or by phone.

On the day of the interview, submit the following documents on behalf of the minor:

  • Applicant's valid passport
  • The DS-160 visa application confirmation page
  • MRV fee payment confirmation
  • One 5 x 5 cm (or 2" x 2") color photo with white background taken within the last 6 months. Please click here for photo guidelines.
  • A copy of the child’s DNI (Documento Nacional de Identidad)
  • A copy of the valid U.S. visas belonging to both parents listed on the birth certificate. IMPORTANT: Please do not bring original passports of the parents as supporting documents.

NOTE: The Consular Officer reserves the right to request an in-person interview, for any applicant, for any reason.

  1. If the minor is the only family member applying for a visa: schedule an appointment in the child's name through this service. The child is not required to appear in person for the visa interview. A parent must present the child's application at the time of the scheduled interview.
  2. If the minor is applying for a visa with at least one parent: schedule the parent and child through this service under the regular trip purposes that match the purpose of travel. The child is not required to appear in person for the visa interview. The parent(s) must attend the scheduled interview and bring the child's application documents with them.
  3. Documents should include:
    • Nonimmigrant Visa Application (DS-160) Form
    • General application documents for the visa type
    • Copy of child's DNI (Documento Nacional de Identidad)
    • If applicable a marriage certificate of the parents
    • If one parent is applying, must bring copies of missing parent's identification (DNI, or a passport with a visa)

NOTE: The Consular Officer reserves the right to request an in-person interview, for any applicant, for any reason.

Minor children under the age of 14 (0-13) applying with a legal guardian, the child must appear in person accompanied by the legal guardian with the court documents proving legal custody.

Applicants are not required to appear in person for the visa interview if they meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a Peruvian Citizen resident in Peru
  • Applying for Business/Tourism (B1/B2) Visa
  • Has not had a previous visa lost, stolen or revoked within the last 10 years
  • Has never been arrested or convicted of a crime, deported from the United States, denied entry to the United States, or has had any other problems or difficulties with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol when attempting to enter the United States.
  • If the applicant has been refused a visa, must have been subsequently issued a U.S. Visa
    • NOTE: Qualified applicants use DHL courier service to submit the appropriate documentation.

Procedures for applicants over the age of 80:

  • Complete Visa application form DS-160 online at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv
  • Register an account through http://peru.usvisa-infoom
  • Select the "Visitor Visa – Courier Application Process" option.
  • Applicants should select a conveniently located DHL office where they wish to pick up their passports.
  • Pay the Visa application (MRV) fee through this service.
  • Drop off the application package at a designated DHL location

The application package must include:

  • Applicant's valid passport
  • The DS-160 visa application confirmation page
  • MRV fee payment confirmation
  • One 5 x 5 cm (or 2" x 2") color photo with white background taken within the last 6 months. Please click here for photo guidelines.

NOTES:

The Consular Officer reserves the right to request an in-person interview, for any applicant, for any reason.

If the visa is approved, the passport with the issued visa will be available for pick-up at the applicant’s selected DHL location in approximately 3 weeks.