The American Citizen Services section provides emergency services to Americans present in Peru in the event of arrest, death, crime victimization, repatriation, medical evacuation, temporary financial assistance and welfare-and-whereabouts cases. For more information, see the State Department publication "Welfare/Whereabouts Services Abroad". See also the State Department publication "Emergencies Assistance to American Citizens Abroad".
If you have a life or death emergency, you may call (51-1) 618-2000 at any time. An Embassy duty officer is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Please note that passports can only be replaced during office hours.
Please note that American Citizen Services staff memmbers do not answer visa related inquires. Please refer to the contact information for visa inquiries.
SCAM - Arrested in Peru
- If you have been contacted to send money to a loved one in Peru, please see the link below first! Criminals commonly attempt to scam money from travelers' family members by posing as the traveler and claiming to be in trouble. To learn more about this scam, please see the Department of State Fraud Warning.