On March 6 2017, The Peruvian Foreign Affairs Ministry waived tourist and business visitor visa requirement for incoming Indian nationals. The exemption will apply to Indian citizens holding a visa for at least six months or a permanent resident status in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia or any Schengen State.
The document stipulates that Indian nationals shall enter Peru visa free for a stay of up to 180 days, either for a continuous visit or several consecutive visits, within a 12-month period. The reciprocal measure follows on India’s decision to liberalize tourist and business visa regime for Peruvians, announced last week.
Somehow I only found out about this a full 2 months later. While getting a visa to Peru is relatively easy compared to most other countries, its still inconvenient in that it requires keeping aside half a day, compiling up a bunch of documents and shelling out approximately $50 in addition to giving up your passport for a couple of days. And this is if you are lucky enough to be within range of a consulate. My trip to the Peruvian consulate here in LA was extremely pleasant but I am thrilled that this is one less place I need to apply to get a visa.