The British Embassy in Lima represents the British government and manages various strands of the relationship between the UK and Peru.

Our Services

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate (besides Lima, currently in Cusco, Arequipa, Trujillo and Iquitos) as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before
  • you are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document.

Notarial and documentary services

Where local notaries can provide services, the British consulate will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.

Notarial and documentary services in Peru

  • Contents

  • Overview

  • Services we provide in Peru

  • What to bring to your appointment

  • Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

  • Make a certified copy of a document

  • Prepare a document in English or the local language

  • Convert a civil partnership to marriage

Overview

The British consulate can provide a range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Peru.

Where local notaries can provide services, the British consulate will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently. Some services may be available by post. You must make an appointment for each service that requires your personal attendance. Use the links after each service to make an appointment. Use the links after each service to make a reservation. A member of staff will contact you to confirm your appointment.

Before booking, make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant authority. This could be the local town hall, registry office, tax authorities, immigration office or another authority either in Peru, the UK or a third country.

Services we provide in Peru

Consular staff in Peru can:

  • administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

  • make a certified copy of a document

  • prepare a document in English or the local language

  • convert a civil partnership to marriage

For information about documents relating to marriage, such as a certificate of no impediment (CNI) and affirmations or affidavits of marital status, see getting married abroad.

If you can’t find the service you are looking for on this page, see other services provided by the British embassy in Peru

What to bring to your appointment

See the individual services below for details of supporting documents to bring. Make sure you have acceptable proof of address and identity, and payment for any fees. See the full list of consular fees

Payment

We accept payment by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only) or in cash in soles on the day of the appointment.

Proof of address and identity

For all appointments for notarial services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address. We accept passports or national identity cards as proof of identity. We accept documents such as utility bills as proof of your address.

Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

This service is for people who need to swear an oath, make an affirmation or make an affidavit in front of a consular officer. You may need to make an affirmation or affidavit of marital status in order to get married in Peru. See getting married abroad to find out what you need to do.

The consulate will not draft documents for you. First check with the consulate what format they need and then have the document drawn up or checked by a professional.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • The oath, affirmation or affidavit that you will swear or affirm.
  • The correct fee – see the list of fees.
  • Proof of identity/address.

Book an appointment to administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit.

Make a certified copy of a document

This service is for customers who need certified photocopies of British passports, Home Office registration/naturalisation certificates, British driving licences (both the plastic card and paper document are required) and British divorce decrees.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • The document that you need a certified copy of
  • The correct fee – see the list of fees
  • Proof of identity/address.

Book an appointment to make a certified copy.

Prepare a document in English or the local language

This service is for customers who require a signed and stamped version of one of our standard letters.

In a limited number of cases consular staff can write a statement of fact (‘preparing a certificate’) to help British nationals with various local authorities. The wording must be cleared with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, which means these documents will take longer to prepare.

We can only provide this service if we have proof that the wording/content you require is correct and unambiguous. This service is provided at the discretion of consular staff and we can refuse to provide it. Please contact the consulate before making an appointment.

We can prepare these documents in English or in the local language. Please ensure you select the correct service and note the difference in fees.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • Original written evidence to support your request for a letter from the consulate
  • The correct fee – see the list of fees.
  • Proof of identity/address.

Book an appointment to prepare a document in English.

Convert a civil partnership to marriage

This service is for couples who wish to convert an existing civil partnership into marriage. For information on getting married or entering into a civil partnership, see getting married abroad.

You do not need to have formed your civil partnership in Peru, but you must have been living here for 28 days.

We can convert civil partnerships formed between a British national and a partner of any nationality performed in Peru.

Read what you need to know about converting a civil partnership and then book your appointment using the link/links below. What you will need to bring with you:

  • your passport
  • your partner’s passport
  • your original civil partnership certificate
  • proof of residence, such as an employer’s letter, bank statement, utility bills, immigration stamps or hotel bills
  • the correct fee – see the list of fees

Book an appointment to convert a civil partnership to marriage.

Other services we provide

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds
  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
  • help people with mental illness
  • provide details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors
  • do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
  • contact family or friends for you if you want
  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters

Services provided elsewhere

We no longer witness life certificates for British nationals claiming a British pension abroad. Please refer to the list of people working in a recognised profession who can do this for you.

Data protection

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.

Disclaimer

This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy / consulate by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British embassy / consulate will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the embassy/consulate will be accepted.

Our people

Anwar Choudhury

Anwar Choudhury

British Ambassador to Peru

    Contact us

    British Embassy Lima

    Torre Parque Mar (22nd Floor)
    Avenida José Larco, 1301
    Miraflores

    Lima
    Peru

    Visa section opening times: From Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00
    Passport collection times: From Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 12:30

    For any emergency involving a British citizen during holidays or out-of-office-hours, please contact (51-1) 6173000 and your call will be properly re-directed.

    Access and opening times

    Visa Section

    Visa Section
    Torre Parque Mar (23rd Floor)
    Avenida José Larco, 1301
    Miraflores

    Peru

    Opening times: From Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 12:00

    Passport collection times: From Monday to Friday from 11:30 to 12:00

    To obtain information on visas please visit our web page http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/Peru/, where you can obtain free information regarding visas.

    Access and opening times