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pistachio replied to the thread Anyone flying to Peru from Chicago ! When on the Peru forum on April 12, 2014:
mrmarko48 initially posted:
Strangely I found that a Chicago / Lima roundtrip ticket is relatively cheap but, sending a cell phone is Not ! $150 by Fed Ex and about 5 days ! hmmmmm Trying to get cell to fiancé in lima now !
pistachio replied on April 12, 2014 with:
you really better be sure that the cell phone is 1. not locked and 2. able to accept a Sims card / Lots of phones are available here and that might be the most practical method,, but more... look in to magic jack for non cell communication from South America / Peru to the States...
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sariatchue posted Teaching English in Piura on the Peru forum on April 09, 2014:
Hi all. I moved to Peru in March with the ultimate goal of teaching English. I lived in Arequipa for a month where I obtained my TEFL certification. I decided to travel a little bit to see which city would be the best fit for me. I am currently in Cusco and plan to go to Piura next. I am familiar with the English teaching job situations in Arequipa and Cusco, however, I do not hear much about Piura. If anyone has any insight I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
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pistachio replied to the thread Chances a US ex felon could get residency on the Peru forum on April 04, 2014:
expatguywill initially posted:
Any thoughts or considerations on an ex felony record getting a permanent residency in Peru? It's always been my dream to visit and possibly stay as i'm desperate for a new life outside the US. If there are any loopholes or alternatives on how i could stay in country or perpetual tourist idea could it work?
pistachio replied on April 04, 2014 with:
hi.......... sounds to me like you need a new sky...... I am sure you have done some research on the topic and as well your experience would had made you aware of the restrictions placed upon you as a convicted felon.... nevertheless I point you to a website with information: http://www.ehow.com/facts_6059710_restrictions-convicted-felons.html next, you have to know if you can get a passport. I am assuming that you are free of parole. Suppose you can obtain a legal passport and then make a decision to travel. I think you would want to select a country where no visa is required for entry.... that way it is your passport which qualifies you for entry to that country. from this website: http://www.ehow.com/facts_7605484_foreign-felon-go-usa-passport.html I quote: Visa-Free Countries Dozens of countries do not require visas for U.S. citizens. Thus, if you have a valid U.S. passport, entry should be straightforward and no different than as if you had no criminal record. Some foreign nations which do not require visas for U.S. citizens include: Mexico, all Caribbean countries, all countries in the European Union, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, New Zealand and South Africa. alright, now when you enter Peru you have an automatic permission for I believe 90 days and I think you can have 180 just for the asking. In Peru - what is required to extend this automatic visa is that you leave and return the country before the expiration of either the 90 or 180 days - in other words you have to cross a border and have your passport stamped when you re-enter.... thus... an automatic extension from That date. You can do this indefinitely and remain legal in Peru. To cross a border you can travel to either of these bordering countries usually by bus.. Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and return. Your return can me Immediate. In this case you will technically be a Perpetual Tourist in Peru. Peru Residency is easy to obtain but performing all of the steps is very much a trying task. Likely you will need help with the process. However, to do this you have to qualify for residency in one way or another. If you can qualify for any of the categories of residency it is best to know if ultimately your record is a deal breaker in the eyes of Peru. Be aware that there is an Interpol portion of the requirement . I do not know if Peru Immigration Law allows or disallows residency for a person with a history. I am pretty sure that it will not be difficult to find out at the Peruvian Embassy where you are. In any case if Peru has no such restriction then you would apply for residency should you be able to qualify in the way any person would in the different categories of residency here. If they do not allow it because of your record then the Perpetual Tourist path may be the best. As a perpetual tourist generally life here would be restricted but not severely. It would probably be a good idea to carry always a copy of your passport and be aware that you would Not be able to open a bank account which might make some things a little difficult. However is you have a spouse or such who is with you and not having the particular restrictions that you may have then that person could apply for residency and obtain it and have banking privileges and so on..... I offer my opinions here as a not professional in the area.... pistachio
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krlee03 replied to the thread Trujillo Trujillo Trujillo on the Peru forum:
pistachio initially posted:
Am I the only expat here in Trujillo..... Oooooooo solo miooooo ! pistachio
krlee03 replied on April 03, 2014 with:
Hello! Yes, I'm a retired English teacher. I don't teach anymore, but my 26-year-old daughter has her ESL certificate and would love to work with your girls. Let me know if you would like to pursue this. :-) Kind regards, Karen
andrea1 replied on March 21, 2014 with:
By chance do you teach English? I have two little girls and I am desperately looking for a native English speaker to teach them.
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chitim replied to the thread Relocation movers on the Peru forum:
Connie19 initially posted:
Can anyone give a recommendation for a reputable mover....moving from Lima, Peru, to Panama City, Panama.....many thanks
chitim replied on April 02, 2014 with:
Hi Connie I am the GM of ATG Relocations based in Lima. If you are still looking for a company to help you with your move we would be happy to give you a free in-home estimate. www.atg-relocations.com Thanks, Tim
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adminee posted Tsunami Warning on the Peru forum:
FROM NOAA's National Weather Service: TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 004 PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS ISSUED AT 0131Z 02 APR 2014 THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA... WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA. ... A TSUNAMI WARNING AND WATCH ARE IN EFFECT ... A TSUNAMI WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR CHILE / PERU / ECUADOR / COLOMBIA / PANAMA A TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR COSTA RICA / NICARAGUA / EL SALVADOR / GUATEMALA / MEXICO / HONDURAS FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS BULLETIN... IT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY AT THIS TIME. THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE. AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ORIGIN TIME - 2347Z 01 APR 2014 COORDINATES - 19.8 SOUTH 70.8 WEST DEPTH - 10 KM LOCATION - NEAR THE COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE MAGNITUDE - 8.2
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Hi Expat Community, I am a student at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, where I am taking part in the ‘Cross Cultural Business Skills’ minor program. My fellow students and I are studying the differences and similarities in various countries in terms of their business practices and customs. In particular, we are interested in the various different national recruitment (HRM) principles. By means of a survey with a number of different business people (local and expats) from Peru, we hope to get an idea of Peruvian recruitment and Human Resource Management practices. We hope that you will be willing to help us by responding to our online survey or by referring others. Please click on the link below if you would be willing to help us. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V3TJQHD Kind Regards = <> = <> = <> = <> = <> = <> = <> = Cross Cultural Business Minor Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences School of Economics and Management Parttime department Commerce Fraijlemaborg 133, 1102 CV Amsterdam, the Netherlands http://www.minorccbs.com/ = <> = <> = <> = <> = <> = <> = <> =
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rianmi replied to the thread Health Insurance over 62 on the Peru forum:
rianmi initially posted:
Someone last year had some information on getting health insurance for older expats. I am 62 and looking to obtain insurance. I cannot retrieve the information. I know most do not cover after a certain age. Can someone please help.
rianmi replied most recently with:
Alpineprince thanks for the info.
rianmi replied most recently with:
Alpineprince thanks for the info.
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andrea1 posted Piura!! English Teacher on the Peru forum:
Looking for native speaking English teacher for my two daughters.
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IamLegalShield replied to the thread Who wants friends in Arequipa? on the Peru forum:
MitchYCarly initially posted:
Hi all, Just moved to Arequipa with my boyfriend and will be here until September. We are both from California (SF bay area) and are looking for some friends to drink, dance and/or chill with. Any advice on the city would be welcome too! Cheers!
IamLegalShield replied most recently with:
Hi! Congrats on your big move! Exciting times for you. I'm flying down to Peru for my first time 4/15, to Cusco 4/17 and with family in the Sacred Valley until 4/22. I have a week until my return to US from Lima and am trying to figure out where to go, see and stay. Any advice? Titicaca and Arequipa are on the radar.
gracerosa replied most recently with:
Hola. I am here with my Boyfriend. This is our Second trip to Peru together, and this time we have relocated permanently. We are in Arequipa, Looking for an apartment and we have a registered NGO in the US. We are here to build a learning school for Sustainable Development, as the developing nations are developing fast and have a HUGE responsibility. I am from Atlanta, and my partner was born in Arequipa but "exported" to New York. Randol (mi amore) is a DJ and has a party Scheduled April 11. .. anyone wanting to hang out, we love AREQUIPA, and especially PISAC, CUSCO. Provecho!
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