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Government of Canada services and information in Lima, Peru

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the Embassy of Canada to Peru, in Lima.

COVID-19: Travel guidance

All travellers, regardless of citizenship, must meet specific requirements when coming to Canada. For information on COVID-19 and travel, visit COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Birth abroad

If you are a Canadian citizen and your child was born in Peru, your child is Peruvian by birth. You must register the birth at RENIEC (Registro Nacional de Identificación y Estado Civil) in order to get a birth certificate.

For more information, please refer to Birth abroad.

Citizenship services

Find out how to apply for a citizenship certificate at : Apply for Canadian proof of citizenship.

  • Complete the form
  • Pay your application fees online, print a copy of the receipt
  • Submit your documents:
    • By mail: Embassy of Canada / Consular Section, Bolognesi 228, Miraflores, 15074, Lima, Peru
    • In person: (1) Book an appointment online (wearing a mask during the appointment is mandatory – KN95 or double mask), or (2) Leave the documentation in a closed envelope addressed to CONSULAR SECTION/PASSPORT SERVICES, at the guard booth at the Embassy located at: Bolognesi 228, Miraflores, Lima

Translations

Any document that is not in English or French must be submitted with a certified translation. You may contact the "Colegio de Traductores del Peru" to get the list of certified translators.

Note: If your child was born in Peru, they will have to leave the country on a Peruvian passport. Peruvian children are subject to local regulations applicable to the exit of minors from Peru.

Payment method

Pay your application fees online. Print a copy of the receipt.

Details Fee (CAD)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00
Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship 100.00
Replacement / Update of proof of Canadian citizenship 75.00
Application for a Search of Citizenship Records 75.00

Marriage abroad

Please note that we do not perform marriage at the Embassy and we do not register marriage.

If you plan to get married in Peru, we recommend you consult with the municipality for the requirements applying to your situation.

In any case, local authorities will most likely require you to provide a “certificado de solteria” to confirm your capacity to marry. In Canada, it is often referred to a Certificate of non-impediment to marriage. Canada does not issue these certificates.

Instead, you could:

  • Make a declaration in front of local notary (verify with the Municipality if it’s acceptable)
  • Request a statement in lieu of certificate of non-impediment to marriage abroad, issued by the Embassy in English or French. (verify with the Municipality if it’s acceptable)

To obtain the statement in lieu of certificate of non-impediment to marriage abroad, please send an email to limacs@international.gc.ca and book an appointment online. Bring the following documents to your appointment:

  • Valid Canadian passport
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship
  • Statutory declaration of present marital status (see below for further details)
  • Certified true copy of a divorce certificate/final judgment of divorce or of the former spouse’s death certificate, if previously married.

The statutory declaration of present marital status can be done in front of a local notary/lawyer of your choice or during your appointment at the Embassy.

If you choose to do the statutory declaration of your present marital status at the Embassy, you will need to prepare the statutory declaration in advance (in English of French) and bring it with you. Do not sign it, it will have to be signed in front of the consular officer at the Embassy during your appointment.

The statutory declaration must contain the following information:

  • Your full name as on your Canadian passport
  • Your citizenship
  • Your present marital status
  • Your permanent address
  • Full name and citizenship of your future spouse

For more information, please visit Marriage outside Canada.

Notarial services

The Embassy of Canada in Lima, Peru, provides notarial services primarily for the benefit of Canadian citizens, when no local service providers exist. Services may be provided to non-Canadians only if the documents are intended to be used in Canada and on a case-by-case merit.

Notarial services are offered by appointment only. You can book your appointment online.

Consular officers are not notaries, nor are they commissioners of oaths, lawyers, etc. and do not provide the following services:

  • Certify the genuineness, legality or credibility of documents
  • Draft or modify legal/notarial documents
  • Act as an agent for another entity
  • Verify the identity of someone
  • Sign any document if the content can be misled or used for fraudulent purposes.

The Consular officer’s ability to provide services does not create an obligation to perform notarial functions on any document; they may elect not to do so. In many cases, local service providers are in a better position to offer the services. To receive a list of notary public offices and lawyers, please e-mail limacs@international.gc.ca.

Please note that there shall be no reimbursement nor waiver of fees if the document is not accepted by a third party. Fees are required for each service.

For more information, please visit notarial services offered abroad.

Notarial services offered at the Embassy of Canada to Peru:

Authentication

This service certifies the genuineness of the signature and seal of a document government official. It does not validate the content of the document. The Embassy of Canada will only authenticate documents bearing the following:

  • Original seal and signature of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru for documents issued in Peru, only if officially requested by a Canadian entity.
  • Original seal and signature of Government of Canada officials
  • Original seal and signature of Vital Statistics registrar’s general of Canadian Provinces and Territories, only for specific documents.
  • Original seal and signature of some Canadian notaries and lawyers.

Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.

For more information visit: Authentication of documents.

Certified true copies

A true copy is a certified copy of an original document which, when properly marked as such, may be accepted by institutions (banks, governments, courts of law) as being of equal value as the original.

The Embassy will only certify a copy if:

  • The original document is submitted
  • The client is a Canadian citizen
  • The documents are in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.

The Embassy of Canada will not certify a true copy if any of the following applies:

  • the document is a religious document
  • the originating document is printed off of a website or received by e-mail, which does not constitute an original document for the purpose of certifying a true copy
  • the content is such that it is expected to mislead as to purpose, or may be used for fraudulent purposes

The Embassy does not certify copies of documents related to immigration/visa applications or on behalf of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Visit Immigration and citizenship for more details.

A certified copy does not validate the content of the original document or the copy and a non-validation stamp will be applied, even on copies of Governmental issued documents such as Canadian passports, birth certificates, marriage certificates, diplomas, transcripts, etc.

Witnessing a signature

This is when someone vouches for the authenticity of another’s signature by signing the document that the other has signed. This is not to be confused with attesting or verifying the client’s identity, which cannot be performed by the consular officer.

Signature witnessing can often be performed by any person, including friends, coworkers or certain professionals (notaries, lawyers, etc.). You should try those options first. To receive a list of notary public offices and lawyers, please send an e-mail to: limacs@international.gc.ca.

When no other options are available, the Embassy of Canada might be able to witness a signature on certain documents, on a case-by-case basis. Documents to be witnessed must be prepared by the client and first submitted to the consular section by email at limacs@international.gc.ca for review. A member of the consular team will contact you within 2 to 5 working days to confirm whether the service can be provided. If approved, client will have to present a government issued ID, bearing a photo, signature and personal details. The stamp stating that the Embassy does not validate the content of the document will be added.

Criminal record check

Canadian certified criminal record checks can only be obtained through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Please note that the Embassy does not provide fingerprints services.

Processing time

While the consular team aims to render the service at the time of the visit, please consult the following document for more information about processing time: Services Standards for specialized services and passport services.

Payment method

We only accept credit card payments (Visa or MasterCard). You can bring your credit card and pay at the Embassy during your appointment or you can complete the credit card authorization form at the Embassy or bring the completed form with you. The credit card holder must fill and sign the credit card authorisation form and provide proof of identity.

Details Fee (CAD)
Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries. 50.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (less than 200 words). The fee shown is per document. 30.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (200-499 words). The fee shown is per document. 60.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (500-999). The fee shown is per document. 80.00
Providing a Passport Canada CTC. The fee shown is per set of three copies. 45.00
Issuing a Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad. The fee shown is a minimum, per document. 80.00
Making a copy of a document (photocopy). The fee shown is per page. 3.00

Passport services

Apply or renew while abroad

How to submit

  • By mail: Embassy of Canada / Consular Section, Bolognesi 228, Miraflores, 15074, Lima - Peru
  • In person: (1) Book an appointment online (wearing a mask during the appointment is mandatory – KN95 or double mask), or (2) Leave the documentation in a closed envelope addressed to CONSULAR SECTION/PASSPORT SERVICES, at the guard booth at the Embassy located at: Bolognesi 228, Miraflores, Lima.

Processing time for passport applications

  • It takes 20 working days to process any type of Canadian passport.
  • Passport Canada does not offer expedited services outside Canada.
  • For emergency travels, please email limacs@international.gc.ca or call us for assistance.

Payment method

Pay online for all your passport services. Print a copy of the receipt.

Details Fee (CAD)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00
Emergency passport 75.00
Retention of a valid Canadian passport (during processing of the application for a replacement passport) 45.00
Temporary passport 110.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad.

Visa and immigration services

Refer to Travel documents – Visas.

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

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