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More than 50 Percent of Foreigners Who Visited Peru Since August 2006 Changed Visa Status From Business to Work

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The Immigration and Naturalization Direction (Digemin), a similar organization as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) reported today that more than 25,785 foreigners visited Peru from August 1, 2006 thru December 9, 2008. This group largely consisted of foreigners coming from the U.S., Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, India, Canada, Brazil and Spain who largely come to Peru interested in knowing the investment opportunities and then return decided to do it.

Out of the 25,785 foreigners, 12,813 foreigners requested their immigration status change from a business to a work visa.

As El Comercio newspaper reports, a representative from Digemin stated (translated to English):

In these past years, Peru has become one of the best options for foreigners given not only by its great tourism attractiveness, but also as a country where important business opportunities exist.”

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Written by Catherine Castro

December 23, 2008 at 12:54 am