Peruvians start applying for biometric passports this week

February 24, 2016 - 

Peru’s Interior Minister Jose Luis Perez Guadalupe announced this week that citizens are now able to initiate the required procedures to obtain the new biometric passport, according to a report by Andina.

Peru’s Migrations Agency will issue 250 documents per day to start and expects to increase that to 40,000 units per month until they have delivered 1.2 million passports.

“We don’t have to face long queues,” said Guadalupe. “Citizens can register online and set the date and hour, when they will go apply for it.”

It costs about $28.10 USD to apply.

Earlier this month, it was reported that over the next three years, Peru’s National Superintendent of Migrations will issue 1.2 million and the Foreign Affairs Ministry will issue 400,000 of the electronic documents, including 20,000 diplomatic passports.

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