If you wish to get into Peru for tourism purpose, you may a need a visa depending on your nationality. The tourist visa is valid for only 183 days and cannot be extended upon expiration as it is just a single entry visa. Overstay fine is 1 USD per day. Upon arrival, you are required to stamp your passport at the Immigration office, stating the number of days you wish to stay. Countries who do not require visa include: United States, Canada, Mexico, most Central American countries (exception Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic), all South American countries, citizens of all countries within the European Union and Switzerland, South Africa, Citizens of Brunei, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Nationals who require a visa must apply same at the Peruvian Consulate in their countries and must provide the following:
1. A complete and signed application form.
2. A passport-size photograph taken recently.
3. An authentic passport that will remain valid throughout the course of your visit.
4. Round trip tickets.
5. Medical report showing that the tourist is in good health.
6. Bank statements to certify the ability of the tourist to cater for all his expenses financially.
7. Proof of detailed itinerary for your visit, invitation letter, hotel reservation.