The Lima Field Office has jurisdiction over immigration benefits and services in the following countries: Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Uruguay, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Suriname, and Venezuela.
United States Embassy U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Avenida Encalada Cuadra 17 s/n Monterrico, Lima 33, Peru
DHS/USCIS Lima 8700 Lima Place Washington, DC 20521-3230
Mailing Address from Outside the US
United States Embassy U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Avenida Encalada, Cuadra 17 s/n Monterico, Lima 33, Peru
See street address above.
Hours of Operation
The Lima Field Office is open to the public on Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The office is closed on American and Peruvian Holidays.
Appointments: Appointments are not necessary during public walk-in hours. Public Walk-in Hours: Walk-in customers are processed on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 11:00AM.
Phone, Fax Numbers & Email
Telephone: For general inquiries in Spanish and English, please call the following number: (011) (511) 618-2000.
Appointments: All business is handled on a walk-in basis.
Walk-ins: Walk-ins are handled on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Public bus and taxi service is readily available.
Parking & Handicap Accessibility
There is no public parking available. The Embassy is handicap accessible.
The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to USCIS must be paid either in cash, in U.S. dollars or Peruvian soles, or by credit card. Payment is made to the Consular cashier. If paying in cash, the full amount must all be paid in the same currency. The Consular section does not accept checks or money orders.
We strive to provide quality service to our customers. If we have not lived up to this commitment, or if we have met or exceeded your expectations, please let us know. To comment on the services provided at this office, please write to the Field Office Director at the address given above, or to the: District Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services PO Box 9000 Brownsville, TX 78520
If you feel you were mistreated by a U.S. immigration employee, or wish to make a complaint of misconduct by a U.S. immigration employee, you may write to the District Director, or write directly to the: Department of Homeland Security USCIS Attn: Chief, International Operations Division 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 3300 Washington, DC 20529-2100
Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.
You should submit your Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status, in person or by mail if you wish to abandon your lawful permanent resident status.
If you wish to abandon your permanent resident status and give up your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) in person, please see the section above, Visiting the Office in Person, for information on making an appointment and office hours. If you wish to submit a Form I-407 by mail, please use the mailing address listed above and include your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), if available.
Information on international adoptions may be found at the Department of State website and in the Adoption section on the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
The Lima Field Office will accept and process Alien Relative Petitions for U.S. citizens that reside in Peru. U.S. who reside in the United States must file those petitions at the immigration office in the United States that has jurisdiction over the petitioner's place of residence.
U.S. immigration offices overseas do not accept or process Naturalization applications from U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) that live overseas. See the Citizenship section on the USCIS website for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.
Form I-131 Parole
The Lima Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian Parole by submitting their applications to:
For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries: USCIS Dallas Lockbox USCIS PO Box 660865 Dallas, TX. 75266
For Express mail and courier deliveries: USCIS Attn: HP 2501 S. State Hwy 121, Business Suite 400 Lewisville, TX 75067
Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131.
Form I-131 Re-entry
The Lima Field Office does not issue or extend Re-entry permits. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a Re-entry permit are in the How Do I Get A Travel Document section on the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
The Lima Filed Office is unable to receive refugee resettlement applications directly. Those who are in Peru and wish to inquire about receiving asylum or refugee protection or about protection benefits available to victims of human trafficking may do so by contacting UNHCR or ACNUR in Lima, Peru. Their telephone number is: (011) (511) 461-3480 when calling from the United States or (511) 461-3480 when calling from within Peru.
For general information and processing criteria, please see the Department of States website and elsewhere in the USICS Online Website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
Filing Form I-601 and I-212 from Abroad
If you are abroad and otherwise approved to immigrate to the United States, but a Department of State Consular Officer found you ineligible to enter because of one or more grounds of inadmissibility for which a waiver may be available, you may apply for a waiver by filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.
Waiver applications and supporting evidence should be mailed directly to the USCIS Lockbox. You may find the address for the appropriate USCIS Lockbox in the form instructions, as well as in the USCIS website at:
If you are sending your application to the USCIS Lockbox and believe you have extraordinary circumstances that are time-sensitive and compelling, you may attach a written request to have your application expedited at the time of filing.
If you have already submitted your application to the Lockbox, you can make an expedite request by either contacting the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) directly by email, or by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center.
For information on how to contact the NSC and our National Customer Service Center, please visit the Contact Us page on the USCIS website.
If you filed a Form I-601 with this office on or before June 4, 2012, and it is still pending, you may request that the USCIS office expedite adjudication of your application when there are extraordinary circumstances that are time-sensitive, compelling, and would require you to be in the U.S. sooner than would be possible if your application was processed under a normal time frame. A strong desire to immigrate to the United States as soon as possible is not by itself “extraordinary.”
You must deliver a written request to expedite adjudication to the USCIS Field Office Director. You must also provide evidence of the extraordinary and compelling circumstance.
If your request to expedite the adjudication of an I-601 waiver is approved, the USCIS office will notify you within 15 days of receipt of your request. If you do not receive a response within 15 days, then it is very likely that your request has been denied.
Please be aware that approval to expedite adjudication of an I-601 waiver application does not guarantee that you will be approved, but only that consideration and adjudication of the I-601 waiver application will be expeditiously handled. If additional evidence is required, the adjudication of your application may be delayed. You will receive a Request for Evidence if additional evidence is needed. If your request for expedited processing is denied, your waiver will be adjudicated within normal processing times.
Transportation Boarding Letters
The Lima Field Office will assist U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, who are temporarily in Peru and who have lost or had their Alien Registration Cards stolen, by providing Transportation Boarding Letters during public walk-in hours.
The following documents will be required: 1. A completed application form that is available at this office 2. A valid passport 3. Two photographs 4. A ''denuncia'' from the Peruvian National Police
There is no filing fee associated with this service.
Information Notification Updates
Fiancee Petitions (Form I-129F): Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) may not be filed at the Lima USCIS field office. Please see the I-129F filing instructions on the USCIS website.