An Embassy Message For U.S. Citizens

by Captain Bill

You can stay in touch and get Embassy updates by checking the Embassy Lima website. You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State’s, Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings & Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information. If you don’t have internet access, the Department of State has a call center updated (1-888) 407-4747 toll free in the U.S. and Canada, or outside the U.S. and Canada on a regular toll line at (1-202) 501-4444.

We recommend U.S. citizens register their travel plans with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy through the State Department’s travel registration website. Travelers may obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling (1-888) 407-4747 toll free in the U.S. and Canada, or on a regular toll line at (1-202) 501-4444 from elsewhere in the world.

For information on general crime and security issues, U.S. citizen should also consult the Department of State’s Country-Specific Information on Peru as well as the Worldwide Caution, which can be found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.  For further information on safety tips while traveling abroad, U.S. citizens should also consult the following website by clicking here.

For any emergencies involving American citizens in Peru, please contact the American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section, located in Monterrico, a suburb of Lima, at Avenida La Encalada, Block Seventeen; telephone 51-1-618-2000 during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or for after-hours emergencies, dial 51-1-618-2935; fax 51-1-618-2397 or 618-2724; website. The Consular Section is open for American citizen services from 8:00am to 11:30am weekdays, excluding U.S. and Peruvian holidays. You may also contact the Government of Peru’s tourist support office iPeru 24 hours a day at (01) 574-8000 or at their e-mail.

All services except emergencies require an appointment. The U.S. Consular Agency in Cusco, Peru, is located at Avenida Pardo 845, Cusco. The office can be reached by phone at (51-84) 231-474, and is open Monday through Friday, excluding U.S. and Peruvian holidays, from 8:00am to 2:00pm. You may also contact i-Peru, the Government of Peru’s tourist support office, 24 hours a day at (01) 574-8000 or by e-mail.

An Embassy Message For U.S. Citizens

Bill Grimes, publisher of this Captain’s Blog, and U.S. Embassy of Peru, Warden of Iquitos.

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