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U.S. Embassy Lima
Avenida La Encalada cdra. 17 s/n
Surco, Lima 33
Telephone: + (51) (1) 618-2000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: + (51) (1) 618-2000
Fax: + (51) (1) 618-2724
U.S. Consular Agency - Cusco
Av. El Sol 449, Suite #201
Telephone: + (51) (84) 231-474
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: + (51) 984-621-369
Fax: + (51) (84) 245-102
Peru is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters. Peru is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters. The United States and Peru are parties to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol. The U.S. Central Authority for the treaty is the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of Foreign Litigation, Washington, D.C. Requests for service under the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol may be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice's contractor, Process Forwarding International (PFI), for transmittal to the Peruvian Central Authority.
Service on a Foreign State: See also our Service Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) feature and FSIA Checklist for questions about service on a foreign state, agency or instrumentality.
Prosecution Requests: U.S. federal or state prosecutors should also contact the Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, Department of Justice for guidance.
Defense Requests in Criminal Matters: Criminal defendants or their defense counsel seeking judicial assistance in obtaining evidence or in effecting service of documents abroad in connection with criminal matters may do so via the letters rogatory process.
Peru is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters.
Attorneys from the United States should contact local counsel to determine the availability of particular procedures. If depositions taken at the U.S. Embassy are permitted under local law, attorneys should contact the U.S. Embassy in Lima to make arrangements.
Peru is a party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents. Peru’s competent authority for the Hague Apostille Convention will authenticate Peruvian public documents with Apostilles. For information about authenticating U.S. public documents for use in Peru, see the list of U.S. Competent Authorities. To obtain an Apostille for a U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America, contact the U.S. Department of State, Passport Services, Vital Records Office.