Designated workers also called assigned workers are foreigners who enter the country with the goal of carrying out labor activities. They are sent by their employer overseas for a period limited and defined to perform a task or specific function or a job that requires professional, commercial, technical or highly specialized knowledge.
Designated Workers are allowed to sign contracts or transactions. They are in the home country payroll and they cannot receive income from Peruvian sources.
ASSIGNED WORKER VISA / DESIGNATED WORKER VISA REQUIREMENTS
The Designated Worker Visa requires the existence of a service agreement between a foreign company, providing a service and a Peruvian company, receiving the service.
SHORT-TERM VISA VS LONG-TERM
Foreigners who come for a short period (less than one year) can request a short-term Worker Visa/ or short-term Work Permit. In this case they are not considered as residents.
Foreigners who come for a long-term and sign a work contract for a duration over one year can request a Resident Worker Visa or Work Permit. They will get a Resident card. As soon as they have their card, they will be able to request Family visa for their relatives.