Social Security Registration in Peru: A Complete Guide

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What is it?

Social Security Registration in Peru is a legal requirement for all residents, ensuring they have access to social security benefits like healthcare, pensions, and disability support. The registration process involves submitting various documents to local authorities to confirm eligibility and identity.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for all Peruvian residents, including expatriates and their dependents, who are working or planning to work in Peru. It is also necessary for those who want to secure social security benefits such as healthcare and pensions.


  1. Gather all necessary documents as listed below.
  2. Visit the nearest National Superintendency of Tax Administration (SUNAT) office.
  3. Fill out the registration form provided by the SUNAT office.
  4. Submit the completed form along with the required documents.
  5. Wait for confirmation of your registration via email or post.
  6. Receive your social security number and card once approved.

Required documents

  • Valid passport or National ID card: Obtainable at the issuing authority in your country.
  • Proof of residence: You can use a utility bill or rental agreement.
  • Employment contract: Provided by your employer.
  • Tax identification number: Issued by the National Superintendency of Tax Administration (SUNAT).

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Additional details

  • Registration is mandatory for both employees and self-employed individuals.
  • Failure to register can result in fines or denial of social security benefits.
  • Registration can also be completed online through the SUNAT website.
  • Some regional offices may have specific requirements or procedures, so it’s advisable to contact them directly.


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