Simplify Vehicle Registration in Peru - Step-by-Step Guide

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What is it?

Vehicle registration in Peru is a legal process by which a car or motorcycle receives official recognition to operate on public roads. This involves obtaining required documentation, verifying vehicle details, and ensuring compliance with local regulations. This service simplifies navigation through the bureaucratic procedures involved, ensuring that your vehicle is properly registered for lawful use within the country.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for anyone who owns a vehicle in Peru, including locals who have purchased a new or used car, expatriates relocating to Peru with their vehicles, and tourists or temporary residents who need to register a vehicle bought within the country. Individuals looking for a streamlined process to avoid the common hassles in vehicle registration will find this guide particularly useful.


  1. Gather all required documents such as proof of ownership and identification.
  2. Visit the local vehicle registration office (Superintendencia Nacional de los Registros Públicos - Sunarp).
  3. Submit the filled application forms and provide the necessary paperwork.
  4. Pay the required registration fees at the authorized payment centers.
  5. Perform the vehicle inspection as instructed by the officials.
  6. Collect the registration certificate and license plates once your application is processed and approved.

Required documents

  • Proof of ownership (sales contract or bill of sale)
  • National ID (DNI) or foreign resident ID (Carné de Extranjería)
  • Proof of address (utility bill or rental agreement)
  • Vehicle inspection certificate (Certificado de Inspección Técnica Vehicular)
  • Proof of vehicle insurance (SOAT - Seguro Obligatorio de Accidentes de Tránsito)

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Additional details

  • The registration process may take several weeks, so plan accordingly.
  • You can check the status of your registration online through the Sunarp website.
  • If importing a vehicle from abroad, additional customs and importation documents will be required.
  • Ensuring all paperwork is complete and accurate will help avoid delays.


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