The Peruvian consulate in Chicago just denied my friend's application for a tourist visa on grounds of insufficient economic resources! He is a grad student at UMich (his application included a letter from school stating his stipend), has $6,000 in his saving account at the time of application, which should be plenty for 7 days in Peru. This decision is really shocking to us!
I am wondering if anyone knows a specialized travel agency that might be able to help my friend obtain a visa to visit Peru. Or can you help us think of ways to make the case that my friend has enough money to cover this trip.
Our trip is at the end of May (5/24-31) but my friend is going to a week-long conference in Toronto so time is a bit tight.
I hope that the Consulate will reconsider, getting a Peruvian visa should've been easy if he's in the US! Maybe Peru will consider doing like Mexico has just done and not require a visa for US visa holders...