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Old 28 Jan 2003
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Custum troubles in Peru, advice needed!

I left my Tenere in Lima, after a 6 month trip around South America. In november this year I have planned another trip, but by that time my bike has been in Peru forover 1 year. I only got the normal 3 month temp import permit. The bike is regristered in The Netherlands. What are my options? Any Ideas?
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If you have someone in Peru, let him bring the bike over to La Paz - Bolivia (he can go back by bus). In Bolivia you get normally a 6 month permit. So when bike is here I might bring it over once to Peru and back. I need for that your papers and a permission of you with a copy of passport.

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Hi,

I had the same 'problem' in Burkina Faso. I left my bike in Ouaga for a year and then returned to travel on. I entered Burkina on a three months Laissez Passer (temp. import permit). Because I was traveling on to countries for which I needed a Carnet I had a Carnet with me when I returned to Burkina.

I was a bit worried how I could get the Carnet stamped with the bike already in the country. So I went to the nearest (very small) bordertown first, but the man from customs did not want to stamp the carnet...:-(
Next option was customs at the airport in Ouagadougou. I went in, showed them the Carnet and said a had a serious problem: i didn't know how to get this carnet stamped, and ask him for help. He then invited me for tea and called in all the man who never saw a carnet before. The Big BOss himself then showed all how to fill in a Carnet and told them about the procedure. When finished he thanked me and in less the half an hour I was out of Ouaga again with my bike officially in the country.

I never had to use the story i prepared that I had to leave Burkina because of family problems in Holland. I think you best just go to Customs at Lima airport and tell the truth about the situation but with a good (made up) story on why you had to leave Peru and, seriously, ask them for help. Keep smiling and act helpless. You probably will get a new permit (or a Carnet stamped) with a little hassle and maybe some money.

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my suggestion:
similar to what peter suggested above: go to lima police and say your wallet (including bike temporary import permit) was stolen. get a police report. of course your dutch bike papers and passport were in your hotel safe...

at the border present the usual documents and the police report. smile a lot, act confused and be prepared hang around and to possibly pay a 'processing fee'. i found peruvian customs and immigration to be pretty cool.

after all, you'll be leaving the country with your vehicle, so they shouldn't care that much.

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ps. how easy is it to manually change the importation date from 2002 to 2003?
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Alternatively, leave Peru via the north side of Lake Titicaca heading for Bolivia.

There's nothing there when you leave Peru. Just a bunch of army guys playing football.

And only a very inefficient custom's guy on the Bolivia side. Sort out your import papers for Bolivia with him, or you will have to go the Aduana in El Alto (La Paz).
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by MillsRoadsurfer:
[B]I left my Tenere in Lima...

I plan to do the same thing in a month or two. Where did you leave it? Or can anyone assist with a place to store my R100GS in Peru or Ecuador for 6 months?
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Thanks for all the advice,

I'm currently working on a sollution with the peruvian(?)embassy. If this doesn't work out I will probably cross on a small border(Lake Titicaca)to Bolivia. And regrister there. I stored my bike at the South American Explorers Club in Lima, and became a member. for details check out www.samexplo.org..

Thanks for your reaction,

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