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Dentistry in Peru

Saturday, December 21 2013, 12:21 AM
I am a Canadian dentist and looking for information on practicing dentistry and living in Peru. Do you have any information on the requirements to obtain a license to practice in Peru? If not, can you tell me who to contact. What is the process to immigrate? I speak some Spanish but am not fluent.
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      Sunday, December 22 2013, 11:04 PM - #permalink
      Hello Craig,

      I don't know the exact requirements, but getting your foreign title approved in Peru is a long and painstaking process. A friend of mine, pediatrician with a German title, gave up after trying to get licensed here for over a year.

      When I remember correctly your foreign title has to be recognized by the Peruvian Health Ministry and the so called "Asamblea Nacional de Rectores". The process has to be done via a university. Depending on this university the requirements vary a bit, but include your original diploma, a detailed certificate of your studies incl. your curriculum, syllabi of courses, seminars and other academic activities. All foreign documents have to be legalized by the Peruvian Consulate in your home country (or have an Apostille), then be officially translated and legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

      The Asamblea Nacional de Rectores should be able to exactly inform you about the process. Not sure if the contact details are still correct, but Juan Luis Denegri should be able to help jdenegri [at]

      Your visa status is a completely different story. If you don't have family ties to Peru and aren't planning to invest a decent amount of money (which only would make sense if you are licensed), you have to find someone sponsoring you a work visa. But this of course can only be done when your title is recognized.

      All in all Peru isn't a typical country of immigration and to get all your papers in order and gain a foothold isn't easy.
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