The Andean Migration Card (TAM) is a document that is given to all visitors and tourists who enter the member countries of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. It is a document of obligatory migratory control that allows the entrance and exit of the Peruvian territory and of the CAN in general.
How and when do I get the TAM?
The Andean Migration Card is given to visitors and/or tourists at the moment they enter Peru. Admission to Peruvian territory can be by air or land, and depending on the case, you will be given an Andean card virtual or physical.
1Card of Andean Migration Virtual:
- The TAM Virtual is delivered when you enter Peru by air through the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima. At the airport there are machines that automatically capture the passport and travel ticket data of the visitor, they will capture an image of you and your fingerprint, in this way the Andina Virtual Card will be generated and sent to your email.
- Once this process is finished, you will also be issued a printed voucher of your Virtual TAM, which will be stamped indicating your date of entry into the country. It is precisely this voucher, a copy, which you have to send us, as part of the process of booking and issuing the Ticket Machu Picchu.
2Andean Physical Migration Card:
- Physical TAM is delivered when entering Peru by land (across borders) or by any other Peruvian airport other than Jorge Chávez Airport. In this case, the immigration authorities will provide you with a physical form, which must be filled in manually with your data, once verified your information, your TAM will be stamped with the date of entry into the country. If you want, the format can be previously downloaded from the website of migrations of the Peruvian State, that way you can have the TAM ready for its respective sealing and thus avoid wasting time.
- A digital copy of the physical TAM is what you have to send us, as part of the process of booking and issuing the Ticket Machu Picchu.
Why should I send the TAM?
iMachuPicchuTicket is an authorized mediating agency for the sale of the electronic entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, our service is regulated by the Ministry of Culture of Peru, for which the Peruvian State requires us to present the Andean Migration Card of all the people who contract our services; this as part of the reservation and acquisition process of the Machu Picchu Ticket, to comply with the Peruvian tax rules and as part of the migration security control in the Andean Community of Nations (CAN). Therefore, it is essential that you send us a digital copy or photograph of your Andean Migration Card (TAM) after entering Peru.
How and where should I send the TAM?
You must send us your Andean Migration Card (TAM) as soon as possible and after you have entered Peru. To do this, you have to make a digital copy (e. g. a scan) or take an image or photograph of your TAM and send it to us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that the image you send us is completely clear and legible, so you don’t have to repeat this action.