Sep 14 2018

Online Contract Registration System to be Launched


The situation

The Ministry of Labor expects to launch an online system for filing work contract registrations, a mandatory step in the Resident Work Visa application process, in the upcoming months.

Work contract registration application process

The steps for the new online process will be as follows:

  • Upload the signed work contract by both parties and sworn declaration signed by the company’s legal representative to the online system;

  • Submit payment online; and

  • Immediate issuance of approval by the Ministry of Labor which is used to file the visa application.

Peruvian companies should be aware that the approved work contract registration can be annulled if information in the documents is not accurate.  Labor authorities (Sunafil or Ministry of Labor) that conduct local company audits can request additional documents at their discretion.


  • The overall processing time for the approval of the work contract will be reduced, allowing the foreign national to commence the Resident Worker Visa application step sooner.

  • As there are fewer documentary requirements, time required to gather these documents will significantly decrease.

Looking ahead

Foreign nationals and employers should expect that it may take a few months for the new online system to be fully operational. Fragomen will monitor the situation and report on any issues that arise.


This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to [email protected].