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  • Public Information Access Law

    Public Information Access Law

    • Who can request public information?

      Any natural and legal person (Article 7 of the Transparence and Access to Public Information Law - Act No. 27806).
      It is not necessary to certify status as legal representative or submit records in public registries.

    • Do I need to justify my request or state the reasons why I need public information?

      No expression of cause shall be requested (Article 7 of the Transparence and Access to Public Information Law - Act No. 27806).

    • What type of information may be requested?

      All relevant information the State possesses is presumed to be public (Article 3 of the Transparence and Access to Public Information Law - Act No. 27806).
      There are exceptions that are expressly provided for under Act No. 27806 (check the following Frequently Asked Questions).
      Written documents, photographs, recordings, magnetic or digital records, or information in any other form.

    • What type of information is excluded from being made public? Exceptions

      Such information set out within the Law Exceptions (Article 15 of the Transparence and Access to Public Information Law - Act No. 27806).
      Such information that must be created or produced, which is not available or one does not have the obligation of having available at the time the request is made (Article 13 of the Transparence and Access to Public Information Law - Act No. 27806).
      Assessments or analyses of available information (Article 13 of the Transparence and Access to Public Information Law - Act No. 27806)

    • Can my request for information be refused?

      Yes, it can. But only when the information complies with the following:

      • CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION (for example: banking secrecy, as well as industrial, taxing and technological secrets, etc.).
      • SECRET INFORMATION (national, military and intelligence security).
      • RESTRICTED INFORMATION (citizen security, police investigations, etc.).

    • What is the procedure to request information of public nature?

    • What is the processing time for requests to access public information?

      The processing time is SEVEN (7) DAYS, which are counted in business days (no Saturdays, Sundays or holidays).
      Exceptionally, the processing time can be extended by five (5) additional days, after informing the person concerned (Article 11, Paragraph b) of the Transparence and Access to Public Information Law – Act. 27806).

    • What happens if my request is not answered within the term?

      I may consider my request as rejected and opt for one of the following steps:

      • Appeal – before the hierarchic head – General Secretariat of the MTC – in order to see that instructions to comply with the obligation to provide information are issued (Article No. 11, Paragraph e) of the Transparence and Access to Public Information Law – Act. 27806).
      • Exhaust the administrative remedies and submit my administrative litigation process to the judiciary, or submit a habeas data action to the Constitutional Court (Article 11, Paragraph e) of the Transparence and Access to Public Information Law – Act. 27806).

    • Does the request have any cost? Are there any processing fees or duties that need to be paid?

      The applicable fee is the payment corresponding to the reproduction cost (Article 17 of the Transparence and Access to Public Information Law – Act. 27806).
      Costs vary, depending on the requested form (simple copies, certified copies, CD, diskette, drawings, etc.). – Look under following link: home/documentos/transparencia/TUPA/2011/Todas%20las%20unidades.pdf

  • Telecommunications

    • Where do I find statistics of communications sector?

      Also, additional statistical information under: estadisticas

    • Is there any physiological effect caused by mobile phone antennas?

      According to studies carried out by the World Health Organization, to date there is no evidence that exposure to radiations emitted by the antennas of mobile phones causes any damage to health.
      However, based on the precautionary principle, countries have adopted measures in order to prevent any harm to the population’s health. Thus, for the case of Peru, Supreme Decree No. 038-2003-MTC sets out the maximum permissible limits of non-ionizing radiation for telecommunications activities.
      That is to say, it establishes the maximum radiation levels the antennas of the various telecommunications services (mobile phone, radio and television services) are allowed to emit.
      According to the World Health Organization and recent studies, the exposure to radiations from mobile phone base stations ranges from 0.002% to 2% of the levels established in the international guidelines on exposure limits, based on a number of factors, such as proximity of the antenna and its environment.
      Additionally, the Ministry has approved complementary technical standards that, among others, set out provisions for presenting theoretical studies, to which those who install the antennas are subject to, as well as the regulation of the supervision and control procedure, and the way of measuring the radiations emitted by antennas.

    • What can I do if I have doubts regarding the radiation levels a station operates with?

      The General Directorate for Control and Supervision of Communications of the Ministry of Transports and Communications is responsible for auditing compliance with the maximum limits for radiation emitted by radio communication antennas.

    • What are Special Basic Services and what are their numbers?

      These are facilities provided by the concessionaries of public telecommunications services to the community that aim to safeguard people’s assets and life, as well as to enable users to access the claims and information services related to the service. It is compulsory for the concessionaries of local public services to offer the community access to the special basic services provided. Access to the basic special services offered by the concessionaries of long-distance telecommunications services is provided from the networks of concessionaries of local public services; it is compulsory to offer access to these services within the framework of interconnection. These services do not require authorization from the administration.

      The main numbers of the special basic services that are operational so far are:

      103 Information on local and national guide
      105 Emergency – Police
      106 Emergency - Firefighters

    • May any legal or natural person transmit radio wave signals?

      No, only people who have the authorization for such purpose, granted by the Ministry of Transports and Communications, except for those who transmit in frequency bands considered as unlicensed frequency bands.

    • What should I do if I want to contact a relative during or after an earthquake?

      When there is an emergency situation, caused by an earthquake, people tend to make phone calls, which cause congestion of telecommunications networks because many people wish to talk at the same time.

      Find below some recommendations to increase your probability of succeeding in communicating:

      • Use your mobile phone’s text messaging service.
        The text messaging service requires little network resources. Therefore, in emergency situations, sending a text message is more likely to be successful than trying to make a phone call.
      • Call the emergency number 119 to leave messages.
        From a home or public landline phone or from a mobile, you can call the emergency number 119, follow the instructions and leave a short message associated to your phone number (for example: ‘’This is Pedro, I am fine. Don’t worry. Let’s talk later.”). Thus, any relative or friend can call to that number from anywhere and retrieve the message to get to know about his/her your relative’s or friend’s situation.
      • Be brief if you use the phone.

      Try to be brief when you make a call. Take into account that it is important to release network resources in order that more people have the option to communicate in emergency situations.

    • What is Number Portability?

      It is the user’s right to keep his/her mobile number even after changing the operator. The users will be able to exercise this right as of January 1, 2010.
      The Number Portability was enacted by Law No. 28999, Law of Number Portability on Mobile Services, while the "Terms for implementation of number portability of mobile public services in the country” were approved through Supreme Decree No. 040-2007-MTC.

    • What are the emergency numbers?

      The nationwide emergency numbers, which are free of charge for users, are the following:

      CODE SERVICE
      105 Emergency - Police
      110 Emergency - Highway Police (National Road Network)
      111 National Emergency – Single Emergency Number (under implementation)
      115 Civil Defense
      116 Emergency - Firefighters
      117 Emergency - Hospitals
      118 Emergency - Coastguards

    • What are the departmental codes or numbering areas?

      The following departmental codes are used to perform national long-distance communications:

      Numeration Area (NA) Geographical Coverage Departments
      1 LIMA
      44
      43
      42
      41
      LA LIBERTAD
      ANCASH
      SAN MARTIN
      AMAZONAS
      56
      54
      53
      52
      51
      ICA
      AREQUIPA
      MOQUEGUA
      TACNA
      PUNO
      67
      66
      65
      64
      63
      62
      61
      HUANCAVELICA
      AYACUCHO
      LORETO
      JUNÍN
      PASCO
      HUÁNUCO
      UCAYALI
      76
      74
      73
      72
      CAJAMARCA
      LAMBAYEQUE
      PIURA
      TUMBES
      84
      83
      82
      CUSCO
      APURÍMAC
      MADRE DE DIOS

    • What are the main rights of public telecommunications service subscribers? (fixed and mobile telephony, access to internet and cable/satellite television)

      When hiring and using public telecommunications services, provided that the requirements of the operating company are met, according to the current standards: at least, to receive information on the service provided; the various rate plan options; requirements for accessing service; the characteristics, modes and limitations of the service provided; frequency of billing; contracting term; grounds for early termination; fines, if any and their consequences or economic reach; the range and use of terminal devices provided by the operating company, in particular, the service options allowed by the devices and network and whose use is subject to prior contracting or pricing based on actual consumption; procedure to cancel the prepaid service; the transmission speed hired and minimum transmission speed guaranteed in kilobits per second (Kbps) for the internet access service; the address of payment offices, as well as other means enabled for the payment of services; the existence of any restriction in the terminal device, which may limit or preclude access to the network of another operator company, if appropriate, as well as the possibility to lift the restriction of the terminal device, if appropriate; the telephone number of the information and support service of both the operator company and OSIPTEL; to hire services, under fixed terms, which do not exceed a term of six (6) months; to installation or activation of the service within the term established in the contract; to be charged for services actually provided; to the termination of the contract not being dependent on prior payment of the sums due; to requesting the termination of a contract agreed for an undetermined period, at any time and without need of any notice; to request early termination of the contract subject to fixed term, without payment of fines, in case of: problems related to service quality that can be proven to the operator company or the Administrative Court for Solution of User Complaints (TRASU, by its Spanish initials) of OSIPTEL; rate modifications that are unfavorable for the subscriber; company breach in installing or activating the hired service; pending service transfer for a period exceeding three (3) months; removal of one or more channel signals hired from the cable/satellite television service – to this end, the subscriber must request such termination in writing, attaching the relevant evidence.
      Right not to be charged for uninstalling, disconnection, returning devices or any other of a similar nature, when requesting contract termination. Right not to get his/her contract unilaterally modified, except for rate modifications in accordance with provisions in the General Tariff Regulations approved by OSIPTEL, or modifications that are beneficial for the subscriber, previously approved by OSIPTEL. Right to request temporary suspension of the service for up to two (2) (consecutive or not) months per year of service. The requested suspension period may not be shorter than fifteen (15) calendar days.

      For more information, look under following link:OSIPTEL

    • What are the main duties of subscribers and/or users? (fixed and mobile telephony, access to internet and cable/ satellite television)

      To properly use the service, in accordance with provisions in current regulations and in the subscription contract.
      To respect the terms agreed in the subscription contract. In case of services under a post-payment and control system, to pay the utility bill on time.

      Fulfill the obligations or debts incurred and contracted up to the termination of the subscription contract.

    • What is the Fundamental Technical Numbering Plan?

      It is the technical and regulatory document that defines the numbering structures for providing public telecommunications services. Its purpose is to provide sufficient capacity for identifying destinations and/or terminal devices of various public telecommunications networks. Moreover, it sets out the bases for an appropriate management, timely supervision, and use of national numbering through efficient and non-discriminatory allocation of available resources.

    • What is the Numbering Plan of fixed telephony and mobile services?

      For providing fixed telephony public service:

      • The numbering for Lima department and the Constitutional Province of Callao has 7-digit length and has 6-digit numbering for other departments of the country.
      • For providing mobile public services: (mobile telephony, service for personnel communications, personal communications service, automatic selection multiple channel service and the mobile service per satellite):
        The numbering has 9-digit length at national level and all of these starts with number 9.

    • What is the Fundamental Technical Numbering Plan?

      It is the technical and regulatory document that defines the numbering structures for providing public telecommunications services. Its purpose is to provide sufficient capacity for identifying destinations and/or terminal devices of various public telecommunications networks. Moreover, it sets out the bases for an appropriate management, timely supervision, and use of national numbering through efficient and non-discriminatory allocation of available resources.

  • Regarding public telecommunications services

    • What damage can radio-electric stations, commonly referred to as antennas, cause?

      According to studies performed by the World Health Organization (WHO), there is no evidence that exposure to radiation emitted by radio-electric stations is harmful to health.
      Nevertheless, and based on the precautionary principle, countries have adopted measures in order to prevent any harm to the population’s health. Thus, in the case of Peru, Supreme Decree No. 038-2003-MTC sets out the maximum permissible limits for non-ionizing radiation for telecommunications activities.
      That is to say, it sets the maximum radiation levels allowed to be emitted by radio-electric stations of the various telecommunications services, such as mobile telephony, radio and television.
      In accordance with the World Health Organization, according to recent studies, exposure to radiations from mobile telephony base stations varies between 0.002% and 2% of the levels set out in international guidelines on exposure limits, depending on a series of factors that include the proximity of antennas and their environment.
      Additionally, the Ministry has approved complementary technical standards that, among others, set out provisions for submission of theoretical studies, to which those installing radio-electric stations are subject to, as well as the regulations of the procedure for supervision and control, and the way to measure the radiations emitted by the antennas.

    • What is the competent authority for issuing installation permits for radio-electric stations (antennas)?

      The Ministry of Transports and Communications is the empowered for granting the installation and operation permits of radio-electric stations, which will be included in the resolution that assigns the radio spectrum (Art. 126, Supreme Decree 020-2007-MTC).
      However, it is the sole obligation of the concessionaires to obtain from other public bodies (municipalities, Civil Defense, etc.) the authorizations required for proceeding with the respective installation and construction (Article 127, Supreme Decree No. 020-2007 -MTC).

    • What are the requirements for obtaining a Single Concession?

      The requirements for obtaining a Single Concession for the provision of Public Telecommunications Services are embodied in Article 144 of Supreme Decree No. 020-2007-MTC.How do I obtain my concession?

    • Is it necessary to make a payment in order to request a Single Concession?

      No, it is not. The concession is a procedure free of cost.
      However, this should not be confused with the payment of duties for publication of the resolution granting the concession, as this document is a requirement that is attached to the application.
      The only payment the applicant must make is the payment for the concession right, which will be made before the signing of the concession contract. This amount shall be at least the value of one (1) UIT, as valid at the date of payment.

    • How are the rate for commercial use of the service and the fee for use of the radio spectrum paid for?

      The rate for commercial use is an annual rate equivalent to half a percentage point (0.5%) of its annually invoiced and collected gross earnings. The final payment will be made every year in April: The respective regularization payment must be made.
      The can make monthly advance payments, equivalent to the fixed percentage applied to the amount earned in the month preceding the payment.
      Regarding the fee, it is the payment to be paid by holders of concessions or authorizations for the right to use the radio spectrum. It is calculated by applying the percentages established in Article 231 of the Homologized Text of the General Telecommunications Law Regulations (Supreme Decree No. 020-2007-MTC) to the UIT effective as of January 1 of the year for which one has to make the payment.
      The concessionaire will be subject to rightful resolution of contract, if he/she owes two (2) consecutive years of the commercial use rate or of the spectrum use fee.

    • At what point can the applicant provide the public service requested?

      The concessionaire will be allowed to provide the requested public service once the concession contract is signed.
      Moreover, the Ministry of Transports and Communications grants a period of twelve (12) months for the concessionaire to provide the service (services) granted, counting from the registration in the of public service registry.
      Es conveniente señalar que, el administrado no podrá prestar servicio alguno mientras su solicitud de concesión se encuentre en trámite.

  • Regarding the records

    • What is the fee for registering in the Registry of Trading Houses?

      The registration in the Registry of Trading Houses does not have any cost; there are neither registration duties nor processing duties to be paid.

    • What is the difference between the Registry of Trading Houses and the Registry of Service Traders?

      The Registry of Trading Houses enables a natural or legal person to trade telecommunications equipment and devices, while the Registry of Service Traders enables to trade public telecommunications services and traffic in general.

    • Can I trade telecommunications devices without being registered in the Registry of Trading Houses?

      No, you cannot. Not complying with registration in the Registry of Trading Houses is considered a minor offence.

    • Can I trade telecommunications equipment non-approved by the MTC?

      No, you cannot. The sale of telecommunications equipment or devices that do not have the corresponding approval certificate is considered a serious offence.

    • Can I sell radio communication devices for radio-electric stations to companies or people who do not have a proper authorization granted by the MTC?

      No, you cannot. This trading activity is considered a serious offence.

  • Regarding postal services

    • What is a postal service?

      It is a set of activities that are carried out by postal concessionaires, authorized by the Ministry of Transports and Communications, which include the admission, classification, dispatch, transport, and delivery of mail (letters, leaflets, and small parcels), shipments, as well as postal remittance and other services classified as postal.

    • What is mailing?

      Mailing comprises the sending of letters, postcards, printouts, cecogrammes, small parcels, shipments, as well as sending of valuable documents, remittances and others qualified as postal by the relevant rules.

    • What is the remittance service or money order?

      It consists of the payment of money to natural or legal persons on behalf and at the request of other persons (payment order) through the postal network; the postal operator is responsible for the paying out the money.

    • What is meant by postal service concessionaire?

      It is a natural or legal, national or foreign person, authorized by the State to provide the postal service.

    • What is a user or client?

      It is a natural or legal person using the postal service as sender or recipient. It may be a final service or intermediate service part of the product distribution chain.

    • What is a postal consignment?

      These are the shipments whose unit weights are greater than two (2) kilograms and do not exceed fifty (50) kilograms.

    • What is the fee to be paid for a Postal Concession?

      Before signing the Postal Concession Agreement, the applicant must certify payment of the concession duties.
      Depending on the authorized region, the rate to pay shall be:

      • Local region (provinces): 0.50 UIT
      • Local region (Lima and Callao): 1.00 UIT
      • Regional region (Department): 1.00 UIT
      • National region 1.50 UIT
      • International region 2.50 UIT

    • What are the additional services provided by the Courier?

      • It provides personalized home pick-up service.
      • At the moment of taking the envelope, the concessionaire bags it and adds the order form.

    • Do I need postal authorization to offer a magazine delivery service (e.g., Saga magazine)?

      Yes, you do, because it is a type of shipment called printed and its delivery is considered a postal service. Therefore, you must obtain a Postal Concession.

    • What happens if I start operating without having the concession?

      Anybody operating without having a postal concession infringes the Regulations of Postal Services and Concessions (Article 38) and will be sanctioned in accordance with the Law.

  • Regarding the clearance permits

    • How do I start my clearance permit procedure?

      Documents are submitted at the reception desk of the Ministry’s Citizen Assistance Office. You can contact the clearance permit area after 24 hours by calling 615 78 00, extension 1310 or 1295 to check the procedure status, or you can check it on the webpage of the ministry:www.mtc.gob.pe

    • Who can request clearance permits by internet?

      Documents are submitted at the reception desk of the Ministry’s Citizen Assistance Office. You can contact the clearance permit area after 24 hours by calling 615 78 00, extension 1310 or 1295 in order to ask about the procedure status, or you can consult it on the ministry’s webpage: www.mtc.gob.pe

    • How long does the clearance permit procedure take?

      At most, the procedure takes five (5) business days, in compliance with the Single Text of Administrative Procedures (TUPA, by its Spanish initials) of this Ministry.

    • How do I know if the equipment is restricted by SUNAT and requires a clearance permit by the Ministry of Transports and Communications?

      Users can conduct a respective query by submitting a request for consultation of the clearance permit at the reception desk of this Ministry’s Citizen Assistance Office, addressed to the General Directorate of Concessions in Communications; an answer should be provided within a maximum period of 5 business days, for which the necessary documentation must be submitted.

    • Is it possible to check clearance permits by internet?

      No, it is not. At present, the system does not offer such a service.

    • Is it possible to check clearance permits by phone?

      No, it is not. Only queries regarding the requirements to initiate the procedure and to know the status of this procedure will be considered.

    • Can I clear any device?

      No, you cannot. The MTC will assess the device to be cleared, based on its operation and in accordance with the National Frequency Allocation Plan (PNAF, by its Spanish initials) and its connection with the public telecommunications network.

    • Can I clear devices intended for private use?

      Devices for private use are defined as devices that do not require a license for their operation, be it for private use of a company in the execution of its activities or for personal not-for-profit purposes. For their clearance, the company or user must substantiate the private use of the devices, which will be subject to a subsequent audit.


      Examples of devices to be cleared for private use:

      (Non-satellite) mobile phones, station for the trunked service, fixed phones, cordless phones, wireless equipment in non-licensed bands (subject to operation conditions in such bands), FTA satellite receivers (free reception), telephone switchboards and its stations, among others. The General Directorate of Concessions in Communications is responsible for determining what equipment is for private use.

    • In order to clear a device, must it be approved?

      In theory, the device should have its respective approval certificate. However, it is possible to clear the device without having such certificate; but this document must be available for its sale or use.

    • If a device does not require approval, will it require a clearance permit?

      Yes, it will. The fact that it does not require approval does not imply that it does not require a clearance permit.

    • ¿What document can replace a commercial invoice?

      When there is no commercial invoice available, the respective customs authority must be asked for a Recognition Record a document stating the quantity, brand, model and consignee of the devices to clear.

    • Does intercom equipment for residences require a clearance permit?

      Only if the equipment is not connected to the public network and does not use the radio spectrum, it will not require a clearance permit. The same applies to video doorman systems.

    • Does GPS (Global Positioning System) equipment require a clearance system?

      The GPS reception equipment (reception only) does not require having the Ministry’s clearance permit, as it is considered a measuring device. Likewise, after an assessment and in accordance with technical specifications, this Ministry will determine what GPS devices are the ones that do require a clearance permit (radio modem with GPS or wireless devices).

    • Do the parts and components of a telecommunications device require a clearance permit?

      The parts and components of a telecommunications device do indeed require a clearance permit.

    • Do accessories require a clearance permit?

      No, they do not. Accessories do not require a clearance permit. This includes, e.g., phone skin, cable, power supply unit, software, clip, fastener, wired headset.

    • Do antennas for vehicles require clearance permit?

      No, they do not. AM and FM receiver antennas do not require clearance permit.

    • Do devices and/or equipment for telecommunications measuring require clearance permit?

      No, they do not.

    • Are non-resident foreigners allowed to request clearance permit?

      They are only allowed to request a temporary clearance.

  • Manuals

  • Civil Aviation

    Regarding the Licensing Procedures

    • How do I start my licensing procedure?

      Documents are submitted at MTC’s Central Reception Desk; note that the documents must have previously been approved at front desks No. 28 and 29, in charge of licenses and payments of duties laid down in the MTC’s TUPA (Single Text for Administrative Procedures).
      The applicant can book the date and schedule of the theoretical evaluation by calling 615 78 00, extension 1670. The applicant shall only be allowed to take the evaluation if he/she can certify compliance with requirements.

    • How long does a licensing or approval procedure last?

      Once the applicant has passed the theoretical exam and practical test, the Technical Coordination of Licenses will issue the license or approval no later than twenty four (24) working hours following the reception of the corresponding practical test report or the applicant’s compliance with requirements.

    • What happens if I cannot arrive on time to take the theoretical exam?

      There will only be ten (10) minutes of tolerance; if the applicant does not show up within this time, a new exam date will be scheduled within the following thirty (30) calendar days.

    • If I fail a theoretical or practical exam, what procedure should I follow?

      Anyone failing an exam, has the chance to take it again within thirty (30) days. However, he/she can take the exam before this period, provided that he/she can certify training with a DGAC-certified instructor.
      If the applicant fails three theoretical evaluations, the request shall be rejected and returned to the applicant with the grades reached; in such a case, the applicant must return to an authorized training center in order to take an appropriate full theoretical course.
      If the applicant fails three practical exams within a year, the documents will be returned to him/her with a grade certificate and he/she will be able to take it again upon taking an initial course or refresher course as required by the DGAC, up to 12 months later; furthermore, in order to rule out medical unfitness, he/she must pass a full medical examination. It is important noting that each practical evaluation or in-flight test requires that the applicant previously pay the duties laid down in the MTC’s TUPA.

    • What is the payment procedure for obtaining licenses and/or undergoing practical tests?

      At license front desks No. 28 and 29, a pre-payment note will be handed to each applicant so they can pay the TUPA duties at the MTC’s cash-desk window. The payment is made in local currency or by certified or cashier's check, made payable to the Ministry of Transports and Communications.

    • What are the business hours at the DGAC?

      From Monday to Friday, business hours are as follows:

      • 08:45 AM to 12:30 PM
      • 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
      The MTC’s cash-desk window is only open until 04:00 PM.
    • What happens with files from aeronautical personnel with no recorded activity for more than 3 years?

      According to the procedures established by the DGAC, any records from aeronautical personnel with no recorded activity within a period of three (3) years is transferred to MTC’s central archive, keeping the record of licenses and approvals in the corresponding book and software application at the Licensing Office.

    • I submitted an application to obtain a license but I have not been able to comply with the evaluations. For how long will my application be current?

      According to the procedures laid down by the DGAC, one (1) year after submission, if the applicant has not finished the corresponding evaluations, the procedure is closed and the applicant will have to submit a new application, paying the current duties set out in the MTC’s TUPA.

    • I already finished my theoretical and practical exams. Is it possible that anybody else pick up my license?

      According to the set out procedures, it is the license holder who must go to collect the license when it is about an issuance because he/she has to sign the corresponding registry book. In case of renewal or additional qualification to be included in the license, the holder can authorize someone else, through a simple proxy letter, to pick up the license at the DGAC. This person must show his/her personal ID to the personnel at the licensing service module, for proper identification.

  • Regarding the instruction

    • For how long is a theoretical exam valid?

      For all cases, the theoretical exam taken at the DGAC is valid for one year, until the last day of the month of expiration.

    • Is a person holding a ground instructor certification, according to Dispatch 143, allowed to teach the ground course to crew members of 121 and 135 operators?

      Yes, but only the topics for which he/she is qualified, after complying with receiving the appropriate training, in accordance with Dispatch 143.

    • I am the holder of a ground instructor license with a DC-10 Systems rating. Does this rating allow me to teach an initial course or refresher course to my company’s maintenance personnel?

      Your rating allows you to teach systems courses of the aircraft listed in your instructor license aimed exclusively at technical crew members, as this rating is granted to pilots and flight engineers. The course for the maintenance personnel has a different approach and you do not have experience in maintenance because you do not hold this license. The courses for maintenance personnel must be taught by a ground instructor license holder (RAP 143), qualified in aircraft, engine or avionics maintenance.

  • Regarding licenses and ratings

    • I have a commercial pilot license with engine and instrument rating. Can I start operating with a certified company under the Part 121, under the role of co-pilot?

      Yes, provided that the air operator you are going to work for has provided you with initial training for newly hired personnel, on the ground and in the air, for the aircraft type and particular position you will hold based on your rating, according to the instruction and training program (PIE, by its Spanish initials) approved by the DGAC and pursuant to Section 121 433 (b). Likewise, you must first hold a multi-engine class rating.

    • I am a co-pilot with a TLA license granted by the DGAC and I have been granted an A-319/A-320 plane rating in the USA, which I earned on my own and has been included in my ATP license granted by the FAA. Can I validate this rating and include it in my Peruvian TLA license??

      In this case, it would not be a validation but rather a recognition of the rating granted to Peruvians living abroad in accordance with Section 61.186, even more so since it has been granted by a foreign Civil Aviation Authority (FAA), for which you will have to fulfill the requirements established in this RAP. It is important to note that, in order to be granted this rating, you must hold a valid TLA license or comply with the requirements for its renewal.

    • I am a TLA pilot license holder with rating in B-737 and I am operating in a foreign country, performing proficiency and refresher tests with the foreign company where I provide services. Do these tests enable me to keep my DGAC rating valid and will they prevent me from getting suspended from the team?

      The DGAC has been accepting the refresher and proficiency tests performed by Peruvian staff at licensed training centers when the crew members work in foreign; based on this, they can keep the validity of their rating, but exclusively for operating abroad. In order to restart the air activities in our country with a Peruvian air operator, you must comply with the requirements established in our regulations, as your activity will be under our control. For that purpose, you must previously receive basic training given by the new operator in the aircraft to be operated, in accordance to RAP 121.1720.

    • If the holder of a private pilot, commercial or TLA license wishes to renew the license and has not carried out flight activities for more than 90 days and less than two years, what steps must be followed in accordance with current regulations?

      The license holder must go to the DGAC licensing customer service, in accordance with RAP 61.046 (a) and (b), with the following:

      • A current medical certificate granted in accordance to RAP 67, relevant to the license held.
      • Refresher course relevant to the aircraft where he/she will resume flight.
      • Report card must be filled out until the last day the aeronautical activity was carried out.
      • Voucher of payment of duties set out in TUPA for license renewal.
      Immediately, a temporary permission will be granted to carry out a flight retraining at an aviation school certified according to RAP 141 and the renewal procedure will be completed once the holder can certify having complied with the recent experience requirement. Nobody is allowed to perform an aeronautical activity unless he/she has met the DGAC licensing renewal procedure. Note that having renewed the medical certification is not equivalent to having completed a licensing renewal procedure.

    • What requirements must I fulfill if I wish to apply for a type rating for a minimum crew of 2 pilots?

      The licensing holder who requests to add a type rating with the characteristics indicated in this paragraph to his/her license, shall comply with the following requirements:

      • Having experience on the corresponding aircraft type and/or in a flight simulator
      • Approving a TLA-level theoretical exam testing for knowledge
      • Showing evidence of flight expertise required for safe operation of aircraft type
      • In case of airplanes, he/she must hold or concurrently get an instrument rating appropriate for the aircraft for which rating type is requested, as well as previously hold a multi-engine class rating.

    • I am a maintenance inspector. What will happen to my license based on the newly published RAP 65?

      In accordance to the new edition of RAP 65, maintenance inspector licenses will not be granted anymore. However, previously granted licenses will still be valid until the date of expiry indicated in the license granted by the DGAC; afterwards, the renewal of faculties, ratings and competences acquired shall be certified by granting an aircraft maintenance technician license.

    • I am an aeronautical repair mechanic. What will happen to my license based on the newly published RAP 65?

      In accordance to the new edition of RAP 65, aeronautical repair mechanic licenses will not be granted anymore. However, previously granted licenses will still be valid until the date of expiry indicated in the license granted by the DGAC; afterwards, the renewal of faculties, ratings and competences acquired shall be certified by granting an aircraft maintenance technician license. This license will be issued in accordance to the following:

      • With restrictions, if the holder wants to keep only the recognition of ratings and competences acquired with the aeronautical repair mechanic license, or
      • Without restrictions, if the holder meets all requirements set out in Chapter D of RAP 65.

  • Regarding English language competence


    • What should I do to take an English exam?

      You must book a day and time with the languages centers authorized by the MTC, which are listed on our website.

    • Where can I get prepared to take this exam?

      You can be prepared by a private English teacher or a language center of your choice. It is recommended to focus on developing proficiency in using the language as such, rather than only to take this exam.

    • What can I do if I disagree with my evaluation result?

      You have the option to send a message to DGAC LICENSES explaining your reasons and asking them to review your evaluation audio. The review will be done by the DGAC’s Specialist in English Linguistic Competence.

  • Roads and Railways

    Roads and Railways

    • Where can I find the specifications for roads and bridges?

      For the purpose of preparing road projects, the features for road design can be found in the following manuals, as appropriate:

      • "Manual for Geometric Design of Roads (DG-2001)" approved through Directorial Resolution No. 143-2001-MTC/02, dated March 12, 2001
      • "Manual for Design of Low-Traffic Paved Roads," approved through Ministerial Resolution No. 305-2008-MTC/02, dated April 04, 2008
      • "Manual for Design of Low-Traffic Unpaved Roads," approved through Ministerial Resolution No. 305-2008-MTC/02, dated April 04, 2008
      • "Manual for Bridge Design," approved by Ministerial Resolution No. 589-2003-MTC/02
      You can download the manuals under the following link: Manuals

    • What legal standard regulates the road code?

      The standard regulating the road code or simplified identification of a SINAC road is the Regulation of Road Hierarchy, approved through Supreme Decree No. 017-2007-MTC, Section 13 (FROM DE CODE OF ROUTES). You can download the regulations under the following link: Regulations

    • Which standards regulate road construction?

      The standards regulating road construction are the following:

      • General Technical Specifications for Road Construction (EG-200), approved through Directorial Resolution No. 1146-2000-MTC/15.17 and the amending law and incorporation through Directorial Resolution No. 047-2005-MTC/14 and Directorial Resolution No. 051-2005-MTC/14, respectively.
      • “Manual for Design of Low-Traffic Paved Roads,” approved through Ministerial Resolution No. 305-2008-MTC/02
      • General Technical Specifications Manual for Construction of Low-Traffic Unpaved Roads, approved through Ministerial Resolution No. 304-2008-MTC/02
      • Road Materials Testing Manual, approved through Directorial Resolution No. 028-2001-MTC/15.17
      You can download the manuals under the following link: Manuals

    • What is the Right-of-Way for a Road?

      A road’s right-of-way is the strip of land of varying width comprising the road, its ancillary structures, services, areas intended for future works for widening or improving, and safety areas for users. Its width is established through a resolution issued by the head of the respective competent authority. It can be found under the following link: http://transparencia.mtc.gob.pe/idm/NormasSA.aspx?.id=60 , If it is not published you can send a request to the Citizen Assistance Office, addressed to the DGCF, for the corresponding answer.

    • What standards regulate transport of hazardous goods by rail?

      Law 28256 regulates land transport of hazardous materials and residues. Also, the “National Regulation on Land Transport of Hazardous Materials and Waste,” approved through Supreme Decree No. 021-2008-MTC, amended by Supreme Decree No. 030-2008-MTC; Heading II elaborates on transport of hazardous materials and residues by railroad. You can download the regulations on the following link: Transparency

    • What are the differences between the procedures dealt with by Provias Nacional and those dealt with by the General Directorate for Roads and Railways?

      Provias Nacional: Special Project of National Transport Infrastructure, answers documents concerning projects and works of the National Road Network that are under implementation or concession. DGCF: answers documents concerning standards, auditing, project profile development, etc. related to the National Road Network and everything related to its functions, as set out in the Regulations on Organization and Functions of the MTC.

    • Where do I find the Peruvian roadmaps?

      The Peruvian roadmaps and the roadmaps for each department can be found on the following link: Statistics

    • What should I do to classify a road?

      The classification of roads is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Transports and Communications through the General Directorate of Roads and Railways, under the criteria set out in the Regulation of Road Hierarchy (Supreme Decree No. 017-2007-MTC), Article 8 and its amendments set out in Supreme Decree. No. 006-2009-MTC, considering for such purposes the information provided by competent authorities referred to in Article 6 of the present regulations. You can download the regulations on the following link: Regulations

    • What should the technical files of final road studies contain?

      These contents are given in the National Regulation of Road Infrastructure Management (Supreme Decree No. 034-2008-MTC), Art. 13.. Access the regulations on the following link: Regulations

      EMERGENCY:
      Status of damages on life, heritage and environment produced by effects of a man-made or natural phenomenon that alters the normal development of activities in the affected area.

  • Socio-environmental issues

    Socio-environmental issues

    • What standards regulate the maximum limits of polluting emission for vehicles?

      Supreme Decree No. 0-47-2001-MTC and its amendments (Supreme Decree No. 029-2005-MTC and Supreme Decree No. 026-2006-MTC) set out the maximum permissible limits of polluting emissions for road vehicles circulating within the road network.

    • What is the procedure for homologation and authorization of equipment for official control of maximum permissible limits of pollutant emission for road vehicles?

      The approval and authorization procedures for the equipment to be used in official controls of maximum permissible limits of pollutant emission for road vehicles are set out in Supreme Decree No. 007-2002-MTC, published on February 28, 2002.

    • Who can request the homologation of equipment?

      It can only be requested by the manufactures of equipment and its duly authorized representatives.

    • Who can request the authorization to use the equipment?

      The competent authorities that are in charge of the official control; the other legal or natural entities that operate such equipment can also request authorization to use the equipment.

    • What are the approved and authorized equipment?

      You can consult them on the list of approved and authorized equipment in the following links:approved equipment authorized equipment

    • What is DGASA’s environmental certification procedure?

      The procedure is the following:

      1. Request by entity proposing project. This entity can be a public or private entity that wishes to carry out a transport infrastructure work (road, port, and airport) of national nature. The request must contain:
        • brief description of transport infrastructure project
        • Proposal of terms if reference
      2. DGASA assesses the submitted documentation, carrying out an inspection visit to the area; next, it sends the approved version of the terms of reference to the entity proposing the project.
      3. The environmental assessment, which is performed based on the Terms of Reference sent by DGASA, must be carried out by a consultancy company that must be registered in the Registry of Entities Approved for Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments in the Transport Sub-Sector of the Ministry of Transports and Communications.
      4. The entity proposing the project must send the environmental reports prepared by the consultancy company responsible for developing the environmental assessment to DGASA, in accordance with the schedule established in the terms of reference.
      5. Once the environmental assessment has been approved, DGASA issues a Directorial Resolution that approves this assessment and sends the resolution to the consultancy company and to the entity proposing the project, with which the Environmental Certification is granted.
      It must be pointed out that the environmental assessment (generally an Environmental Impact Assessment or an Environmental Impact Statement) is a tool that allows preventing negative environmental impacts; therefore, an environmental assessment that is submitted after start of construction works cannot be approved. More details undercertification

    • Where can I find more information on social and environmental matters regarding transports?

      You can consult the guides, regulations, and manuals on the following link: Manuals

    • What are the procedure and requirements to register in the Registry of Entities Approved for Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments in the transport sector?

      The procedure and requirements are set out in the regulations for registration in the Registry of Entities Approved for Preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments in the Transport Sub-Sector, approved by Directorial Resolution No. 063-2007-MTC-16. The registry is created by Ministerial Resolution No. 063-2007-MTC-02. The Regulations approved by Directorial Resolution No. 063-2007-MTC-16, published on July 19, 2007 in the Legal Standards of the government gazette “El Peruano,” overrides the Regulations approved by Directorial Resolution No. 004-2003-MTC-16, dated March 20, 2003.

    • Which are the entities authorized for performing environmental impact assessments in the transport sector?

      Consult a list of entities with valid authorization: Registry

      What are the technical considerations to be taken into account when preparing emergency plans?

      The ones considered in the National Regulation on Land Transport of Hazardous Materials and Waste (Supreme Decree 021-2008-MTC and its amendments) and in the United Nations Orange Book (suggestions related to transport of hazardous goods). The guidelines to develop emergency plans for transport of hazardous substances are in the process of being approved.

  • Land traffic

    Land traffic