The Consulate General of Peru will open its new office at 4360 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. in November.

Meanwhile, the new Peruvian consul general in Atlanta, Jorge Puente, encourages Peruvians in the Southeast to update their national identification documents at a mobile consulate during October to be able to vote in Peru’s general elections in April.

“Peruvians need to arrange their papers at least four months before the elections to be able to vote,” Mr. Puente told GlobalAtlanta last week, adding that identifying Peruvians living here will also help him to assist them with any business needs they may have.

“Our consulate will also work to promote commerce between the Southeast United States and Peru. We’re very interested in the economic, business and tourism aspects of Peru’s relationship with this region,” he said.

Mr. Puente added that he will be in charge of the economic and business consultation services provided by the consulate. Other employees in the new consulate will include three diplomatic staffers, five administrative staffers, and at least two office assistants.

He said that before the end of the year, his office expects to update identification documents for some 2,000 of the 15,000-20,000 Peruvians living in Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina and Tennessee.

Temporary consular services will be set up at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3773 Chamblee-Tucker Rd., Atlanta, Ga. 30341 on Sunday, Oct 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 23, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mr. Puente arrived in Atlanta in August as the new Peruvian consul general.

Contact Mr. Puente at (770) 391-9738 or