Silkeborg's Oliver Sonne follows procedures to obtain Peruvian ID card and passport

09:51 | Lima, Sep. 21.

Oliver Sonne, a professional soccer player currently playing for Silkeborg IF in Denmark, is following the procedures —at the Peruvian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden— to obtain his Peruvian ID card and passport, in order to be called up to the Peruvian national soccer team.

As reported by RPP Noticias, Oliver Sonne —born in Denmark with Peruvian roots— has already registered his birth certificate.

The next step will be to obtain the Peruvian ID card and passport so as to fit the requirements to be called up by coach Juan Reynoso and thus compete in the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

As is known, the process of issuing this document online from abroad usually takes two months after the application is submitted.

However, thanks to the cooperation between the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) and the corresponding authorities, this process can be significantly expedited. 

A similar case was handled in November 2020, when striker Gianluca Lapadula managed to obtain it in just nine days.

It should be pointed out that Juan Reynoso, coach of the Peruvian national soccer team, met with Oliver Sonne last May. At that time, the soccer player expressed his desire to join the Inca team.

"He is looking forward to coming to Peru. He is more familiar with Peruvian soccer than we expected, he knows Peruvian food as well, and he follows the national team quite a bit," said Reynoso after his meeting with the right-back for Danish Superliga club Silkeborg IF.


Published: 9/21/2023