Chilean Consulates around the globe suspend their immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services

Chilean Consulates around the world suspend their immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today that the visa services offered at Chilean Consulates abroad world will be suspended from March 18, 2020, until further notice, after the Chilean Government declared Stage 4 of the COVID-19 outbreak. This measure is taken considering that, from the moment of the visa has been granted, the foreigner […]

Extranjería announces new measures due to phase 4 of the Coronavirus in Chile

Extranjería announces new measures due to phase 4 of the Coronavirus in Chile

Last night (March 16, 2020), the Immigration Department in Chile (“Departamento de Extranjería y Migración”) announced through its official Twitter account the adoption of new measures due to phase 4 of the Coronavirus in Chile: As of Tuesday, March 17, and for a period of at least 14 days, digital attention will be prioritized at […]

International Police (PDI): Attention to public suspended until further notice

International Police (PDI): Attention to public suspended until further notice

Yesterday, March 16, 2020, PDI informed through its official Twitter account, the suspension of public attention in all their offices of Migrations and International Police in Chile, due to phase 4 of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. Please note: Migrations and International Police is a branch within PDI (the Immigration Department – Departamento de […]

Australian tourists will need to obtain a Tourist Visa prior to their travel to Chile from May 9 2020

Starting from May 9, 2020: Australian tourists will need to obtain a Consular Tourism Visa prior to their travel to Chile

Starting from May 9, 2020, Australian nationals traveling to Chile for tourism purposes (using their Australian passports to enter the country) will have to obtain a Consular Tourism Visa (called “Visto Consular de Turismo”) prior to their travel. This Consular Tourism Visa must be requested online through the Consular System (SAC) of the Ministry of […]

How to extend the validity of your “Solicitud de permanencia definitiva en trámite” Certificate

How to extend the validity of your “Solicitud de permanencia definitiva en trámite” Certificate

In most cases (always), the Certificate stating that your Permanent Residency application is being processed (“Solicitud de Permanencia Definitiva en trámite”) will expire before Extranjería makes a decision. The Certificate has a validity of 6 months. But don’t worry, if it expires before you hear from Extranjería, you can extend it for another 6 months […]

What are the requirements to apply for Permanent Residency in Chile

What are the requirements to apply for Permanent Residency in Chile

Do you want to apply for Permanent Residency in Chile? In this article we explain the requirements we need to comply in order to apply for Permanent Residency in Chile and when and how we must submit the application. The length of the visa must comply with the duration required by law to apply for […]

Visas in Chile - Overview (2019) lostinchile temporary visa student visa work visa permanent residence chile

Visas in Chile – Overview (2020)

Work visa (visa sujeta a contrato) This visa allows you to: Work only with the employer with which you celebrated the contract and not other (you cannot work for more than 1 employer at a time); AND, Include your spouse, children and parents in your residence application. They will get a work visa as dependents […]

Nuevo trámite en el Sistema de Reserva de Citas de Extranjería (RM): Trámite Artículo 99 immichile

New process available on Extranjería’s booking system (Metropolitan Region): Trámite Artículo 99

Recently, a new process was added to Extranjería’s booking system, for those located within the Metropolitan Region of Santiago, called “Trámite Artículo 99”. What does article 99 of Immigration Regulation in Chile establish? Article No. 99. The holder of a tourist card shall hand it in to the border control officer when leaving the country. […]

Securing a visa in Chile – step by step (2019) lostinchile

Securing a visa in Chile – step by step (2020)

If you are in Chile under a tourist visa and don’t know if it is still possible to switch from tourist to resident: Well, you still can. In this post, we explain you how the process looks like, step by step. 1. Gather the documents Once you figured out which visa suits you the best, […]