How to show proof of funds

All foreigners applying for a visa in Chile, will have to show how are they going to maintain themselves comfortably while in the country, both while the visa is being processed and when it has been granted. To do so, foreigners have the following alternatives: 1. Apply for a work permit while the visa is being processed (“Permiso de […]

Cómo acreditar sustento económico (Formulario TE10)💲

Toda persona que solicite alguna visa de residencia en Chile, debe acreditar de qué manera se mantendrá económicamente en el país, tanto mientras se tramita su residencia, como cuando ésta esté otorgada. Para lograr lo anterior, tienes las siguientes alternativas: Solicitar permiso de trabajo con visa en trámite Si solicitas una visa en calidad de […]

Cómo extender tu visa de turista

Existen dos formas de alargar una estadía en calidad de turista en Chile. La primera, sin tener que salir del país, realizando los trámites de Ampliación o Prórroga de Turismo según sea el caso. La segunda, abandonando el país para luego volver a ingresar y así obtener un nuevo permiso de turismo de una duración […]

How to extend your tourist visa

The most common way in which tourists tend to extend their tourist visas is to travel to one of the neighboring countries, like Argentina, Bolivia or Peru, in order to come back to Chile after a couple of days and obtain a new tourist visa for up to 90 days (at the border or airport). […]

Cómo extender tu visa de residencia temporaria

Si cuentas con una Visa de Residencia Temporaria, tienes la opción de prórrogar (extender) su vigencia por hasta otro año más. Nota: Una visa de residencia temporaria es un tipo de visa en Chile y distinta de la Visa Sujeta a Contrato y la Visa de Estudiante. Este artículo solo se refiere a cómo prorrogar (extender) […]

How to extend your temporary visa

If you don’t comply with the requirements to apply for the Permanent Residency you must apply for an extension, otherwise you will have to leave the country. The reasons for not being able to apply for the Permanent Residency may be: You were granted a temporary visa with less than a year of duration. You […]

Temporary visas in Chile at a glance

The draft of this document started as a way to list the temporary visas available in Chile that allow foreigners to work, with or without an employment contract. There are not too many places where you can find this kind of information other than in Extranjeria’s (“Departamento de Extranjería y Migración”) website, which is sadly just […]

Cost of living in Chile

At the moment of writing this article, Chile ranks 3rd out of 9 countries in South America in the Cost of Living Index by Country (and 54th out of 115 countries worldwide), behind Uruguay (1st) and Argentina (2nd), and followed by Brazil (4th), Ecuador (5th), Peru (6th), Bolivia (7th), Venezuela (8th) and Colombia (9th). Santiago, […]

Driving in Chile

As a tourist If you are in Chile as a tourist  you can drive within the country with your foreign driver’s license or an International Driving Permit (carrying your passport all the time). “Nationals from other countries, who remain in Chile as tourists, will be able to drive a motorized vehicle during the duration of […]

Conducir en Chile

Conducir en Chile como turista Si te encuentras en Chile en calidad de turista, puedes manejar dentro del país con la licencia de conducir de tu país o con una licencia internacional (portando tu pasaporte en todo momento), durante la vigencia de la visa de turista, tal como se indica en el artículo 5° inciso […]