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Map: Extranjería branches in Chile

How to apply for a Chilean visa from overseas

If you are not in Chile and need to apply for a visa to enter to Chile as a tourist or as a temporary resident, you must do it online through the website of Consular Procedures Online of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile. Once there, click on the flags to switch the language. […]

Remaining in Chile after your visa has expired

If you remain in Chile after your tourist or temporary visa has expired you won’t be able to leave the country. In order to do so, you will have to pay the fine determined by the following chart: Days Voluntary presentation Denounce made by Int. Police Voluntary presentation (recidivist) Denounce made by Int. Police (recidivist) […]

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). […]

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, […]