How to extend your tourist visa

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

Cómo extender tu visa de residencia temporaria

ACTUALIZACIONES: A) Desde el pasado 4 de mayo de 2020 los extranjeros que residan dentro de la Región Metropolitana deben realizar su solicitud de prórroga de visa temporaria en línea; B) Desde el 5 de octubre de 2020 ya no serán requisitos para solicitar la prórroga de una visa temporaria el Certificado de Antecedentes de […]

How to extend your temporary visa

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

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

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

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 […]