Chile – Prior Authorization Required for International Travel

Posted on October 22, 2019

The Migration Office has enacted Circular N29, which requires foreign nationals in Chile to obtain prior authorization before departing Chile if they have a pending new or renewal visa or residence application in process. The Migration Office enacted this change… Read more »

Chile – Visa Exemption Granted to Some Indian Nationals

Posted on April 29, 2019

As of April 1, 2019, Chile has granted tourist visa exemptions to Indian citizens holding a United States visa, valid for at least 6 months to facilitate tourism and business.

Chile – New Online Platform Launched for Permanent Residence Registration

Posted on November 20, 2018

The Immigration Department and Investigate Police (PDI) launched a new platform for Permanent Residence registration, beginning November 5th, in obtaining visa stamps. This in part is due to help with the massive delays that are experienced at the PDI, which… Read more »

Chile – Significant delays with Immigration Department

Posted on May 21, 2018

The Immigration Department in Santiago, Chile has recently collapsed, causing significant delays with immigration processes, such as in decisions, resolutions, permits, visas, etc.  Visa and cedula record procedures can now take up to a whole day, when previously it was… Read more »

Chile – New Temporary Visas

Posted on April 18, 2018

  Effective April 23, 2018, the Temporary Residence visa for work purposes will be eliminated. However, visas obtained before that date will still be valid. New visa types are renewable once for the same period, available beginning August 1, 2018… Read more »

Chile – Visa Tech Program

Posted on March 30, 2018

  The Visa Tech program was implemented in April 2017, which is now available to all foreign nationals who are highly qualified personnel in the area of science and technology or experience in innovation. Chile’s new tech visa is targeted… Read more »

MOROCCO & CHILE – Legalization of Documents Waived Under Apostille Convention

Posted on February 26, 2016

Morocco and Chile have recently signed the Apostille Convention, which eliminates the need for consular legalization of public documents. The Apostille Convention will enter into force for Morocco on August 14, 2016, and for Chile on August 30, 2016. What… Read more »