Chile Immigration law - official laws and policies

In this article, you will find a list of all the laws that currently apply to foreigners looking to immigrate to Chile.

28/06/2022, updated 15/06/2023

Current immigration laws in Chile

The immigration law in Chile was updated in 2022, with a complete update of all the laws and decrees related to immigration :

  • In April 2021, Chile approved a new immigration law, the law 21.325.
  • This new immigration law was enacted on February 12th, 2022, when its reglamento, the decreto 296, was published.
  • The decreto 23, published on March 4th, 2022, describes the different categories of tourist visas.
  • The different categories of temporary residency visas are described in the decreto 177, published on May 14th, 2022.

You do NOT need to look at all these laws and policies, as the rest of the articles provide more straightforward guidelines. But, in case you have a problem or need to clarify a specific point, knowing the laws is always helpful.

Previous immigration laws in Chile

Below are the law and decreto that ruled the immigration of foreigners in Chile before February 2022. In case you see them mentioned on other sites, we indicate them for reference. However, keep in mind that they are no longer valid.

More information and details

The official website of the immigration service has a page with the complete and up-to-date list of laws and decrees related to migration in Chile. However, we do not recommend spending time on this page, as it contains very detailed texts to clarify specific issues.

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