Chile: Get the right visa for you and all your family, without hassle!

With 12 different visas, visa process in Chile can be complicated. Expat.cl helps you determine which visa is best for you and takes care of the process.

Chile immigration department has around a dozen categories of visas.

For certain types of visas, the process can be complicated. You need to collect 15-20 documents, translate them, and stamp them in the correct administration bureau. Then you need to initiate the visa process. A missing document and you loose 1-2 months to restart the process. A mistake can lead to rejection and a difficult situation for you or your family.

For a newcomer, all this bureaucracy can be painful to manage. That’s why Expat.cl can assist you in your visa process.

Our service encompasses all the types of visas available in Chile. We define with you the best visa for you and your family. We send you the detail of documents required for your visa, check that everything is in order, then file the application for you.

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The Expat.cl guarantee

If your first visa application gets rejected, we assist you to answer the rejection, or apply again for another visa, without additional cost.

How does the service work?

First meeting

Phone / video call to understand your situation and determine which visa is best.

Documents

You receive a guide explaining the steps and the documents you need to collect. We assist you if needed.

Visa Application

We validate the collected documents, initiate the application and follow-up on a regular basis.

Chilean ID

We take care of police department registration and helping you get your Chilean ID card.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visas

At the moment, the waiting period is 2-3 months to get a temporary visa. Work permits are granted within a few weeks, but are more expensive than work visas and limited to 3 months.

Yes. You can apply online on the website of the immigration departement. This is the recommended solution for most cases.

Chile has drastically restricted the visas that one can get while in Chile. If you are applying for a visa due to a family link with a Chilean, it is possible to apply in Chile. Otherwise, we recommend to initiate the process before coming to Chile.

The number and type of documents required depend on the visa type. Therefore, we can not do an exhaustive and unique list of documents. First step is to get a valid passport with at least one year remaining validity. For other documents, please have a look at the dedicated pages on our guide, or contact us to review your situation.

Yes, you need to include them in your application, so that they can legally stay in Chile with you. Otherwise, they will be considered tourists and will not be able to stay longer than 6 months.

We certainly can help you. You can book a paid consultation during which we will assess your situation.

Yes, we can send you all intructions for required documents. Please note though that this information is provided as part of our paid visa support packages, once we had the initial meeting with you to assess your situation.

No, we only do the follow up of the visas we filed on behalf of our clients.

Permanent Residency

At the moment, the waiting period is 15-18 months. There is no problem to remain in Chile and come in/out of Chile while waiting.

No. You can only apply for permanent residency while in Chile.

You first need to be a temporary resident for 2 to 5 years, depending on your financial situation. People with a stable income will only need to wait 2 years. Others might have to wait longer. You will also need to supply a set of documents, based on your profile. Please have a look at the dedicated pages on our guide, or contact us to review your situation.

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Looking for help to get a Chilean visa?

Send us a quick description of your profile and why you come to Chile. Let us know if you come alone or with family members. Once done, we will be able to to send you more information about what to do and how we can help.

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