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Authentication

Monday, April 17 2017

Consulate General of Chile San Francisco

870 Market Street, Suite 1058, San Francisco, California 94102

Phone: +1(415) 982-7662 +1(415) 982-7665 Fax: +1(415) 982-2384

Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

In Person Appointments: 8:30am-1:30pm

Phone Hours: 1:30-3:30pm

In most cases, to authenticate documents from or signed within the jurisdiction of the General Consulate of Chile San Francisco (Jurisdiction link), one must do the following:

  • All documents must be originals, in either Spanish or English. English documents must be accompanied with a translation, if it is required.
  • All documents must be signed by the person issuing the document, or by the corresponding authority. According to the corresponding state you must abide by the following instructions:

- Northern California: Authentication of the signature before a public notary, and authentication of the notary's signature by the corresponding County Clerk.

- Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Northern Nevada States: Authentication of the signature before a notary and the authentication of the notary's signature by the corresponding Secretary of State.

  • Each document authentication has a fee of USD$12.00. – The document to be authenticated must be composed of the original document, the signature of the notary, and the document provided by the corresponding County Clerk or Secretary of State.
  • Each document that is turned into the Consulate office will be available for pickup between two and three business days depending on the demand. Documents can be sent by mail as long as the following is done:

- The envelope must indicate that it is for authentication services.

- Fees for procedures at the Consulate General of Chile in San Francisco must be paid at the Consulate with debit or credit card VISA, MASTERCARD or DISCOVER. The Consulate General in San Francisco also accepts payments by Money Order issued by the U.S. Postal Service payable to "CONSULATE GENERAL OF CHILE". The Consulate General does not accept wire transfers, personal checks or any form of cash.

- Include a prepaid envelope self addressed so the finished document to be returned.

  • In order for each document authenticated at the Chilean Consulate San Francisco to be valid in Chile, the signature of the Consul must be afterwards authenticated in Chile at the Department of Legalizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, located at Calle Agustinas 1320, Santiago. This process is charge-free.

College or University transcripts and diplomas must be authenticated by the corresponding Secretary of State before the authentication at the Consulate General of Chile in San Francisco. This is a special requirement of the Ministry of Education of Chile. After the authentication at the Consulate, transcripts and diplomas must be authenticated at the Department of Legalizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and finally shall be authenticated at the Ministry of Education of Chile.

For further questions contact Ms.Jacqueline Jorquera at jjorquera@minrel.gob.cl

or call to +1 (415) 982-7665, preferably between 1:30- 3:30 pm

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Where are we?

870 Market Street, Suite 1058, San Francisco, CA 94102

Teléfono: +1(415) 982 7662 / +1 (415) 982 7665

Fax: +1(415) 982 2384

Correo Electrónico: sanfrancisco@ consulado.gob.cl

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