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Consular Registration of Birth

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 Appts: 8:30am-1:30pm

Phone Hours: 1:30-3:30pm

A consulate registration of birth may be issued for any person who was born abroad to one or both Chilean parents or grandparents, according to law N°20.050 de 2005. They are subsequently registered through the Consulate of Chile in the jurisdiction where the person was born.

PROCEDURE

  • The minor (or adult) must have been born within the jurisdiction of this Consulate. See jurisdiction link
  • In order to start the process, e-mail the following documents in PDF form to the Consul's Secretary Ms. Jacqueline Jorquera Lorca at jjorquera@minrel.gob.cl:

- Consular Service Form completed

- Original birth certificate.

- An unofficial Spanish translation of the original birth certificate.

- Passport, or both sides of the Chilean ID card, or the Chilean mother's or father's birth certificate.

- The foreign mother's or father's passport or birth certificate.

- Marriage certificate (Chilean or foreign), if married.

- If the registration is for a person of legal age, he/she must send their American passport.

  • If the registration is for a minor, it must be signed by the father or mother, whoever has Chilean nationality. If the person registering is an adult, they sign for themselves.
  • The appointment for the signature must be requested to the Consul's secretary. All original documents, plus one copy of each, must be presented that day. The original documents will be returned except the birth certificate, which will be sent to Chile in order to finish the registration process.
  • The registration fee is USD$5.00.- (Five dollars). 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.
  • The applicant should be aware that their appointment will last for about an hour. They should also consider that it will take approximately 3 to 6 months for the Civil Registry to allocate the nationality and an ID number (R.U.N.)

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