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Visa Section

All applications must be submitted online, except for diplomatic/official visas.

Start your online application here: https://tramites.minrel.gov.cl/

Please keep in mind:

  • Applicants should apply for a visa NO LESS THAN TWENTY (20) working days in advance. No rush visa processing available.
  • Apply ONLY at the Consulate within your jurisdiction: /chile/en/
  • Apply according to one of the following options: Tourist Visa, Student Visa, Working Visa, or Resident Visa.
  • Scan and upload ALL documents under the "required documents" list. All in separate files, in color and in pdf format (picture must be in jpeg). DELAY IN PROCESSING DUE TO LACK OF DOCUMENTS IS NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY.
  • Do not scan copies of copies. Make sure the scanned documents are easy to read before uploading them.
  • Payment made with Visa or MasterCard (no checks or cash) on the day of your visa stamping appointment at the Consulate. Applicant must appear in person on this day to obtain visa.

*ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED FOR VISA TO BE PROCESSED.
*Depending on particular cases, more information may be requested.
*For Diplomatic/Official Visas refer to the Diplomatic/Official Visas section at the bottom of page.

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TOURIST VISA

Visa for foreign-born citizens entering the country for recreation, sport, health, study, business, family, religious or other similar purposes, with no intention of immigration, permanent residency or performing remunerated activities.

U.S. citizens traveling to Chile for recreation, on business or to attend conferences do not need a visa to enter Chile and can stay for up to 90 days. There is NO fee to be paid after the Visa Waiver Agreement between Chile and the United States.

Chinese citizens do not need a tourist visa to travel to Chile if they have a tourist visa to the United States of America or Canada valid for at least 6 months. If they are legal residents (green card holders) or they have any other type of visa (work, student, etc.), a tourist visa is required and it is free of charge.

Requirements:

  • All required documents must be uploaded in order for visa to be processed, including the application form.
  • Visa Application Form typed in all caps.
  • Valid Passport (at least for the term of the visa).
  • One passport color photograph professionally done (2x2in | Plain background only).
  • Proof of legal status in the United States.
  • Certificate or letter of employment/profession.
  • Letter explaining the reason(s) of the trip.
  • Flight reservation.
  • Hotel reservation.
  • Provide a Letter of Invitation, if applicable. Provide the full name and address of inviting person.

Visas are granted for a period of 1 to 90 days, according to the nationality of the applicant. Each request is analyzed on its merits (case by case) by the Chilean authorities. Visas can be extended in Chile at the "Departamento de Extranjería del Ministerio del Interior" in Santiago. http://www.extranjeria.gob.cl

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STUDENT VISA

The student visa has a maximum duration of one year. It does not allow developing remunerated activities.

If your academic program in Chile is less than 90 days, you are not required to obtain a student visa. If your academic program in Chile is more than 90 days, you are required to obtain a student visa before you arrive to Chile.

Requirements:

  • All required documents must be uploaded in order for visa to be processed, including the application form.
  • Application Form typed in all caps.
  • Valid passport (at least for the term of the visa)
  • FBI Background Check stating that the applicant has no records nationwide.
  • Letter of acceptance from University or School where the applicant will be studying.
  • Health certificate issued by a doctor stating the applicant enjoys good health and has no communicable disease.
  • One passport color photograph professionally done (2x2in | Plain background only).
  • Letter or certificate of financial support (scholarship,notarized letter of financial support from the parents).
  • Minors (under 18 years of age) must present an authorization for traveling signed by both parents. This document must be apostilled or done directly at the Consulate.

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TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA

Foreign-born citizens who travel with the purpose of settling down in Chile due to having family bonds, interest in the country or whose residency is useful and favorable to Chile. This visa allows the individual to work, study and/or to perform commercial activities within a maximum time period of one year.

This is also a Dependent Temporary Residency Visa, which is granted to the holder's family and does not allow to work. It has duration of one year.

Requirements:

  • All required documents must be uploaded in order for visa to be processed, including the application form.
  • Visa Application Form typed in all caps.
  • Valid Passport (at least for the term of the visa).
  • One passport color photograph professionally done (2x2in | Plain background only).
  • Personal letter explaining reasons why applicant wants to go to Chile.
  • FBI Background Check stating that applicant has no records nationwide.
  • Health certificate issued by a doctor stating that the applicant enjoys good health and has no communicable disease. (Please do not send lab results)
  • Proof of financial security (bank statements).
  • In the event the applicant is married to a Chilean national, proof of marriage must be presented.

Fulbright Requirements

Start-Up Chile Requirements

English Open Doors Requirements

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WORK VISA

Work visas are granted to foreigners who have been hired by a company with residency in Chile. Visa is granted for a maximum of two years. Family members of a Work Visa recipient may be granted a Worker Dependent Visa, which has the same duration of two years. The dependent is not allowed to work.

Requirements:

All required documents must be uploaded for visa to be processed, including the application form.

-Visa Application Form typed in all caps.

-Valid Passport (at least for the term of the visa).

-One passport color photograph professionally done (2x2in | Plain background only).

-FBI Background Check stating that applicant has no records nationwide.

-Health certificate recently issued and signed by a Doctor stating that the applicant enjoys good health and has no communicable diseases. (Please do not send lab results)

-Work contract Apostilled in Chile signed by the interested individual.

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DIPLOMATIC & OFFICIAL VISAS

Requirements:

  • No pictures or application forms are required.
  • Must provide an Official Note from the Department of State, stating the reason for the request and the length of time the individual(s) will be in the country.
  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the time of the request.
  • Passport must have enough pages for the visa and entry/exit stamps.
  • Official and Diplomatic Visas are processed between a window frame of 2 to 3 business days.

Where are we?

1736 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC – 20036, EE.UU.E-mail: washington@consulado.gob.cl
Teléfono: +1 (202) 530 4104 +1 (202) 530 4106 +1 (202) 530 4107
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