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.
Apply at the Consulate within your jurisdiction. Consulates of Chile in the US.
Please apply according to one of the following options: Tourist Visa, Student Visa, Working Visa, or Resident Visa.
Scan and upload all documents – in separate files - in color and in pdf format (picture must be in jpeg).
ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED FOR VISA TO BE PROCESSED.
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.
*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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
DIPLOMATIC & OFFICIAL VISAS