Temporary Resident Visa (Maximum length of one year)

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A Temporary Resident Visa is required for all foreign nationals travelling to Chile with the purpose of residence based on family ties with Chilean nationals, investment in Chile or whose residence is considered useful or advantageous for the country.

This kind of visa allows the holder to work, study and/or do businesses, for a maximum length of one year. The parents, spouse or children of the person applying for a Temporary Resident may apply for a Dependent Temporary Resident Visa, which does not allow them to work. The relationship with the main applicant must be supported with the original marriage or birth certificates (if they have been issued by a country different from Chile or the UK they must be apostilled/legalised by the issuing country and sometimes also officially translated).

1.     Open an account on the following website: http://tramites.minrel.gov.cl

2.     Once you have opened an account, you must complete the Visa Application provided online (Register request / Type of application / Visa)

3.     Then you must scan and upload all the necessary documents online. Please specify document file names, e.g., "PoliceCertificate.pdf". Below is a list of documents which are required:

  1. a)     (Required) A valid passport, with at least six months of remaining validity from expected date of travel (a scan of the pages with previous visas is required).
  2. b)     (Required) A Police Certificate, issued within the last 60 days, stating that the applicant has no criminal record nation-wide http://www.acro.police.uk/police_certificates.aspx email: [email protected]. This certificate must be officialy legalised (https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised). If you are not a UK national you have to provide a Police Certificate from your country of origin (unless you are living in UK during the last 5 years) and of any other country where you have resided for more than a year and a half during the last 5 years.
  3. c)     (Required) A full Medical Report issued within the last 60 days, signed ans sealed by a General Practitioner (GP), stating that the applicant is in good health (FORM ATTACHED). To this effect you have to print the form on both sides of one sheet of paper. This certificate must be officialy legalised (https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised). 
  4. d)     (Required) In the case of an applicant who is married to a Chilean citizen, a Marriage Certificate must be presented by the Chilean spouse. (NOTE: If the marriage took place outside Chilean territory, the marriage must first be registered at the Chilean Consulate in the country where the marriage took place). A letter from the Chilean spouse must be added. 
  5. e)      In case of kinship with Chilean nationals, birth certificates showing the relationship must be presented.
  6. f)     In the case of an internship, you must have a letter of invitation from the company signed before a Public Notary in Chile and commitment from parents or a guardian to support you financially (authenticated by a Notary Public or Solicitor, signed and sealed) (FORM ATTACHED). This commitment must be backed by bank statements from the last 3 months.
  7. g)     In other cases (academic, religious) a letter from the host institution in Chile, stating the reasons for the application and addressed to the Consul is required. 
  8. h) In case of academic engagements or fee contracts (contratos a honorarios) the applicants must provide the contract signed before a Notary Public and an apostilled copy of their academic degrees or professional/ technical certificates.
  9. i) In any other situation please contact the Chilean General Consulate for guidance before applying.

Note 1: We need to request an authorisation from Chile to grant a visa, so please allow enough time from processing your request. It takes approximately 20 working days for a reply. Only after that period you may contact us to enquire if your visa has been granted, and to ask for an appointment. If your application for a Temporary Resident Visa is approved, you must present all the documents that support your visa on the day of collection from the Consulate. Only original documents will be accepted. Visa costs vary depending on the nationality of the applicant.

Note2: We will not accept applications within 20 working days of travelling. 

Note 3: The meeting of the aforementioned requirements does not ensure the issuing of the requested visa. Additional records may be requested during application procedures.