Chile is a country on the west coast of South America that attracts over 2 million visitors each year for its culture, unique landscapes, and vibrant capital, Santiago.
Foreign citizens from almost 100 countries can travel to Chile visa-free for tourism purposes and stay for up to 90 days. Depending on the purpose of travel to Chile, all other foreign travelers should apply for the appropriate Chile visa, prior to their trip to Chile.
The Chile visa validity varies depending on the Chile visa type and the purpose of travel to Chile. Accordingly, transitory stay visas are valid for a maximum of 90 days. Travelers wishing to stay beyond 90 days in Chile are required to apply for temporary or permanent residence in Chile.
Foreign citizens, who are required to apply for a Chile visa should apply for the appropriate Chile visa, based on the purpose of travel to Chile. The Chile visa types are:
The following are required when applying for a Chile visa:
Applicant can complete a Chile visa application form online.
Applicant should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Chile and provide a copy of its information page.
The applicant is required to submit 1 recent, color photo on a white background, size 5cm x 5cm, with full frontal and non-obstructed facial features. Photo should be in JPG format, size no larger than 100 kilobytes.
Applicant should provide valid hotel reservations or an invitation from a Chilean host that is notarized by an official Chilean notary, complete with host’s contact information
Applicant should provide proof bank statements for the past 3 months.
Applicant should provide a valid certificate proving a clean criminal record.
Please note that most required documents should be uploaded in PDF format (except photo in JPG). Also, make sure you fill out the Chile visa application form, keeping in mind restricted letters and symbols.
Depending on your nationality and the type of Chile visa you are applying for, additional information may be required, such as academic letters, employment invitations, police clearance reports, or other. Minors are required to present a birth certificate, travel authorization, parental/guardian consent letter, or other documents, depending on the case.
Foreign nationals applying for Chile visas should follow these steps:
o Create a profile or log in online at the Chile Consular Attention System (SAC).
o Fill out a Chile application form online, with your personal details and other requested information. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully, as certain letters and characters are not allowed and required documents should be sent in a specific file format, among other conditions.
If the Chile visa request is approved, the Chilean consulate will send an email with payment instructions that must be completed within 30 days.
o Pay the Chile visa application fee securely online with a valid credit or debit card within the 30-day time limit.
o Receive proof of payment by email.
o Applicant might be contacted to visit their nearest Chilean representation office in person.
o At the interview, applicant must present all original documentation, including passport, originals of all required documents, and payment receipt.
o Receive approved Chile visa to the email you provided OR collect approved Chile visa from the Chile embassy, consulate, or representation office where your visa application was processed.
o Check all information is correct and matches your passport.
Foreign nationals applying for a Chile visa should do so online at the Chile Consular Attention System (SAC) and their nearest Chile embassy, consulate, or foreign mission abroad.
Chile visa processing times vary depending on the type of Chile visa being applied for, the applicant’s nationality, and the Chilean embassy or representation office processing the application.
Foreign nationals from the following countries should apply for a Chile visa before traveling to Chile: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The cost of a Chile visa depends on your nationality and Chile visa type you are applying for. If the visa request is approved, applicant shall receive an email with payment instructions, which must be made within 30 days.
Holders of valid Chile visas can extend once for an additional 90 days, by applying online with the Chile National Migration Service.