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Emigration to Chile

Emigration to Chile

Area: 756,102 km²
Residents: 17,574,003 (in 2017)
Population density: 23 E / km²
Form of Government: Republic
System of Government: Presidential democracy
Neighboring countries: Argentina, Peru, Bolivia Coast
length: 6,435 km
Capital: Santiago de Chile National
language: Spanish
Religion:
69.96 % Roman Catholic,
15% Protestant,
8.5% agnostic,
2.11% members of other Christian churches,
0.92% Mormons,
0.4% Jehovah’s Witnesses,
0.13% Jews
Road network: 80,651 km (right-hand traffic)
Currency: Chilean Peso (CLP)
1 CLP = 100 Centavos
Exchange rates:
1 EUR = 884.85 CLP
100 CLP = 0.11 EUR
1 CHF = 821.28 CLP
100 CLP = 0.12 CHF
(exchange rate from January 16, 2021)
Telephone area code: +56
Time zones: UTC-4
Mains voltage: 220 V
Seasons: are opposite to those of the northern hemisphere

  • Spring: Sep. until Nov.
  • Summer: Dec. to Feb.
  • Autumn: March to May
  • Winter: June to August

In 2020, 220 Germans officially emigrated to Chile and 589 came back to their homeland. Within the 10 years from 2010 to 2019, 4,492 Germans officially emigrated to Chile and 5,382 moved back to Germany. This page gives an overview of the country and immigration. We go into detail on the following pages.

In recent years, the number of immigrants in Chile has been unusually high. Many people are looking for alternatives to their home country, which is no longer an option for them in the long term. Many countries that are particularly attractive for European emigrants are out of the question because the immigration regulations can hardly be fulfilled for most of those interested. Chile is still a pleasant exception here. A successful application for immigration does not require proof of sufficient knowledge of the national language, nor the submission of a medical certificate of health. The requirements to be met are kept within reasonable limits.

With a population of over 17.5 million, Chile ranks first on the Human Development Index within Latin America. Nevertheless, there is some development potential or a need to catch up compared to the leading European countries. The almost 4,300 km long and an average of only 180 km narrow country is a specialty due to its scenic diversity and beauty. Because Chile has a lot to offer: fantastic beaches on the Pacific Ocean, the mountainous region of the Andes (in winter a paradise for skiers), dreamy islands, part of the Antarctic and the Atacama Desert.

Chile not only offers a very attractive landscape with many different climatic zones, but also extremely friendly, open-minded and fun-loving residents. Due to the historical development of the population, Germans in particular are very welcome. They not only appreciate the quality of German products, but also the reliability, determination and punctuality as a special characteristic of Germans. As an immigrant, it is therefore easy to be quickly accepted in the new community.

Chile certainly cannot keep up with the conveniences that you have taken for granted. But you may come across values ​​that you have long believed lost. Precisely because everything is not yet perfect, there are still many options for offering special products and services. Specialists in medical, technical and scientific professions, experts in IT, as well as well-trained craftsmen in all areas are sought in order to meet the growing demands of the economy.

The Chilean state is paving the way for investors to drive the positive development of Chile forward. It is also worth mentioning that retirees of all ages are welcome. There are even special immigration requirements for this target group. When making decisions, it is important to recognize the special position of Chile in Latin America and not to succumb to prejudice.

Immigration overview

Tourist visa

German citizens can enter the country as tourists for 90 days without the need for a consular visa.

Requirements: a passport that is valid beyond the duration of the stay (at least 6 months) and valid return tickets

Emigration to Chile

Other visas

  • Temporary residence visa – “Residentes Temporarios”
  • Student Visa – “Residentes Estudiantes”
  • Visa for foreign workers – “Residentes sujeto a contrato”
  • Permanent visa who has lived two years temporary visas in Chile and can demonstrate livelihood – “Permanencia Definitiva”

Special features and advantages at a glance

  • Quite uncomplicated and free economy
  • Most progressive country in South America
  • Friendly to foreigners, especially towards Germans
  • Good craftsmen and skilled workers are wanted
  • Nuclear power free
  • Cost of living cheap (LHK-I 72.5)
  • Low population density
  • Great variety of flora and fauna
  • Uncomplicated property acquisition
  • Inexpensive immigration
Chile Immigration Regulations

Chile Immigration Regulations

Immigration / immigration

Foreigners can get an immigrant visa in Chile if their activity contributes to the welfare and development of the country. The immigration permit is only granted to members of a professional group that is considered to be in short supply in Chile (e.g. technicians, academics and highly qualified craftsmen) and is issued by the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If you want to live in Chile for a longer period of time, have copies of your certificates, birth certificates, passport photos and similar documents (or their translation) certified by the Chilean embassy in your country in advance.

Immigration opportunities

Changes in the near future – see article Chile – on the way to a new immigration law

Temporary residence visa “Residentes Temporarios”

This visa is issued to foreigners who have family ties to Chile, as well as foreign investors (e.g. when buying real estate), researchers, scientists, representatives of religious associations and foreign citizens who are posted by foreign companies and act as technical advisors. Registering a trade is enough.

Requirements:

  • Family ties to Chile: spouses with Chilean citizenship, parents or children of Chilean citizenship, ancestors with Chilean citizenship, spouses and children of foreigners residing in Chile, parents of foreigners of legal age residing in Chile
  • Passport with a period of validity for the requested period
  • Medical health certificate showing that the applicant does not have a contagious disease.
  • Criminal record certificate
  • Application, the reason and the period of time as well as personal description of the applicant and information about the place of residence in Chile. If the applicant is married to a Chilean citizen, the spouse must sign the application (it is also advisable to provide the applicant’s telephone number and the date of travel).
  • Proof of income or assets (low income or pension is enough)
  • 3 passport photos

Note:
The processing time is approximately four weeks if the applicant pays the fax fee. After the visa has been issued, there is a period of 90 days to enter Chile. The applicant must collect the visa personally at the consulate. The visa is issued for a maximum of one year. In Chile you can apply for a “permanent residence visa”.

Application cost: $ 75

Student visa “Residentes Estudiantes”

Requirements:

  • Confirmation of admission from the university or the training institution recognized by the Chilean state
  • Proof of financing your livelihood (loan and / or scholarship). Otherwise it must be proven that sufficient means are available to cover the cost of living (proof of income, bank balance, etc.)
  • Affidavit on the basis of which the parents affirm that they will pay for the living costs
  • Passport with a period of validity for the requested period
  • Medical certificate showing that the applicant does not have a contagious disease
  • Criminal record certificate
  • 3 passport photos

Note:
The visa is only issued for a maximum of one year. The visa can be extended in Chile. It is not allowed to pursue an employment relationship with a student visa. After the visa has been issued, there is a period of 90 days to enter Chile. The applicant must collect the visa personally at the consulate.

Application cost: $ 75

Visa for foreign workers “Residentes sujeto a contrato” – Contractually obliged foreigners

Requirements:

  • The employment contract
  • Passport with a period of validity for the requested period
  • Medical health certificate stating that the applicant does not have a contagious disease
  • Criminal record certificate
  • Application, the reason and the period of time as well as personal description of the applicant and information about the place of residence in Chile. If the applicant is married to a Chilean citizen, the spouse must sign the application (it is also advisable to provide the applicant’s telephone number and the date of travel)
  • Proof of income and assets

Application cost: $ 75

Note:
The employment contract must be signed by the employer in the presence of a notary in Chile and legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Relations. If the contract was signed only by the employer, then the applicant must sign the document in the presence of the Consul of Chile. The applicant must hand over all other documents to the consulate in advance.

The visa is issued for a maximum of two years. If you wish to remain in Chile after two years, you can apply for a permanent residence visa (“Permanencia Definitiva”). After the visa has been issued, there is a period of 90 days to enter Chile. The applicant must collect the visa personally at the consulate.

Further visa options are:

  • “Residentes Oficiales” – diplomats and officials
  • “Asilados Politicos y Refugiados” – political asylum seekers and refugees
  • “Permanencia Definitiva” – permanent residence

Help with immigration

Atalah and Binfa law firm

Mrs. Dr. Monika Broecking works as a German lawyer for the Chilean law firm Atalah and Binfa. She is responsible for the German and English speaking clientele. The firm is based in Pucon, Region IX.

In addition to the legal area, she can bring her many years of experience in Germany as a bank manager, in marketing and as an independent corporate and personnel consultant. In New Zealand, with her company ECC European Consulting Company, she has placed immigrants mainly from Europe in jobs in New Zealand and has worked hand in hand with immigration consultants. She now lives in Chile and brings her extensive professional and private experience as an immigrant to two countries to the advice of her clients.

Miss Dr. Broecking advises on all types of visa applications for Chile, permanent residence permit, application for citizenship, purchase of real estate, investments, assistance in dealing with banks and insurance companies, as well as Germans resident in Chile on legal questions affecting Chile and / or Germany. If you have any initial questions, please contact her free of charge: [email protected]

Atalah y Binfa Abogados
Dr. Monika Broecking
General Urrutia 283 of 47
Pucón / Región de la Araucanía
Tel.: (45) 2441679 / (9) 9 2991742
https://immigrationchile.com/de/

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Chile Travel Package

Chile Travel Package

Short for CI by abbreviationfinder, Chile – The land of adventure. South America begins where Panama ends and extends all the way down to Cape Horn where icy winds blow in from Antarctica to the south. 420 km of this stretch is covered by Chile along the west coast towards the Pacific Ocean. In South America you will find, among other things, the tango capital Buenos Aires, Brazil’s endless beaches, the kilometer-long glaciers in Patagonia, Easter Moais and the Inca Empire’s ancient capital, Cusco. It is easy to understand why so many people fall in love with South America. The exotic continent meets all expectations and dreams, whatever you expect or dream of. With Trackers you get a tailor-made program completely according to your own wishes.

Chile

CHILE

Santiago
In Santiago you will find everything from skyscrapers, subways and stressed people in your career, to cozy bohemian neighborhoods with Chileans from all walks of life. Many have connections to Sweden and it is easy to make new friends even if you do not remember all your school Spanish. Good places to meet people are at one of all the countless cafes where many slip in to grab a café con leche on the way to or from work.

Easter
Island Easter Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean between South America and New Zealand is 400 km from the nearest coast. Rapa Nui, which is its Polynesian name, is an enigmatic place and the theories surrounding its Moais, the giant stone statues that made the island famous, are many. Here you also enjoy breathtaking Polynesian nature with volcanoes and fantastic South Sea beaches.

Patagonia & the
Land of Fire There is a drama and at the same time something extremely peaceful over the landscape in Patagonia. Contrasts and contradictions. It feels familiar and at the same time so fantastically distant. Patagonia and the Land of Fire are a paradise for nature lovers, with snow-capped mountain peaks, intense blue lakes and deep fjords.

Atacama The
desert landscape of northern Chile, near the Bolivian border, is one of the driest desert areas in the world. The Salar de Atacama salt lake is surrounded by geysers and salt mines with the Andes’ peaks in the background. The area is a plateau of salares (salt basins), sand and solidified lava where it never rains, making it the driest place in the world. Atacama’s extreme climate and altitude make the plateau very suitable for astronomical observations.

CHILE

Explora is a player with a wide range of nature experiences and was founded in 1993. Today, Explora owns and operates hotels and arranges expedition tours in 7 remote locations in South America. The business concept is to offer a new way of traveling based on carefully selected and in-depth tours of nature, the luxury of perfection and sustainable development. The expedition tours are what make Explora unique and they are constantly developing new routes. This year, more than 360 km of routes and more than 100 different tours are offered. In all 7 locations, you can experience something out of the ordinary, in-depth, deep-sea – on a higher level.

CHILE

The long, narrow Chile stretches along the west coast of South America according to countryaah. From north to south, the country is 420 km, but its width is on average less than 200 km. Relocated to Europe, Chile would run from southern Italy all the way to the Spitsbergen in the Arctic Ocean.

Climate

The climate alternates between extreme drought in the north and rain and humid air in the south. Central Chile has a temperate climate of southern European type with sunny summers and abundant rainfall in winter.

Visa

No – Nordic citizens can stay 90 days without a visa.

Currency

Chilean Peso – CLP

100CLP = 1.38SEK

Language

Spanish is the official language. Indigenous languages: mapudungun (mapuche), quechua and other indian languages.

Vaccinations

Mandatory – No compulsory vaccines are required for entry

Recommended – Children who have not had or previously been vaccinated against measles, mumps or rubella should be vaccinated against these diseases. Contact your vaccination center for personal needs.

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