Documents required to travel to Chile
Citizens from select countries can visit Chile for tourism without a visa, staying up to 90 days. This includes tourists with passports from EU countries, Argentina, Brazil, Georgia, Japan, Peru, Moldova, USA, Canada, Ukraine, Mexico, Caribbean countries, and others.
Visitors from Macau, Malaysia, and Singapore are permitted to stay in Chile for up to 30 days without a visa.
For those from visa-exempt countries, travel is allowed with a valid foreign passport with at least six months of validity from the date of entry. Additionally, upon arrival, it is necessary to obtain a tourist card (known as the ‘Tarjeta de Turismo’) from immigration authorities, which can be acquired, for instance, at the airport. This document must be kept throughout your stay, as it will be required when departing the country.
No visa or passport required: Citizens of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay may enter with a valid identity document (ID-card).
Travelers from other parts of the world are required to secure a tourist visa for their trip to Chile. To obtain this visa, tourists should apply online and then collect it from the nearest Chilean embassy or consulate.
Please note: It’s crucial to apply for a Chilean visa at least 30 days prior to your planned travel date.
The steps to obtain a Chilean visa are as follows:
- Complete the online Chile visa application and attach electronic copies of all necessary documents.
- Once your visa is processed and approved, submit your passport and original copies of the required documents to the Chilean embassy or consulate listed in your online application.
- Pay the Chilean visa fee (this fee is only applicable once your Chilean visa application is approved).
- Chilean authorities will verify your documents and issue the visa in your passport. You then have 90 days to travel to Chile.
For immigration in Chile
It’s important to note that if you’re traveling with animal or plant products, when entering Chile, you’ll need to declare these items to the Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG). This declaration is made through a form provided on the plane or before the immigration area.
Having a hotel reservation can greatly streamline your entry process, as the immigration officer often asks for information about the hotel where you’ll be staying. In the document you’ll need to fill out at immigration, make sure to include the name, address, and contact details of the reserved hotel.
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