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This article was originally published on March 11, 2022, and was updated on May 26, 2022, to reflect new information.

May 25, 2022 Update: On May 14, 2022, the government of Chile released additional updates concerning the country’s new immigration regulations, including the latest procedures for submitting visa applications. Under this new process, applicants will be required to present a copy of their passport, which must be valid for at least one year from the date of filing, and proof of having received a Police Clearance Certificate from their home country and more.

Original Post From March 11, 2022:

Key Points

  • Amendments made to the immigration laws in Chile


On February 12, 2022, and March 4, 2022, the government of Chile published an amendment to the country’s entrance, stay, and exit laws and made updates to its transitory permanent permit. Under the amendment, the government introduced a new entity responsible for immigration matters, known as the National Immigration Service. The Service will be responsible for carrying out the country’s immigration policies, outlining the terms of entrance, stay, and exit for foreign nationals in Chile and more.

The government also modified the entrance and residence permits structure for the country. Under this change, foreign nationals holding transitory permanent permits will no longer be permitted to change their immigration status from tourist to resident.

What are the Changes?

The government of Chile published amendments to its immigration laws and policies. These amendments impact the terms of entrance and stay for foreign nationals entering the country and establishing a new government entity to manage immigration matters.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Chile’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Chile

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