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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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