How to Get a Work Visa for Chile

Chile Work Visa

Chile Work Visa

Work visas are granted to foreigners who have been hired by a company with residency in Chile. It has a maximum validity of two years.

Family members of a Work Visa recipient may be granted a Worker Dependent Visa. It has the same maximum validity and the recipient is not allowed to work. The application fee is based on the reciprocity principle.

You will need the help of your employer for this type of visa.

If you want to look at other types of Chilean visas, click here.

Get a job

Get a job with a company in Chile.

Find your consulate

If you’re inside the U.S, you can find your jurisdiction here.

Note that the link above often goes in and out and is not always reliable. If the link is busted, I recommend Googling “Jurisdiction Chile Consulates United States.”

If you’re outside of the U.S., check at this site here.

Gather the required documents

Gather the required documents and follow the procedures here.

Get your visa fees

Gather the appropriate fee. Search the website of your consulate or contact them to find out the fee as it varies based on your nationality.

Submit information

Submit the information that you gathered in Step 3 and the fee in Step 4 to the consulate that you located in Step 2.

Receive your visa

Congratulations! After a period of waiting, the Chilean Consulate/Embassy will give to you your brand new Chilean visa.

Vaccination information

Don’t get sick! Check vaccination requirements here at the CDC.

Visa Hunter's Notes

Check out this pretty cool forum on Chile here which has various postings on information related to working and moving to Chile.

For tax purposes, you will also need to likely get a RUT number as described here.

Further Reading

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