Visa requirements for Chile

Canada Passport Holders

A valid Canadian passport is required when traveling to Chile. The passport should be valid beyond the scheduled trip. If the purpose of the trip is for tourism or business, a visa will not be required.

Upon arrival at the airport, all Canadian tourists and business travelers should pay a reciprocal tax amounting to USD 132. This can paid in cash, by credit card or traveler’s checque. A tourist card will also be issued to the traveler and will have to be surrendered when departing.

All tourists are allowed to stay up to 90 days in the country. An extension can be requested at the Chilean Immigration Office in Santiago.

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Philippine Passport Holders

Every Filipino intending to travel abroad should have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining validity. Those who wish to visit Chile are also required to secure a visa, whether for tourism or business.

General Requirements in obtaining a visa

  • Valid passport
  • Fully completed and signed application form
  • 3 passport size photographs
  • Confirmed itinerary or round-trip airline ticket
  • For Tourism: bank certificate
  • For Business: letter from employment and bank endorsement, letter from sponsor in Chile

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British Passport Holders

British nationals only need to present a valid passport and round trip airline ticket upon arriving in Chile. Visas are not required for those traveling for tourist or business purposes.

A tourist card will be issued upon arrival and should be surrendered to the immigration before leaving. All foreign nationals, bearing the tourist card, are permitted to stay in the country up to 90 days. If there’s a need to extend the stay, you need to contact the Chilean Immigration Department located in Agustinas 1235, Santiago, Chile. Contact number is 56 2 550 2400.

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American Passport Holders

A US citizen traveling to Chile is not required to secure a visa prior to arrival in Chile for tourism or business. A passport, with at least 6 months validity, and round trip ticket should be presented upon arrival at the airport.

A tourist card will be issued to all Americans entering Chile after paying a reciprocal tax of USD 140 at the airport. This tourist card allows the bearer to stay up to 90 days in the country. The initial 90 days stay can be extended upon payment of an extension fee at the Chilean Immigration Office located at Santiago, Chile, telephone number 56-2-5502469. It is important to surrender the tourist card upon departure.

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