Visa policy of Chile

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Chile entry and exit stamps in a Singapore passport.

Visitors to Chile must obtain a visa from one of the Chilean diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Chile generally maintains a reciprocal visa policy with other countries.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Chile
  Visa-free entry
  Entry with ID card only possible
  Must pay reciprocity fee

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of passports of the following 92 jurisdictions can visit Chile without a visa for up to 90 days (unless otherwise noted): [1] [2] [3] [4]

ID - May also enter with an ID card.
1 - For a stay of up to 30 days.

Citizens of  China can apply for a no-fee tourist or business visa, or visit Chile without a visa for up to 90 days, if they are also in possession of any types of entry visa (excluding transit visas) issued by Canada or the United States with a validity of more than six months:[24]

Citizens of  India holding a valid US Visa, with current validity of six months, do not require a Chilean tourist visa (either Simple Tourism or Multiple Tourism or Multiple-Business).[25]

Citizens of  Australia may obtain a visa online.[26][19]

Consulted visa process is not required for citizens of Belarus, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kiribati, Laos, Maldives, Madagascar, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Diplomatic and service category passports[edit]

  Visa free access for diplomatic and service category passports

Holders of diplomatic or service category passports of Bangladesh, Belarus, Botswana, China, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Morocco, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tunisia, Tuvalu and Venezuela do not require a visa.

Holders of diplomatic or service category passports of Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bolivia, Fiji, Mauritius, North Macedonia, Saint Lucia, San Marino, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and United States require a visa.

Agreement with Bolivia was denounced on 4 August 2016 and not applied from 4 February 2017.[27]

Chile signed visa waiver agreements for holders of diplomatic, special and official passports with the following countries which are yet to come into force:

APEC Business Travel Card[edit]

Holders of passports issued by the following countries who possess an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) containing the "CHL" code on the reverse that it is valid for travel to Chile can enter visa-free for business trips for up to 90 days.[3]

ABTCs are issued to nationals of:[30]

Visa extension[edit]

If a holder of a tourist visa wishes to extend their Visa, they can do so at Chile's Extranjería Department and there is a charge of $100 USD.[31] Another way of extending your tourist visa is to leave the country and come back in. This can only be done twice in succession. There is no fee to do so.

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Chile were from the following countries of nationality:[32]

Country 2017 2016 2015
 Argentina 3,323,771 2,900,709 1,946,876
 Brazil 544,857 438,915 455,965
 Bolivia 479,690 437,154 419,822
 Peru 394,204 403,605 359,857
 United States 211,718 208,623 186,613
 Venezuela 156,150 71,034 45,918
 Colombia 133 341 119,324 105,317
 Haiti 111,430 46,962 13,112
 France 83,758 77,129 69,995
 Spain 80 690 77,987 73,362
 Germany 78,262 73,854 71,055
 Uruguay 69,912 46,698 39,771
 United Kingdom 54,714 51,611 46,520
 Australia 51,978 50,968 46,010
 Mexico 48,051 44,536 45,316
 Italy 46,131 41,523 33,512
 Ecuador 42,935 38,370 31,993
 Canada 39,639 38,388 33,915
 China 30,774 22,992 15,404
 Paraguay 27,850 24,051 25,284
Total 6,263,341 5,448,975 4,287,546

See also[edit]


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