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Wills, Testaments, and Inheritance Laws in Chile

Procedures, requirements and all information related to wills, testaments and inheritance laws in Chile  If you’re from a common law country, Chilean inheritance laws can cause some surprises in its set rules and formalities.  All Chilean nationals are subject to certain aspects of family and inheritance law, no matter where they reside. Chilean inheritance laws are highly structured and based […]

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How to Get a Chilean Passport for Adults and Minors

Procedures, requirements and all information related to obtaining your Chilean passport for adults and minors. If you are a naturalized Chilean citizen or your child is a citizen, as you know, passports are essential for traveling abroad, save for going to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia y Venezuela where you can use your Chilean ID.  Requirements: 18 […]

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How to Renew Your Foreign Passport in Chile

Procedures, requirements and all information related to renewing your home passport in Chile. Required Documents: Most recent, undamaged passport Renewal Application Recent, color passport photos Other considerations: Some countries have specific documents and requirements to renew your passport as opposed to applying for a new one. The following are common: Your most recent passport was issued within the last 15 […]

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How to Get a Chilean Driver’s License

Procedures, requirements and all information related to driver´s licenses and legally driving in Chile Residents have 2 choices to legally drive: Permanent residents must obtain a Chilean license. Visitors/ temporary residents should obtain a valid international permit acquired at any automobile association in your country.  Requirements: 18 years or older Permanent resident  Valid Chilean ID  Required Documents: Legalized transcripts, diploma, […]

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Home and Auto Insurance: Types and Claims in Chile

Claims, procedures, requirements and all information related to Home and Auto Insurance Mandatory, if you have a mortgage: Fire Insurance (Seguro de Incendio asociado a créditos hipotecarios y sus adicionales) – Insures damages to your real estate in case of a fire with optional coverage for earthquakes and other natural disasters. The cost is associated with the appraised value of […]

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Working for Yourself and Starting a Buisiness in Chile

Registering yourself as a “Persona Natural” (inicio de las actividades) You must have a sworn declaration authorizing you to realize economic or commercial activities producing income which should be taxed under the first (business) or second (work) category.  You must register at least two months before initiating activities and defining one or various codes of economic activity (list) which can […]

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Jobs and Working in Chile

**This article is part of an original series of expat resources we contributed to the Chile Pages, read the original here. Chile is classified as a high-income economy and is one of the most safe, stable and prosperous nations to live and do business in South America. It has a comparatively free market with internationally measured low crime and corruption rates making it especially […]

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How to Get a Chilean ID

**This article is part of an original series of expat resources we contributed to the Chile Pages, read the original here.  Procedures, requirements and all information related to obtaining your Chilean ID.  The Chilean I.D. card is called la cedula de identidad, simply referred to as el carnet or la cedula. Most importantly, it has your RUN, an assigned ID number. Aside from it being […]

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