Tag Archives: Expat Life

How to Get Your Permiso de Circulación in Chile

  Procedures, requirements and all information related to el Permiso de Circulación. El Permiso de Circulación is a permit including a yearly tax paid by vehicle owners which allows cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles to legally circulate throughout the streets of the country. If you have an off-road vehicle, you may be exempt. Requirements: Renewal for used cars: Previous […]

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Bay Essence Interviewed on ExpatFinder.com

Bay Essence has been featured and interviewed on ExpatFinder.com about my expat journey in Chile! ExpatFinder.com is a wonderful resource for future and current expats all over the world. Whether you’re looking for housing, insurance or employment information, they have a team of experts to help answer your questions. Here’s their blurb about me in the interview: Crystal Manafi is a 25-year-old […]

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How to Hire a Nana and Pay Imposiciones in Chile

Procedures, requirements, and all information related to domestic help and paying social security deductions as an employer (imposiciones) in Chile. Hiring domestic help in Chile is a common practice. Domestic workers include housekeepers, gardeners, child care workers, cooks, and any other persons hired to work within a private home. Housekeepers are known as asesoras or nanas in Chile, and will […]

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Exams and Recognition in Chilean Schools

Procedures, requirements and all information related to the Exams and Recognition of Chilean Schools and Universities EXAMS Students wishing to attend a university must take the undergraduate University Entrance Exam – Prueba de Selección Universitaria (PSU) prepared by el Departamento de Evaluación, Medición y Registro Educacional (DEMRE) under la Universidad de Chile. This score ranges from 150-850, and determines admission […]

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School Application Process in Chile

Procedures, requirements and all information related to Chilean School Applications Private Primary and Secondary Schools All private and public primary and secondary schools require an application process as opposed to simply enrolling into a school within your district or comuna. Students can apply anywhere, and are not restricted to study where they are domiciled if applying to a public school, […]

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The Little Bakery in Santiago: British Treats to Your Door

Chile (Ad)Ventures is a series on Bay Essence – a cross between adventures and innovative business ventures in Chile. In this post we’ve interviewed Claudia and Emma Higgins, the mom and daughter duo behind Santiago’s favorite English bakery, the Little Bakery – fresh, healthy and delicious! We heard about the Little Bakery some time ago on, popular on various expat […]

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Private Schools in Chile

One of the main concerns for expatriates in Chile is providing the best education for their Children, whether alternative education or deciding between private and public schooling. Private education makes up about 7% of primary and secondary education mainly concentrated in Santiago. Most expatriates in Chile choose private schools since they generally offer higher quality and standards for education, smaller […]

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Higher Education in Chile: Overview

Procedures, requirements and all information related to Tertiary Education in Chile Chile has 60 public and private universities in addition to over 100 technical and vocational institutes. At the university level, students are divided by faculty then major then by year. Undergraduate students study for four to seven years depending on their major. Programs for four or five years usually […]

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