PERMANENT RESIDENCE

NOTE: Foreigners of Colombian nationality must submit a Certificate of Police Record if they are requesting any kind of authorization.

The Definite Permanence is the permission granted to foreigners so they may reside in Chile indefinitely and carry out any legal activity in the country.

This authorization may be requested by foreign citizens, holders as well as dependents holding a valid Resident Visa Subject to Contract for at least two years. Likewise, this will also apply to holders and their dependents of Temporary Visas for at least one year and the holders and dependents of a Student Visa, of at least two years, who have completed their studies in Chile (it will be understood as completion of studies the obtaining of a corresponding professional or technical degree or the high school diploma in the case of high school).

Effective October 31st, 2005, all requests for Definite Permanence must be submitted exclusively through the Postal Service, via a registered letter in the name of Department de Extranjería y Migración, Sección Permanencia Definitiva, Clasificador 8, Correo Central, Santiago.

Aside from the requested information, a full and updated Certificate of Travel must be attached that correspond to the last year of residence. This certificate is obtained in the offices of International Police corresponding to the city of residence.

Click here in order to see, (TELEPHONES AND ADDRESSES OF NATIONAL IMMIGRATION OFFICES OF THE INTERNATIONAL POLICE)

Should you require additional information, enter the following webpage (http://www.policia.cl/)

NOTE:  The request for Definite Permanence must be sent through mail within 30 days prior to the expiration of the current Visa.

ABOUT THE RIGHTS THAT FOREIGNERS MUST PAY IN CHILE.

According to the law No. 20.279 dated July 1st 2008 of the oficial N° 39.101, we inform our users that, effective during a period of July 1st  2008 - June 30th 2009 , the permission for Permanent Residence will be granted upon payment of a right equivalent to 40% of the minimum wage, $41.023. 

See Fees for items indicated below

 Those individuals under the age of 18, as well as spouses of Chilean citizens (whose marriage has been legally registered in Chile) and that benefit from the permit previously mentioned are exempt from this payment.

NOTE: If the visa was stamped in a residence degree and the requesting party does not currently hold a passport, he/she must submit a photocopy of the National Document of National Identity of his country, or a Consular Certificate proving his nationality or identity.



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