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Chile Investor’s Guide: Visas and foreign citizens

Chile has become South America’s “talent magnet”. According to official figures, applications for temporary work visas increased by 381% between 2005 and 2016 while, in the case of visas subject to a work contract, the increase reached 206%. In general terms, five types of visa are issued by Chile: Tourist Visa, Visa Subject to Work Contract, Temporary Residence Visa, Student Visa and Permanent Residence. In addition, a fast-track Visa Tech program is available for overseas professionals…

New Immigration Reform in Chile

In April of this year, President Sebastián Piñera announced a new immigration reform. Piñera asserted that Chile will continue to be a country which welcomes immigrants with open arms. However, Piñera stated that due to a large number of immigrants entering the country recently, Chile needs an immigration reform that addresses the current situation providing adequate mechanisms and procedures which will allow a desirable management of the actual contingency. At the moment Chile counts over 1 million immigrants,…
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