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Chile Visa & Passport Requirements

Chile Visa & Passport Requirements

*** Updated: February 22, 2018

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Rest of World Citizen of countries NOT mentioned on this list, it is vital that you check your specific visa requirements before traveling to Chile. We recommend visiting VisaHQ to stay up-to-date with all the latest visa & passport requirements.

** Note for Travelers from New Zealand, South Africa, and other Latin American countries

Travelers from New Zealand, South Africa, and many other Latin American countries DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA to enter Chile. However, it is still very important you check with your local consulate or embassy for the most up-to-date visa & passport requirements.

Passport Requirements:

Citizens of ALL countries: To enter Chile, your passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your travel dates. For example, if you are traveling to Chile in March, your passport must be valid through September of that year.

We strongly recommend making copies of your passport. Keep your original passport locked away in the safe of your hotel and carry a photocopy of your passport with you during your travels. You might also consider purchasing a passport holder to keep all your documents safe.
Always make sure to check for Chile Passport and Chile Visa requirements. 

Visa Requirements:

Tourist visas for most countries are NOT REQUIRED for entry into Chile. Instead, you will receive a visa stamp valid for 90 days upon arrival. However, prior to traveling, it is always a good idea to check with the nearest Embassy for the most up-to-date information. 

Nationals from the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK, and most other European Union nations DO NOT REQUIRE a visa to enter Chile and can stay up to 90 days. 

Nationals of Greece may only stay for up to 60 days without a visa.

Visa Fees:

  • Australians are required to pay a reciprocity fee. The fee for Australians is US $117 USD.
  • Mexicans are required to pay a reciprocity fee. The fee for Australians is US $23 USD.
  • US citizens, Canadians, Japanese, UK citizens, and most other EU countries are NOT required to pay a reciprocity fee.

For the most up-to-date information, please check with the nearest consulate or embassy for any costs that may incur. 

Processing Time for Visas: 

If your nationality requires a visa to enter Chile, the standard rule is to apply at least 20 days before your trip. However, we strongly recommend that you apply for a Chilean visa as soon as your flights are scheduled. It’s always a good idea to be prepared.

Vaccination Recommendations: 

We highly recommend visiting the World Health Organization website for the most up-to-date country-specific vaccination requirements. 

Traveling with Children:

Children under the age of 18, who are leaving Chile with only one parent, with friends or family, alone, or with a group MUST obtain an official authorization to travel from a Chilean notaria. 


Chilean Consulate General in New York 
600 3rd Avenue # 2808
New York, NY 10016
United States
Telephone: (+1) 212-980 3706
Fax: (+1) 212-888-5288
Office Hours: 09.00 am - 14.00 pm

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