Chile Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No/1
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No/1
Other EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter Chile, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Passport note

Passports issued to children must contain a photo and state the nationality.

Visas

Visas are not required by the nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Chile of up to 90 days. Nationals of Greece may only stay for up to 60 days without a visa.

1. Nationals from Australia (US$95) and Canada (US$132) must pay a reciprocal tax at the airport.

As of 2014, US nationals no longer need to pay a reciprocal tax.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa applicants must provide an invitation letter or hotel booking and show sufficient funds.

Types and cost

Visitors from Australia and Canada pay a reciprocal tax when entering Chile. Costs for travellers requiring single- or multiple-entry visas vary according to nationality; check with the consulate.

Validity

Between one and 90 days, depending on the applicant's nationality.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working days

If you do require a visa, you should apply at least 30 days before your trip.

Entry with children

Children under 18 who are leaving Chile alone, with only one parent, with friends or family, or with a group must obtain official permission to travel from a Chilean notaria.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Chile in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7222 2361. Website: http://www.chileabroad.gov.cl/reino-unido/en/ Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1730.
Embassy of the Republic of Chile in the USA
Telephone: (202) 785 1746. Website: http://www.chile-usa.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0830-1330.
British Embassy in Chile
Telephone: (2) 2370 4100. Website: http://www.chile-usa.org Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0900-1300 and 1400-1730.

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