Chile Visa and Passport Requirements

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


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


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 must pay a US$117 reciprocal tax at the airport.

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


The validity of visas varies 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 20 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 an official authorisation to travel from a Chilean notaria.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Chile in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7222 2361.

Embassy of the Republic of Chile in the USA

Telephone: +1 202 785 1746.

British Embassy in Chile

Telephone: +56 2 2370 4100.