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CHILE - New Entry Requirements for Venezuelan Nationals

Effective 22 June 2019, all Venezuelan nationals are required to obtain a visa at the Chilean consulate in Venezuela or in another country, prior to their entry into Chile.

Previously, Venezuelans could arrive without tourist visas and stay for 90 days.

Consular processing times are likely to be affected.

All Venezuelan nationals wishing to enter Chile must arrive with one of the following consular visas stamped in their passport:

  • Tourist Visa;
  • Democratic Responsibility Visa;
  • Work Visa (subject to contract); or
  • Temporary Visa.

Action Items

Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact a Newland Chase immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

This alert was prepared with information provided by Contacto Chile, GoLocal and CSM.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2021 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.