I'm on a tourist visa in Chile that will expire in a few days. I might not be able to leave the country in time due to bad weather conditions. I'll need to reenter Chile after.
I've frequented the extranjeria website of the Chilean government here and on the list for fines (as of June 2014) it seems I'd only have to pay approximately 30,000 pesos (~ 55$) without any further disadvantages (according to "Extranjeros: Residencia Irregular", Tramo 1). It also seems that overstaying up to 100 days this fine will not change.
Is it so, that there are no further disadvantages for first time offenders apart from paying the fine (especially regarding reentering Chile)? Would this fine be the same regardless if I overstay 1 day or 100 days?
I cannot really believe how cheap this fine is, considering the large number of people who cross the Argentinian border only to reenter with a freshly stamped 90 day tourist visa. Why not just stay in Chile and pay when finally leaving (as little as ~ 90$ for overstaying up to a year)?