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Questions tagged [chile]

A country stretched along the Pacific Coast of South America.

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Overstaying tourist visa Chile awaiting temp visa [duplicate]

My sister went to Chile in Sept'18, she was there for two weeks, left for Costa Rica, returned for two weeks, left for Ecuador then came back to Chile and has been there since. I understand the ...
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What should I do to leave Chile when I've overstayed my visa?

On 15 May, I entered Chile; my visa was for 3 months. On 10 July, I booked a ticket to go to New Zealand. I bought the ticket from LATAM Airlines for $1700 (USD). But they didn’t let me board the ...
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Traveling under the ESTA/VWP from Chile for 2 months before F1 Visa becomes active? [duplicate]

I have received my F1 visa already in Chile, but I would like to travel in the US for a couple months before the start of my program. My F1 visa only allows me to enter the US 30 days prior to my ...
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Can I take more than one laptop with me to Chile? [duplicate]

I am going to Chile to do some business for the company I work for. I am not an employee nor contractor of any chilean companies, and I will only be staying for a few days. I need to take two laptop ...
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Confusion about required documents for a chilean work visa [closed]

I am looking at the requisites for a temporary work visa for Chile. The official instructions (PDF, in Spanish) mention that in order to get one, you need a photocopy of your last tourist card: 1 ...
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Flight With KLM to Santiago with a stop in Buenos Aires

I have a flight with KLM from Amsterdam to Santiago, Chile with a stop in Buenos Aires. I am wondering how this stop affects me. I will not be transferring to another aircraft, this flight simply ...
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How is Santiago, Chile, during Easter?

What should I expect in that period? Will the usual tourist attractions and shops be open between Holy Friday - Easter Sunday? Is there some kind of public tradition / procession that I could ...
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Do I need my Tourist Card in Chile for domestic flights?

I'm in Chile for another two weeks, but I lost my tourist card (PDI). This shouldn't be much of a problem because I can get a new one at the international police office. However, tomorrow I have a ...
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Traveling to Chile with new iPhone (still sealed in box) - Will I have problems?

I am traveling from the USA to Santiago, Chile next week bringing a new sealed iPhone 7 for my husband. I am wondering if it's possible for me to bring it as is (in this case, unopened sealed box), or ...
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How to activate mobile phone in Chile?

I have been told that recently Chile decided to block the IMEI of all phones not officially sold in the Chilean market. As a foreigner who bought a prepaid SIM card, it's quite frustrating! My phone ...
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Cost of border crossing in rental car, Chile-Argentina-Chile [closed]

My friend is soon going to Chile (from Spain). She wants to rent a car and make a trip into Argentina. One website tells her she has to buy a border-crossing permit for $6 and another says $200. ...
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How does the validity and maximum allowed stay work for Chilean visas?

I am an Indian passport holder going to visit Chile. I understand my visa validity is 90 days. My questions are: After entering Chile what is the maximum allowed duration of stay? Is it 30 days or ...
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How to Apply for a Chilean Visa in Canberra, Australia

I am a third country passport holder (Yes, we need visa to visit Chile) currently living in Canberra, Australia. I'm planning to go to Chile for my vacations. (Tourism) I don't have any contacts in ...
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Where can I get a tourist visa for Chile and also for French Polynesia in Australia?

Where can I get a tourist visa for Chile and also for French Polynesia in Australia? (This question is from an Australian resident with a non-Australian passport)
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Driving in Chile with a canadian N license

In British Columbia, Canada, there are two road tests that we have to pass and theory test in order to get a full drivers licence. We must pass the theory test, wait one year, pass a first road test, ...
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Chilean citizen travelling to Europe (part 2: immigration inspection)

I'm a first-time traveller with a lot of questions. I've never been outside Chile. As a Chilean citizen, I don't need visas for UK or Schengen area. I'll be staying in UK, Austria, Czech Republic and ...
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Which volcano is the nearest to Santiago for kids friendly hiking

My search found this link on the 3 nearest volcanoes. However, there are other volcanoes showing up in my seaches, but none of them have information on if they're open to the public/tourists and if ...
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ATM in Las Condes, Santiago Chile

Where can I find an ATM close to San Damian street, in Santiago, Chile?
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Are there any other airlines besides LATAM going to Easter Island from Chile?

I want to go to Easter Island but on the date I choose for travelling all seats on the LATAM flight to the island are already booked. Is there any other airline leaving from Chile (any city) to Easter ...
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What is the last days banks working in Chile in December?

What is the last day in December, when banks are open before holidays?
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Intern in USA, can I go to Chile?

I want to travel to Santiago, Chile before late September. My J-1 Visa expires at 31 Dec. I am from Greece. Can I just jump into a plane and go, or...?
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Car hire in Chile: cheaper to go with international or local companies?

I'll be visiting Chile for a few weeks in November and I'll be looking to hire a car for up to three days at a time, first in Punta Arenas and second in Santiago and possibly again in Puerto Montt. I'...
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Transport Calama <-> San Pedro de Atacama, Chile [closed]

What is the best (highest cost x benefit, lowest travel time) way to get from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama? I know there are some bus companies and another companies that offer private shuttle. ...
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Rent a car in South America [closed]

We are thinking of renting a car from Buenos Aires to drive to Santiago. Has anyone done this and are the roads, towns encounter safe ?
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Can I extend my Chile tourist visa?

I'm an Indian and my Chile tourist visa for 90 days is expiring on 25th June. Is there any way I can extend my tourist visa? If yes what are the requirements that I need to fulfill ? Or are there ...
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How to Pack for 4 Week Trek? [closed]

I apologize if this is too broad, but I am packing for a 4 week trip through South America. We will be trekking in Torres del Paine for 8-10 days and from Cusco to Macchu Picchu over 5 days. In ...
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Where is the Valparaiso bus station?

I'm traveling to Santiago via bus from Valparaiso, and need to get to the main bus station. Where is it? There seems to be a lot of conflicting information out there; searching for valparaiso bus ...
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Getting to the Casablanca wineries from Valparaiso without a car

I'm staying in Valparaiso and would love to visit some of the Casablanca wineries just down Ruta 68, however I don't have a car. Several sites, such as this one, mention that this is easy to do via ...
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Teaching English as a foreign language charities for south america

I haven't volunteered abroad before but I want to try and teach english as a foreign language in south america for 3 weeks (specifically Chile or Argentina). I have done the usual google search for a ...
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Food prices in Chile - particularly seafood

How much should I expect to pay for moderately nice meals. As in eating in a good restaurant, but not an exclusive one. Especially, how much are lobsters? I heard that seafood is cheap over there - ...
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Which ATMs offer no-fee cash withdrawals in Chile?

Which ATMs in Chile offer cash withdrawals without charging a fee? I am using a Visa Debit card. My bank will not charge me fees for withdrawals, but I am concerned that the ATM's bank might.
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Can I enter Chile just before my visa expires? Indian citizen

Chile tourist visa is issued on May 26th. It says "Duration of 30 days // To be used within 90 days of issue". Can I enter Chile on August 22nd (89th day) and stay for 2 weeks? I went to a Chilean ...
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Accommodation in Rancagua, Chile for less than 30 USD/night?

I'm looking for conventional (not Airbnb, couch surfing, etc) accommodation in the Chilean town of Rancagua, for one person, for under 30 USD per night. Who knows any?
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Best travel path from Buenos Aires to Aysen Region, Chile [closed]

I want to travel from Buenos Aires, Argentina to the Aysen Region in Chile, preferably to Cochrane Airport (LGR). Are there charter airlines going to that or the other airports nearby? Most routes ...
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How many km per day in on the road trip to patagonia? [closed]

I am planning an on the road trip renting a car from Cordoba, Argentina (where I live) to Ushuaia. Backing home by plane. I am not used to long distance trip by car (I am Italian). The whaol trip ...
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Chilean traveling to USA

I am a US citizen and my wife is Chilean. We live in Chile and we will be traveling to USA in June. Chile is part of the VWP. Our trip is for 45 days. during that time we will be traveling to ...
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Renting a car in Chile as US citizen?

What do I need to rent a car in Chile as US citizen while traveling there? Do I need just my license? If I only drive automatic in US, with basic knowledge of manual transmission, but not active use, ...
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Camping in Torres del Paine in May

Is it possible to do the W-trek in Torres del Paine from April 30 to May 4 (Camping. No refugio)? If the campsites are closed during that time, does this mean Camping is not possible at all or are ...
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Camping between Puerto Montt and Santiago in Chile?

In a couple of weeks we leave for a 3-weeks trip to Chile. For the first 10 days we'll stay in Punta Arenas and in the Torres del Paine national park. Then, we fly to Puerto Montt and have about 7 ...
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Do I need a Chilean identification number just to buy a bus ticket?

I'm trying to buy a bus ticket within Chile, from either Pullman or Tur bus. As far as I can tell, I need to have a rut to be able to buy a ticket. The order forms won't allow me to continue without ...
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Get to El Calafate from the end of the W-Trek (Torres del Paine)

I am wondering how to best get to El Calafate after having finished the W-Trek in Torres del Paine (at the West side, Laguna Amarga I guess). Is there a way to get to El Calafate directly (without ...
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Driving from El Calafate to Torres del Paine National Park and back?

I will be traveling to Patagonia in January with few friends and wanted to know if I could drive to Torres del Paine. Specifically, we were thinking of: Renting a car in El Calafate Driving to ...
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May UK and US citizens visit Santiago de Chile during a layover, without payment?

My colleague and I have a 12-hour layover in Santiago de Chile airport on our return from Argentina to the US via Chile. I am a UK citizen, my colleague is US. Can we leave the airport and go and ...
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Is there a bus running from Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile?

I am planning to travel down from La Paz (Bolivia) to Uyuni (Bolivia) by bus and do a 4 day tour to Salar de Uyuni and return back to Uyuni. At the end of the trip, I would like to catch a bus to San ...
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Buying air ticket to USA for foreign citizen

My girlfriend from Chile will be coming to USA in end of this year, and I want to take care of the ticket myself, by buying from Delta, for example (with or without using frequent flier points). What ...
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Overstaying a tourist visa in Chile, any other penalties despite a small fine?

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 ...
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Is there still reciprocity fee at Chile airport entry for US citizens? (after US Visa waiver)

After US Visa waiver program come into effect, do visitors from USA (US citizens) still have to pay reciprocity fee on entry in Santiago? I am planning to visit Chile in late July of this year.
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Is bringing tea from coca leaves to Europe illegal?

When travelling in Chile, tea from coca leaves was something you could buy at regular places. It is even sold as a preventive to altitude sickness in places like San Pedro de Atacama. After feeling ...
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Where can I exchange Chilean Pesos in Bangkok, Thailand?

Well, I've done it again. I forgot to change my currency before traveling, and now I'm stuck with a bunch of foreign currency that nobody seems to want! This time, I'm in Bangkok, and I've got a ...
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Where in Chile can I learn to dive with a hose (surface supplied diving)?

I don't really know how much of a learning curve there really is compared to diving with a tank. So, where in Chile can I experience to dive with a hose and an air compressor? Preferably within a safe ...