For NON-CANADIAN passport holders, document checklist can be requested directly through our visa specialists.
NOTE: Visa-free stay period may depend on your citizenship.
NOTE: Visa requirements may vary for holders of diplomatic passports.
Entry requirements for CANADIAN passport holders:
- Canadians must present a passport to visit Chile, which must be valid for the duration of the trip. Prior to traveling, ask your transportation company about its requirements related to passport validity, which may be more stringent than the country's entry rules.
- Tourist visa: not required
- Business visa: not required
- Student visa: required
- Work visa: required
- Although most Canadians do not need a visa to visit Chile, all tourists are issued a tourist card—valid for a maximum period of up to 90 days—upon arrival. You must retain this document and present it to immigration officers prior to departure from the country; failure to do so may result in delays.
- An extension of stay for another 90 days can be requested at the Chilean immigration office in Santiago or at one of their offices located at the provincial government (Gobernación Provincial) in the province where you are staying. The extension must be applied for at least one month before the current tourist card’s expiration date. If you have stayed in Chile for longer than the allowed period, you will not be allowed to leave the country until you have paid a fine at the Chilean immigration office.
- Canadian citizens of Chilean origin should be aware that Chilean legislation may deem them to be Chilean citizens and as such, Chilean authorities may require dual nationals to enter and exit Chile using Chilean passports.
- If you plan to go abroad, you should purchase the best travel insurance you can afford before you leave Canada. Your travel insurance should include health, life and disability coverage that will help you avoid large expenses, such as the cost of hospitalization or medical treatment outside Canada. If you are flying, being insured for flight cancellation, trip interruption, lost luggage and document replacement will save you from major disruptions and additional costs. If you are traveling by car, make sure you have driver and vehicle coverage in case you have an accident abroad.
- Chile has strict requirements for the entry and exit of persons under the age of 18, including special documentation. Parents of children traveling alone or with one parent are strongly encouraged to contact the nearest Chilean embassy or consulate before departure to ensure that the latest entry and exit requirements, which may change without notice, are met.
- Visitors are required to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.