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The Chile eVisa, named E-Vistur, is an online visa system, expected to be implemented by the government of Chile in May 2020, which will allow eligible citizens to obtain travel authorization for short stays in Chile.
The Chilean government is implementing the online Chile visa to expedite the process of applying for a Chile tourist visa or a Chile business visa and eliminate the need to apply in person at an embassy or consulate.
The Chile visa online will first be available to citizens of Australia, replacing the previous visa on arrival system and reciprocity fee that Australian travelers were obliged to use to enter Chile.
An approved online Chile travel visa will be valid for a stay of up to 90 days in the country. It is also expected that eVisa holders will be able to extend the eVisa for an additional 90-day stay once in Chile.
Eligible citizens will be able to apply for an eVisa for Chile through the simple Chile visa application online.
It is expected that applicants will be able to complete the Chile visa application form in just a few minutes with basic personal, passport, and travel information, to receive an approved eVisa sent via email.
Those who wish to visit Chile for purposes and periods of stay not permitted with the Evisa should contact the nearest Chilean consulate or embassy for further information.
Before submitting an eVisa for Chile application, it is necessary for applicants to meet the Chile visa requirements.
Chile travel visa requirements state that applicants for the eVisa should have the following:
Applicants may also be required to have a valid credit or debit card to pay a fee for the online visa for Chile. However, Chile tourist visa requirements do not currently indicate whether or not a fee applies to the eVisa. This information will be published on this site once made available.
Chile entry requirements state that it is necessary to print a copy of the approved eVisa to present to board a flight to Chile, and to Chilean border officials upon arrival to gain entry to the country at Santiago International airport.
It has not yet been announced whether it will be possible to enter Chile with the eVisa at other points of entry in the country. This information will be published on this site once announced by the Chilean government.
Chile Visa FAQ
The eVisa for Chile is an upcoming electronic travel authorization that will allow eligible citizens to travel to Chile for business or tourism. It is due to be implemented by the government of Chile in May 2020.
The visa policy of Chile states that the Chile eVisa will first be available for citizens of Australia when launched in May 2020. Any further eligible nationalities will be published on this site once made available.
Once implemented, it will be possible to apply for an electronic visa for Chile though a simple online application form. It is expected that applicants will be able to complete the form in just a few minutes, to receive a copy of the approved eVisa sent by email.
In order to submit an eVisa application for Chile online, it is expected that applicants will be required to have the following:
It may also be necessary for applicants to provide valid credit or debit card details to pay a processing fee for the Chile visa online. However, the government of Chile has not yet announced whether or not a fee will be attached to the eVisa. This information will be published on this site once made available.
An approved online Chile travel visa will permit the holder to travel to Chile for a stay of up to 90 days for tourism or business.
Once the Chile eVisa system is implemented, eligible citizens will be able to submit a simple online application for a tourist or business visa from anywhere outside of Chile, to receive a copy of the approved travel authorization sent via email.
In order to obtain a visa for Chile for other purposes, such as a Chile work visa or student visa, it is necessary to contact a consulate or embassy of Chile for further information.
It has not yet been announced whether or not it will be necessary to pay an online Chile visa fee to obtain a travel authorization. The cost of the Chile visa online will be published on this site once available.
At the moment, Australian nationals are required to pay a fee of $117 upon arrival in Santiago airport.
It is expected that all travelers from eVisa-eligible countries will be required to have an individually approved electronic visa in order to travel to Chile, no matter their age.
It is expected that parents or legal guardians will be able to submit a separate eVisa application on behalf of each of their children, indicating that they are doing so on the online form.
The standard online Chile visa processing time has not yet been announced. This information will be published on this site once made available by the government of Chile.
It is expected that applicants will be able to check their Chile visa status through the updates and notifications sent to the current email address provided during the application process.
It has not yet been announced whether there will be an online Chile visa status check tool for the eVisa. This information will be published on this site once available.
It is expected that applicants will need to ensure that all of the information provided on the eVisa for Chile form is correct before submitting the online application. This is because even small errors in the details provided may result in a delay in processing the application or even the denial of the eVisa.
Yes, it is expected that applicants will be required to print a copy of the approved Chile tourist eVisa to present upon arrival in Chile, to gain access to the country.
eVisa-eligible citizens transiting through Chile for less than 8 hours and who do not intend to pass through immigration control, are not required to apply for a visa.
Travelers who wish to transit through Chile for longer periods of time will be required to apply for an online Chile transit visa to do so.
Yes, eVisa holders will be able to extend their travel authorization for an additional stay of up to 90 days while in Chile. To do so, it is necessary to visit an Extranjería Department office in Chile before the eVisa expires.