Our passport must be in good condition and valid for the period of your stay. You do not need a visa for a tourist or business stay of 90 days or less (tourist passports only). Upon arrival, you will receive a Tourist Card for up to 90 days, which you can extend for another 90-day period by paying $100 USD at the Chilean Immigration Officeand which you must return upon departure. Failure to return this card may delay your departure from Chile. If lost or stolen, you must replace the card at an International Police Office or at the airport before leaving. You will face a fine if you remain longer than allowed, and you will not be able to leave Chile until the fine is paid. If applicable, pay the fine before your departure by going to the Chilean Immigration Office or you may face significant delays.
Travel on Diplomatic or Official Passports: U.S. citizens traveling to or through Chile on diplomatic or official passports are required to obtain a visa before travel.
Entry / Exit Requirements for Dual Nationals: Dual nationals must enter and exit Chile using their Chilean passports, and they must enter and exit the United States using their U.S. passports.
Entry / Exit Requirements for Minors (under 18): Parents traveling with a minor must show evidence of their relationship to the child when entering or departing the country. Carry an original apostilled birth certificate.
Minors in Chile must submit a notarized authorization from any non-traveling parent(s), a notarized photocopy of the authorization, and an apostilled birth certificate at the time of departure. The notarization can be done by a local notary public or at the Chilean Embassy or a Chilean Consulate. If a U.S. notary executes the authorization, it will have to be apostilled to be valid in Chile. This is a lengthy process and should be commenced well in advance of travel.
The Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides more information on entry and exit requirements for children.
Visit the Embassy of Chile website for the most current visa information.