Chile: Amendments to Immigration Law 

March 10, 2022 Jessie Butchley

Key Points 

  • Amendments made to the immigration laws in Chile  


On 12 Feb. 2022 and 4 March 2022, the government of Chile published an amendment to the country’s entrance, stay and exit laws and made updates to its transitory permanent permit. Under the amendment, the government introduced a new entity responsible for immigration matters within the country, known as the National Immigration Service. The Service will be responsible for carrying out the country's immigration policies, outlining the terms of entrance, stay, and exit for foreign nationals in Chile and more.  

The government also modified the structure of entrance and residence permits for the country. Under this change, foreign nationals holding transitory permanent permits will no longer be permitted to change their immigration status from tourist to resident.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Chile published amendments to its immigration laws and policies. These amendments impact the terms of entrance and stay for foreign nationals entering the country and establish a new government entity for managing immigration matters.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Chile’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

About the Author

Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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