Chile: Decentralization of the Work Permit Decision-Making Process

Key Points 

  • Chile introduced a bill that will allow for more decisions to be made by regional government offices to reflect local needs  


The government of Chile’s newest bill aims to decentralize some of the country’s fiscal power to regional government offices. Under the bill, local governments will gain more autonomy in the issuance process of work permits and visa requirements. Further information on this process is expected to be published in the coming weeks.  

What are the Changes?  

The Chilean government will grant more autonomy to regional government offices in an effort to better reflect local needs. According to the government, these measures will allow regional government offices to make decisions about the use of their own resources and streamline the decision-making process.  

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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