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Visa Requirements for Chilean Citizens

Visa requirements for Chilean citizens are a list of necessary documents established when Chilean citizens cross borders with foreign countries. Each country establishes in advance its own rules and regulations that apply to different nationalities visiting them. Chilean citizens can now travel abroad using four different types of entry. Most countries allow Chilean passport holders to enter without a visa, eliminating the need to apply for any type of visa. However, some documentation confirming the purpose of the visit may be necessary.
33 countries have implemented e-visa systems, with which Chilean citizens can apply online before their planned travel. Managing your visa online is extremely simple as the entire process can be completed in just a few minutes without having to leave home! There is also a type of visa that is provided after the application process upon arrival at the chosen destination, simply called visa on arrival. This type of visa eliminates the need to manage visas prior to departure. However, this often comes with long queues and the stress of getting a visa at the last minute.
 
Finally, 37 countries still require Chilean citizens to present a valid embassy visa upon arrival. Regular or traditional visas are the most difficult to obtain and can take up to several weeks to obtain. More information about each type of entry for Chilean citizens, specific visa requirements, and the list of countries for each type of entry can be found below.

Electronic visa

eVisa is an electronic alternative to the regular visa stamped on a traveler's passport.
The eVisa can be obtained entirely online after completing a quick 3-step application process. Most e-visa applications are approved within 72 hours and processed documents arrive at the traveler's email address.

List of countries offering an eVisa for Chilean citizens

  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Ivory Coast
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • USA
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
33 countries allow Chilean visitors to apply for visas online.
Visiting any of the destinations listed above must be done in advance by an eVisa application completed online. The issued electronic visa allows its holder to stay abroad for short periods of 14 to 120 days. The exact length of the maximum allowed stay depends on the country selected. With a chosen destination, a valid passport, a working email address, and access to any online payment methods, Chilean citizens can begin the e-Visa application process online. Most countries do not require any additional documents to be attached; so application only takes a few minutes!
The approved eVisa will then be sent to each applicant via email in PDF format and must be presented to customs officials upon arrival. Additionally, issued electronic visas generally allow travelers to enjoy all recreational, business and transit-related travel activities. This means that the eVisa allows you to go abroad for business but also as a relaxing getaway, a family reunion or simply a stopover during transit.

Visa on Arrival

A visa on arrival is a short-term travel permit (usually 30, 60, or 90 days) issued after arrival that can be used for leisure, business, or transit travel abroad.
VoA is processed at the border checkpoint and typically requires travelers to provide as many supporting documents as required.

List of countries that offer a Visa on Arrival for Chilean citizens

  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • The Maldives
  • The Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
36 countries allow Chilean passport holders to apply for a visa after arriving at the border. This avoids having to apply for a visa before your planned trip to any of the destinations listed above.
 
It should be noted that although it is possible to receive a VoA after arrival, this does not mean that all visa preparations can be skipped before departure. Travelers should always check if there are any documents they need to attach to their VoA application for successful approval and have them ready before departure. Then, upon arrival at their chosen destination, each traveler must fill out a VoA application form and ensure that all details provided are correct.
Completed application forms must be submitted along with necessary supporting documents (if any).
 
Sometimes border crossing officials may ask travelers to cover the cost of issuing a VoA, which can be requested in cash (usually in local currency).
After that, the applicant just needs to wait for approval. The main disadvantages of applying for a visa on arrival are the long queues once you arrive at your chosen destination and the uncertainty of traveling without preparation. However, this can be easily avoided by using an eVisa, which many VoA countries offer as an additional option for travelers. These destinations include Armenia, Bahrain, Benin, Cambodia, Iran, Guinea-Bissau, Laos, Madagascar, Zambia, Zimbabwe and others.

Embassy visa

An embassy visa is a traditional, regular visa that is typically stamped in a traveler's passport after completing a complex application process at an embassy or consulate.
This type of visa can be issued for short-term and long-term stays, including those related to work or study abroad.

List of countries that require Chilean citizens to present a valid Embassy visa upon arrival

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • The Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • The Republic of the Congo
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cuba
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Iraq
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Nauru
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Venezuela
  • Yemen
37 countries require visiting Chilean citizens to have a valid embassy visa upon arrival. When planning a trip from Chile to any of the destinations listed above, travelers must first apply for a regular visa at the embassy.
The first step in any visa application process is to check the requirements for the chosen visa type. After choosing the visa type of the embassy (the visa type must match the purpose of the visit), you must prepare the appropriate documents. Supporting documents can include a variety of documents, such as proof of hotel booking, sufficient travel funds, return tickets, family background, birth certificate, etc. The completed embassy visa application forms along with the required documents must then be submitted to the embassy or consulate for approval.
Additional steps, such as an in-person interview or paying a visa fee, may also be required.
 
It’s best to start applying for an embassy visa at least several weeks before your planned trip, or even months in some cases. The entire application process, including preparation and processing time, can take several weeks.

Visa-free countries

Currently, 100 countries grant visa exemption for Chilean citizens to enter.
Some welcome Chilean citizens based solely on their valid identification, others require a valid passport and some supporting documents.

List of visa-free countries for Chilean citizens

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • The Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guayana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • The Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • The Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam
Chilean citizens visiting the countries listed above do not require a visa. Additionally, some destinations specify that the only document required for entry is a valid ID.
The destinations to which Chilean citizens are allowed to travel based on their identification documents are those included in the Mercosur agreement, a South American trade bloc, also known as the Southern Common Market.
Chile, along with eight other countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), form the common market of Mercosur, allowing its citizens to stay in these destinations with documentation Valid identification in hand. Additionally, these countries allow their citizens to visit each territory even for the purpose of finding employment without needing a visa or providing additional documents beyond a valid identification document.
Common Market countries then allow citizens of participating destinations to easily manage permanent residence status. Other countries that offer visa-free entry to Chilean citizens require a passport that is valid and not expired for the duration of the intended trip. Additional supporting documentation may also be requested to help further confirm the purpose of the visit. These documents may include hotel reservations, return tickets or proof of sufficient funds. Visa-free countries allow all short-term stays related to leisure, business and transit. Going on vacation, visiting friends and family living abroad, traveling for business or simply stopping over while in transit to an onward destination is child’s play with visa-free travel.

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