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Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby gregf » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:10 pm

Quick Q for those in the know. Mailed out my visa app last week, making plans to leave country end of Sept for a month. I know if they mail back the paper work that it is in process i have no trouble, but if it doesn't get here by then I'll be leaving about 2 weeks over my 3 month visa deadline. Any alternative things I can show in immigration incase I dont get the mail in time?
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby gregf » Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:11 pm

Also does anyone need anything from the US of A? Legal and smaller-sized goods would be best :alien:
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby gregf » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:36 am

No advice on this?? The seven margaritas that I drank tell me that someone is holding out on me! :alien:
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby carica » Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:46 pm

If you don't get it in the mail, I would go to your local Extranjería office and ask them if they can give you an official paper saying that it's being processed. If they can't help you, the Policia Internacional would be your next best bet.


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ChileClic is the government website about legal processes..
http://www.chileclic.gob.cl/1542/proper ... 33346.html
If you don't want to go in person to the Extranjería, just click on whatever visa you're applying for and then email them where it says "Consultas sobre este trámite." No guarantees that it's 100% correct but they are prompt and have always answered me when I was asking about the status of my permanent residency application (when the actual Extranjería website STILL has that I'm "en tramite" 4 months after it being approved.)
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby gregf » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:37 pm

Just to follow up on this, sharing what I found out.

You can leave the country when it is in process and you haven't received the mailing that notifies you it is official in process IF YOU HAVE NOT OVERSTAYED YOU TOURIST VISA!!

If you, like me, have overstayed that while waiting for the application to be processed you must WAIT until you get the letter from them saying essentially that they received your application and are thinking about it.

I assume i can still leave the country but I'd pay a fine (overstaying the tourist visa) and mess up my app process.

In any case, the 2x1 promo died the day before I went to buy tickets. Went from $1400 to $2600 to fly two people to NY direct.

Not going home to visit now :?

Sure another promo will come along.. anyway, take note those of you in the predicament.
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby longjonsilver » Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:16 pm

air canada offers a flight from santiago to toronto and on to montreal for 749$C (according to travelocitydotca) curiously enuf its the same fare to toronto - go figure - but is not valid around christmas time and the new year
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby Gloria » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:22 pm

longjonsilver wrote:air canada offers a flight from santiago to toronto and on to montreal for 749$C (according to travelocitydotca) curiously enuf its the same fare to toronto - go figure - but is not valid around christmas time and the new year
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I have no idea when you'll be coming back to be concern with regard to your visa.The red tape takes so long that I'm sure you'll be paying some type of fine so I wouldn't lose sleep over it.As longsilver states, sometimes we overlook what Air Canada offers.When coming to Chile from Rochester NY we found the best deal available at that time with Air Canada.We had to detour a little but it was worth it.
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby admin » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:54 pm

Do you still have the receipt from when you mailed the application? The international police will normally accept that if you explain you are waiting for the super duper slow immigration processors in Santiago to acknowledge they got it. They are use to it. They have to deal with the same bureaucrats. Now, hopefully your date you mailed it and the date your tourist visa expired are in sink and no one does the math if it is not.
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby nybred1968 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:21 pm

Gloria wrote:
longjonsilver wrote:As longsilver states, sometimes we overlook what Air Canada offers.When coming to Chile from Rochester NY we found the best deal available at that time with Air Canada.We had to detour a little but it was worth it.


I'm curious Gloria, you lived in the Rochester area? Not my hometown, but pretty darn close.

I had hoped to fly home to visit family and friends before heading to Pennsylvania to work and Air Canada did have the best fare / schedule combination into Rochester. I think only Avianca was cheaper, but I can't do a 10 hour layover in JFK with the dog. (I know, me and my dog... But I am planning on 6 months in the US and if he finds a nice Chilena while I'm gone-she ain't getting my dog too :shock: )
But, now I have to skip a visit home and go right to Harrisburg, but I'm hoping to drive "home" to visit before coming back to Chile next year.
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby Gloria » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:31 pm

nybred1968 wrote:
Gloria wrote:
longjonsilver wrote:As longsilver states, sometimes we overlook what Air Canada offers.When coming to Chile from Rochester NY we found the best deal available at that time with Air Canada.We had to detour a little but it was worth it.


I'm curious Gloria, you lived in the Rochester area? Not my hometown, but pretty darn close.

I had hoped to fly home to visit family and friends before heading to Pennsylvania to work and Air Canada did have the best fare / schedule combination into Rochester. I think only Avianca was cheaper, but I can't do a 10 hour layover in JFK with the dog. (I know, me and my dog... But I am planning on 6 months in the US and if he finds a nice Chilena while I'm gone-she ain't getting my dog too :shock: )
But, now I have to skip a visit home and go right to Harrisburg, but I'm hoping to drive "home" to visit before coming back to Chile next year.

Originally I lived in southern New Jersey ( 45 mins from Atlantic City) for many years, then few years back I lived in Rochester and now in Chile :alien: Air Canada is the best!
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby nybred1968 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:36 pm

Gloria wrote:
nybred1968 wrote:
Gloria wrote:
longjonsilver wrote:As longsilver states, sometimes we overlook what Air Canada offers.When coming to Chile from Rochester NY we found the best deal available at that time with Air Canada.We had to detour a little but it was worth it.


I'm curious Gloria, you lived in the Rochester area? Not my hometown, but pretty darn close.

I had hoped to fly home to visit family and friends before heading to Pennsylvania to work and Air Canada did have the best fare / schedule combination into Rochester. I think only Avianca was cheaper, but I can't do a 10 hour layover in JFK with the dog. (I know, me and my dog... But I am planning on 6 months in the US and if he finds a nice Chilena while I'm gone-she ain't getting my dog too :shock: )
But, now I have to skip a visit home and go right to Harrisburg, but I'm hoping to drive "home" to visit before coming back to Chile next year.

Originally I lived in southern New Jersey ( 45 mins from Atlantic City) for many years, then few years back I lived in Rochester and now in Chile :alien: Air Canada is the best!


My family is all in the Canandaigua area, but I spent a fair amount of time in Rochester. I spent a few winters in Cherry Hill at Garden State Park and one of my favorite summers ("92) was spent working at Atlantic City Race Track :D Spent a lot of time with a wild, long haired boy from Mays Landing :wink: I have a certain fondness for NJ :mrgreen:
When I first started looking last month to fly home, Air Canada had an embargo on flying dogs until after September 16 (As did a couple other airlines.) Avianca would have flown the dog, but I had 2 flight changes and 2 ridiculous layover times flying into Rochester. So, I put it off until this month and have to go right to work. I'm leaving next week flying Avianca into JFK and my employer is driving in from Harrisburg to pick me up there. (Yeah-she really misses me.)
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Re: Leaving Chile before Visa in process..

Postby Gloria » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:16 pm

nybred1968 wrote:
Gloria wrote:
nybred1968 wrote:
Gloria wrote:
longjonsilver wrote:As longsilver states, sometimes we overlook what Air Canada offers.When coming to Chile from Rochester NY we found the best deal available at that time with Air Canada.We had to detour a little but it was worth it.


I'm curious Gloria, you lived in the Rochester area? Not my hometown, but pretty darn close.

I had hoped to fly home to visit family and friends before heading to Pennsylvania to work and Air Canada did have the best fare / schedule combination into Rochester. I think only Avianca was cheaper, but I can't do a 10 hour layover in JFK with the dog. (I know, me and my dog... But I am planning on 6 months in the US and if he finds a nice Chilena while I'm gone-she ain't getting my dog too :shock: )
But, now I have to skip a visit home and go right to Harrisburg, but I'm hoping to drive "home" to visit before coming back to Chile next year.

Originally I lived in southern New Jersey ( 45 mins from Atlantic City) for many years, then few years back I lived in Rochester and now in Chile :alien: Air Canada is the best!


My family is all in the Canandaigua area, but I spent a fair amount of time in Rochester. I spent a few winters in Cherry Hill at Garden State Park and one of my favorite summers ("92) was spent working at Atlantic City Race Track :D Spent a lot of time with a wild, long haired boy from Mays Landing :wink: I have a certain fondness for NJ :mrgreen:
When I first started looking last month to fly home, Air Canada had an embargo on flying dogs until after September 16 (As did a couple other airlines.) Avianca would have flown the dog, but I had 2 flight changes and 2 ridiculous layover times flying into Rochester. So, I put it off until this month and have to go right to work. I'm leaving next week flying Avianca into JFK and my employer is driving in from Harrisburg to pick me up there. (Yeah-she really misses me.)


Well, well, well....what a small world.I was close to all the areas you mentioned and a stone away from Mays Landing NJ. I wish you a wonderful trip back to the States together with your 4 legged friend. I'm staying put right here and although I have deep roots in US, I have no intentions of going back. :alien:
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