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by Spudzilla
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Let me introduce myself and my travel plans in South America
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Let me introduce myself and my travel plans in South America

There are many posts regarding buying vehicles in this blog, you just have to keep trying different search phrases. I would caution you that a number of things have changed in the last few years, which make the process more difficult. Five years ago, it was quite easy to obtain a RUT. Now however yo...
by Spudzilla
Wed May 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Safe deposit box
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Safe deposit box

Well there is always the tried and true method of burying your valuables in mason jars.... of course where would you find mason jars!
by Spudzilla
Sat May 25, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Safe deposit box
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Safe deposit box

Do any banks in Chile rent safe deposit boxes?
by Spudzilla
Wed May 22, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Criminal records required for residency, 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3836

Re: Criminal records required for residency, 2017

I recently obtained an FBI background check from one of the channeler services. The last time I was in the states I was able to get my fingerprints taken from my local police department. You need to have the fingerprints on FBI cards (can be bought on amazon) 3 cards required. When it came time to g...
by Spudzilla
Mon May 20, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: How to Pay for a Car
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: How to Pay for a Car

The last vehicle I purchased was a new pickup truck through a dealer in Santiago. I made a payment to my credit card company, for the entire amount of the vehicle, in advance. I then charged it on my card. I did coordinate this in advance with the credit card company. You do get hit with fees, but i...
by Spudzilla
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: How can i check if i can leave chile or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 556

Re: How can i check if i can leave chile or not?

Ok I just passed through pdi at santiago airport. My cedula was expired since April 3. I produced a scanned copy of correos receipt for my application for permanencia, and was told that I needed the original receipt. I explained that my albogado filed the forms. I received some kind of lecture, but ...
by Spudzilla
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Getting a Chilean Driving License
Replies: 48
Views: 4099

Re: Getting a Chilean Driving License

Thank you AT46, Britkid, Scandinavian and Frozen North, your comments regarding the color vision tests have been helpful to me. It seems, oddly enough, that the tests may vary considerably. I had a friend who recently took the exam, and I asked him to pay attention to the test, specifically for colo...
by Spudzilla
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Getting a Chilean Driving License
Replies: 48
Views: 4099

Re: Getting a Chilean Driving License

After that I had to move an object with a pencil in the end to follow a certain line or shape testing I have a steady hand and then some optical tests of looking through an eye piece into a thing that was like a telescope or binoculars with some letters in it. It was like a mini version of going to...
by Spudzilla
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account
Replies: 91
Views: 7094

Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

Purchased a new Mahindra pickup truck 3 years ago , with credit card. Prepaid the balance, and collected the frequent flyer miles. Outside of being a little hard riding, I've had no problems. Holds up well in El Campo.
by Spudzilla
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Chile Residency, Citizenship, tourism and Criminal records
Replies: 28
Views: 6340

Re: Chile Residency, Citizenship, tourism and Criminal records

There are all sorts of FBI " channelers" on the internet that say it can take as little as 72 hours. Also private companies to process apostilles. It seems to me if it is important these things can be expedited. Also my understanding of the FBI background check shows all ARREST records, not just con...
by Spudzilla
Mon May 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Third party apostille services in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Third party apostille services in the US

It took me several trips to the Department of State in New York to get a document apostille. After obtaining the notary stamp on my document, I had to go to the county clerks office in the county that the notary was licensed, and get a document stating that the notary' s license was current. The fir...
by Spudzilla
Sat May 05, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Bringing archery equipment to Chile.
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Bringing archery equipment to Chile.

I was considering bringing my recurve bow with me to Chile. Has anyone had any experience in bringing a bow to Chile. Are the considered a restricted item? What about arrows? Field points, broadheads?