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by Huelshoff
Wed May 22, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Criminal records required for residency, 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3736

Re: Criminal records required for residency, 2017

Yes, and they are pretty good about that. I received a pdf copy of the report in a few days, with the printed copy following. Did have to send in the prints, though. My impression was that an apostille takes longer.
by Huelshoff
Wed May 22, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Criminal records required for residency, 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3736

Re: Criminal records required for residency, 2017

Yes, I have the temporary residency. I don't know if the rules are different for permanent residency. Yet the consulate paperwork did not specify that the background check had to be apostilled, and dis specify that FBI was sufficient--a check in each US state that one has lived in was not required. ...
by Huelshoff
Tue May 21, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Criminal records required for residency, 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3736

Re: Criminal records required for residency, 2017

A FBI report without apostille worked for me to get a temporary residency visa. Picked it up yesterday in Houston.
by Huelshoff
Thu May 16, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile

Just an update: We registered our marriage in Santiago a couple of weeks ago, and filed an application for a temporary residency visa online using that form eeuunikkeiexpat linked to above. The form is not well structured and the English version has some pretty odd translations (apparently if you ap...
by Huelshoff
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile

Keep in mind that coming to Chile is like entering the "twilight zone". Many things don't make any sense. I'll be happy to trade Twilight Zone experiences with you. I've been in and out of Chile regularly for the past 25 plus years...and I'm still retiring there. So nothing should surprise you by n...
by Huelshoff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile

Keep in mind that coming to Chile is like entering the "twilight zone". Many things don't make any sense. I'll be happy to trade Twilight Zone experiences with you. I've been in and out of Chile regularly for the past 25 plus years...and I'm still retiring there. So nothing should surprise you by n...
by Huelshoff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile

Gloria wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:19 pm
Keep in mind that coming to Chile is like entering the "twilight zone". Many things don't make any sense.
I'll be happy to trade Twilight Zone experiences with you. I've been in and out of Chile regularly for the past 25 plus years...and I'm still retiring there.
by Huelshoff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile

Procrastinating IS the Chilean way, no question about it! Your wife could've made this an easier transition but she didn't. The easiest solution to your immigration issue would be to get an appointment with a Registro Civil of your choice and get remarried and then continue with the process. [/quot...
by Huelshoff
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile

Huelshoff-Is your marriage registered in Chile with the registro civil? This could possibly cause the process to be longer. My wife and I registered our marriage two years ago which basically shows we have been married in Chile since the time we were married in the states. I would imagine that the ...
by Huelshoff
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile

The consulate in Houston sent me a link to this form, along with a list of conditions for applying for a visa based on marriage. The list was generated by the consulate, and stated that the application must be initiated by the Chilean spouse--which is inconsistent with the questions on the form above.
by Huelshoff
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile

I just contacted the Chilean consulate in Houston, and they gave me a turn-around time of six months and told me that my Chilean wife had to initiate the application. Their paperwork also said it would take 2-3 weeks, but gave me the six month timeline in a subsequent email. Which consulate did you ...
by Huelshoff
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile
Replies: 38
Views: 1014

Re: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile

I am retiring and moving to Chile in July. My (Chilean) wife was at a meeting at the US Embassy in Santiago earlier this week. She spoke with representatives from the Chilean immigration ministry. They told her quite forcefully that changes to the immigration law set to be in force "in the second qu...