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by Huelshoff
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: What would you tell a Chilean Senator about the new immigration law?
Replies: 17
Views: 718

Re: What would you tell a Chilean Senator about the new immigration law?

Having just completed the process (applied for and received visa abroad, picked up my carnet on Wednesday), I'd say that the biggest problem I faced was inconsistent information and the obscurity of the process. As many have noted, the consulates abroad are not well and consistently informed about t...
by Huelshoff
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 337
Views: 22985

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

Thanks. As for the transition, well, its going. As you know better than me, everything takes a week longer, or maybe two, than it should. Lost my cell service two weeks ago after Movistar screwed up the registration of my sim card, and they still can't get it straight....
by Huelshoff
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings
Replies: 337
Views: 22985

Re: Chile Wealth, Inequality, and International rankings

The story of the Pinochet years is complicated. As the data above indicates, there was a sharp increase in income inequality during the period of the dictatorship, but there was a lot of income inequality before the Allende years too. Chilean economist Ricardo Ffrench-Davis wrote in about 1990 what ...
by Huelshoff
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Chilean government Immigration "appointment" system
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Chilean government Immigration "appointment" system

The first message in this thread indicates that the appointment system is nationwide. I just went through it here in Santiago. It took about three weeks to get the email informing me of the appointment date. The email was sent very late on Thursday, with the appointment scheduled for the following W...
by Huelshoff
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Chilean government Immigration "appointment" system
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Chilean government Immigration "appointment" system

The PDI, to register my visa.
by Huelshoff
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Chilean government Immigration "appointment" system
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Chilean government Immigration "appointment" system

An update: late last night I received an email from the PDI with an appointment date. That is 15 days since I put myself on the waiting list. The appointment is for the middle of next week.
by Huelshoff
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: USA Citizen Married To a Chilean Wanting to Move to Chile
Replies: 41
Views: 1567

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

Good to hear that it worked out. I’ve been in country since the 15th of July. A word to the wise: register for an appointment on the PDI web page as soon as you arrive. You have to register your visa with them in 30 days of arrival. If you are as unlucky as I am you will be put on a waiting list for...
by Huelshoff
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Chilean government Immigration "appointment" system
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Chilean government Immigration "appointment" system

I am on that waiting list. I arrived with a temporary residency visa in hand on the 15th of July, went to the PDI office the next day (Wednesday, after the holiday on the 16th), and was told that I had to register online for an appointment. Couldn't even get in the door--there was a guy outside bloc...
by Huelshoff
Wed May 22, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Criminal records required for residency, 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4030

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: 4030

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: 4030

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: 41
Views: 1567

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...