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by papageno
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Transferring money
Replies: 70
Views: 7550

Re: Transferring money

Four words: get qualified professional help. This is no game for amateurs.
by papageno
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Transferring money
Replies: 70
Views: 7550

Re: Transferring money

Clarification --- FBAR requirement kicks in when the SUM OF ALL foreign financial accounts exceeded even for a second anytime during the year a fraction of a cent over $10,000 USD. Has nothing to do with the KYC paperwork the banks do "on your behalf" or their "suspicious" reports when you do trans...
by papageno
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Transferring money
Replies: 70
Views: 7550

Re: Transferring money

Remember, it all starts with Schedule B which just asks the question if you have ANY financial account regardless of amount. Then, if you meet the $10,000 requirement you must file the separate FBAR online to FINCEN. Then there is FATCA if you fall within the requirements to file. Then there are th...
by papageno
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Chile Residency, Citizenship, tourism and Criminal records
Replies: 27
Views: 2833

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 co...
by papageno
Sun May 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Traveling South America using only cedula de identidad?
Replies: 30
Views: 4509

Re: Traveling South America using only cedula de identidad?

Hello, I have a US passport and an official argentine id document (DNI). When traveling from Argentina to any Mercosur country, I only need that DNI. But if I am traveling directly from the US, do I need a visa or process an Argentine passport?Or can I enter Brazil on my DNI, ... :? Thanks for help...
by papageno
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: LAN strike or something like that
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: LAN strike or something like that

767's on at least 3 of 4 legs, the other, LA 7901 (LIM--EZE) might be a 321.
by papageno
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: LAN strike or something like that
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: LAN strike or something like that

The strike affects mostly national flights but they have some silly software: my flight from Valdivia was cancelled and because of that they automatically cancelled my ticket for international flight. I was going to take a bus to Santiago for it... Ended up buying tickets from another company, also...
by papageno
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Transferring money
Replies: 70
Views: 7550

Re: Transferring money

Noticed some changes today on transferwise. The main one was $500 limit for Chile for daily transaction. I got a reply from the support: the $500/day limit is temporary, their Chilean bank has some technical difficulties. It's up to about $600 US now, with about a 2% fee. As of this week... Nice to...
by papageno
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Finding a (really) good optician
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Finding a (really) good optician

Does anyone know of an optician/lens grinding lab in Chile that is capable of grinding a 12 diopter astigmatism correction? (It's even becoming a problem here in the US). I'd hate for this to be the reason I end up stuck here (US). Additional eye surgery isn't really an alternative-- these corneas a...
by papageno
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: US cell phone use
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: US cell phone use

Any Verizon users out there?
by papageno
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 746
Views: 35122

Re: chile's migration crisis

Interesting list, but has it been cross-checked against visitation/tourism rates, drug-related murders, former citizens of said country (now US citizens) or their US-born descendants whacked while engaged in the local drug trade, etc.?
by papageno
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: today's rant...
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: today's rant...

Yes ,chile does continue to amaze... Re the very high heels - yes they are very bad for the health and, IMO, not very comfortable... Re the carabineras - I actually admire them for being turned "impeccable" It makes me think they take pride in their work. Latam girls as well.... (although they can ...