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by Eric
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Waiting for permanencia response - updates?
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Waiting for permanencia response - updates?

You can check the status of your solicitud on the extranjería website using your mailing confirmation code. I'm in the same situation. My temporary visa expired and they haven't sent a confirmation letter yet. I'm not worried about it because I mailed the solicitud before my visa expired. Don't beli...
by Eric
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Leaving country while temporary visa in process
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: Leaving country while temporary visa in process

Last year I traveled out of the country while my temporary residency visa was en tramite. A couple of weeks before my flight I still had not received word about my status, so I went to the extraneria. He told me my application had been approved and that he should be receiving the paperwork a week af...
by Eric
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: US cell phone use
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: US cell phone use

I have a Google Voice number that people in the US can call. I also use it to call US phone numbers. It works great with no charge. You just need to have WiFi or data. When I first arrived in Chile, I was using Google Project Fi which worked on arrival. I didn't have buy a SIM. I think cell calls we...
by Eric
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Chileans travelling on non Chilean passport
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Chileans travelling on non Chilean passport

My daughter was born in Chile. 10 years ago she traveled out of Chile on her Chilean passport. We returned to Chile last year. Her Chilean passport had expired, so she entered with her US passport with no problem. Once in the country, we got her carnet and passport renewed. It's much easier to do in...
by Eric
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Legalizing Documents
Replies: 36
Views: 7776

Re: Legalizing Documents

Hello everyone, I am in Chile and am applying for residency again. We lost our permanencias because we've been out of the country for 8 years. The man at the local Gobernacion told me that I needed my kids' birth certificates legalized by the Chilean consulate in Chicago. (I don't require needing th...
by Eric
Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Opening a bank account
Replies: 24
Views: 17287

Savings accounts

I opened a savings account (cuenta ahorro) at BancoEstado with my temporary visa and my bad spanish, no questions asked. I haven't tried getting an ATM card yet. That's the next task.