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by Eric
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Can I enter on a one way ticket?
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

Re: Can I enter on a one way ticket?

My son and his fiancee arrived in Chile this March with one-way tickets on Air Canada with no problems.
by Eric
Thu May 30, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Changes in Visa procedures
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Changes in Visa procedures

I take your advice seriously. I understand bureaucrats. The goal is not to prove the righteousness of your cause, but to get them to do what you need to accomplish by letting them think that they are doing you a favor. My PD is still in process -- 8 months and counting and I don't want to disturb it...
by Eric
Wed May 29, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Changes in Visa procedures
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Changes in Visa procedures

I went to the Gobernacion in Castro with my son and his wife to help them apply for a residencia temporaria. He got there at 5 a.m. to get a place in line. He was 11th. His turn came at 12:30, a half hour before closing. The funcionario rejected his proof of bank funds because the statements weren't...
by Eric
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: ENTEL Prepower
Replies: 0
Views: 1383

ENTEL Prepower

I use ENTEL prepago which suits my limited phone needs. But my WiMax internet service has been down hard for 2 days and I needed some data. I discovered Entel's Prepower which is unlimited minutes and data. One day costs only $890. 7 days for $5.290. It's about the same cost as their unlimited plan....
by Eric
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Transferring money
Replies: 99
Views: 17725

Re: Transferring money

Banchile doesn't have a branch in the Banco de Chile in my city. What type of service does Santander have with their mutual fund accounts? Is it comparable to Banchile? Does anyone have experience with Santander?
by Eric
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Work Visa Expires Soon, Awaiting Temporary Visa
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: Work Visa Expires Soon, Awaiting Temporary Visa

I filed for permanencia September 12 and my envelope was opened yesterday! So your trámite shouldn't be too far behind. My wife had to make a trip out of the country while it was pending. PDI did not accept her mail receipt and gave her a tourist visa when she entered. So far that has not affected h...
by Eric
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Work Visa Expires Soon, Awaiting Temporary Visa
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: Work Visa Expires Soon, Awaiting Temporary Visa

I filed for permanencia September 12 and my envelope was opened yesterday! So your trámite shouldn't be too far behind. My wife had to make a trip out of the country while it was pending. PDI did not accept her mail receipt and gave her a tourist visa when she entered. So far that has not affected h...
by Eric
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile's Place in Latin America
Replies: 429
Views: 29740

Re: Chile's Place in Latin America

I have been looking for a property to build a house in Chiloé. The prices have spiked in the last 5 years. I asked one of the better realtors I've dealt with about it. (The bar is pretty low.) He said that the main force behind the price increase is the opening of the airport in Castro. Most of his ...
by Eric
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...
Replies: 29
Views: 3802

Re: It's The Bridge To Chiloe Again...

I live in Chiloé and am looking forward to the bridge. It will cut travel time by at least 45 mins. I have friends who know people who have died in an ambulance on the ferry on the way to Puerto Montt.
by Eric
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Waiting for permanencia response - updates?
Replies: 12
Views: 4535

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: 11
Views: 1352

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: 9
Views: 1723

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...