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by tiagoabner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Looking for a place to rent Valpo/Viña/Quilpué/Villa Alemana/Limache
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Looking for a place to rent Valpo/Viña/Quilpué/Villa Alemana/Limache

I have never seen an electric shower in Chile (in Brazil yes, not here). Ah, electric showers. The only ones I saw in Chile were in a Brazilian couple's house. They bought the damn things from Brazil because they were "missing that tingling sensation when they took their showers". :D Unless you spe...
by tiagoabner
Mon May 14, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Moving soon to Chile - what foods can be brought
Replies: 15
Views: 714

Re: Moving soon to Chile - what foods can be brought

Small, "reasonable for personal" consumption is usually allowed in your personal luggage for vacuum sealed products, specially if there are no seeds, fruits or non-processed milk and meat involved. It can be tricky to get it through on a container, though. Fun fact: my wife once traveled to Chile wi...
by tiagoabner
Mon May 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Posting Laptop to Chile
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Posting Laptop to Chile

Get it sent through DHL or FedEx if it's time sensitive, you don't want an expensive laptop to be handled by Correos de Chile. They have their own customs agents and they handle customs clearance on your behalf. Customs taxes plus IVA are on you, and the shipping companies can and will charge extras...
by tiagoabner
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Has anyone here used Viabox to ship from U.S. to Chile?
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Has anyone here used Viabox to ship from U.S. to Chile?

I have used them previously to ship some items to Santiago and I had a good experience. Everything arrived in a good condition and it took about a week to be delivered. Make sure that you use their calculator to check the shipping fees beforehand, their prices are based on the size and weight of the...
by tiagoabner
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Temporary visa for financiers question
Replies: 35
Views: 936

Re: Temporary visa for financiers question

You know, the problem with the approach you're describing is the "apply for the Visa after you arrive" part. Portugal isn't Chile. The D2 Visa is meant to be applied for at a Portuguese embassy outside of Portugal, as stated clearly at all Portuguese embassy websites. I'm quoting the sources that h...
by tiagoabner
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Temporary visa for financiers question
Replies: 35
Views: 936

Re: Temporary visa for financiers question

So I went and read practical experiences of moving to Portugal as a self-employed. You need to arrive to the country, register a sole proprietorship on site, apply for a visa ("based on articles 88 and 89")and then stay illegally for 1.5-2 years because Portuguese immigration department is incredib...
by tiagoabner
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Temporary visa for financiers question
Replies: 35
Views: 936

Re: Temporary visa for financiers question

i'm already though that it might be reasonable to give up on Chile and move to Portugal instead, if there is really just no visa suitable for us :D If you don't mind: which route are you going to use for Portugal? I have a self-employed friend who'd like to move there but stuck in Poland because it...
by tiagoabner
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Rent out or sell half of duplex
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Rent out or sell half of duplex

I'm sorry for your loss. The best course of action depends on multiple variables, such as: - Does she have other properties? - Is she going to continue to live on Chile? - You mentioned she's bedridden. Are she currently suffering from a medical condition that would involve high medical costs and/or...
by tiagoabner
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: ATM fee
Replies: 624
Views: 66561

Re: ATM fee

Tested on Scotiabank earier today with my Brazilian Banco do Brasil Mastercard and with my UK Barclays Debit Mastercard. Both were charged no fees. It certainly is a Mastercard thing, but it will probably continue to be a mistery unless we get someone that works on their billing system to discuss it...
by tiagoabner
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: ATM fee
Replies: 624
Views: 66561

Re: ATM fee

I have the impression that this may be related to how the ATM is setup. There's a Banco Estado close by at Ekono Bellavista that doesn't accept any kind of foreign card, including debit and credit. It's close to here and it's right next to a hostel, so I often see gringos trying to use it to no avail.
by tiagoabner
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: ATM fee
Replies: 624
Views: 66561

Re: ATM fee

Yep, mine connects to the Cirrus network and it's connected to my US bank account as a debit card. I've also tested at Scotiabank with my Brazilian Mastercard credit card and I wasn't charged fees. I hope that helps.
by tiagoabner
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: ATM fee
Replies: 624
Views: 66561

Re: ATM fee

Curiously, both Bice and ScotiaBank charge no fees for my card (Mastercard, from an US bank). Of course, it seems things are not consistent. YMMV.