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by bones
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: ATM fee
Replies: 650
Views: 76341

Re: ATM fee

Anyhow, about the Schwab account (Charles Schwab I'm 'assuming'?) - how satisfied are you with their service? I've been very happy with mine. I go to the ATM 2-3 times a month so over a year I save around $200 per year on ATM fees. The other thing I like is being able to do international wires onli...
by bones
Thu May 30, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Criminal records required for residency, 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3823

Re: Criminal records required for residency, 2017

Can this be done at the US Embassy? Or do I need to find some company in the US to do it and send it physically to me in Chile? There are companies in the US that do it. I sent you a PM with some that I have found. I'm waiting for my results from the FBI. The apostille service I am using can print ...
by bones
Wed May 22, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Criminal records required for residency, 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3823

Re: Criminal records required for residency, 2017

I think your biggest problem will be in obtaining the fingerprints. I seem to recall that you cannot use fingerprints from outside the US. Maybe the US embassy in Santiago? Already checked the embassy. They don't do it there but recommend a couple of places where you can. My main worry is getting e...
by bones
Wed May 22, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Criminal records required for residency, 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3823

Re: Criminal records required for residency, 2017

Yes it does say about it needing to be apostilled! Yes, I see it now on the form itself. Didn't see it on any of the lists for required documentation though. Also, I wonder if you could get it done through the state police or sheriff rather than FBI. Last time I looked the process is 13 weeks. I'm ...
by bones
Tue May 21, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Criminal records required for residency, 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 3823

Re: Criminal records required for residency, 2017

When researching what documentation I needed to gather for my permanencia definitiva on the extranjeria site, I came across this: Importante: Desde el 1° de mayo de 2019 es obligatorio la presentación del Certificado de Antecedentes Penales y/o Judiciales del país de origen para todas las nacionalid...
by bones
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Chile: second run
Replies: 76
Views: 2344

Re: Chile: second run

but I heard some reports of non-resident foreigners signing up for an Isapre on an expired visa, so I wonder if anyone here has heard anything about this.
Before I had temp residency and a RUT, Colmena assigned me a "RUT Provisorio" so we could get a plan.
by bones
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Anyone in/around Concepcion?
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Anyone in/around Concepcion?

Hi all. We just moved to the Conce area and would love to meet up with other folks.

Family of 4, daughter and son are 7 and 3, respectively. I'm looking for cycling/hiking buddies as well.

Feel free to PM.
by bones
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: buying bus ticket online without RUT
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: buying bus ticket online without RUT

Not sure about Los Libertadores, but I know you could buy online from TurBus a few years ago by using your passport number. Then you had to claim your ticket once you got to the terminal.
by bones
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Private schools
Replies: 34
Views: 2194

Re: Private schools

I think short-term a good subvencionado or more economical private school might be an OK option. Subvencionados are the same thing as the hybrid public/private option that some others had mentioned here. Our daughter is in one where we live, mostly because of the fact that it's one of the only place...
by bones
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Private schools
Replies: 34
Views: 2194

Re: Private schools

I am a little concerned with the religiousness of schools in public schools, and would like to find a school where religion isn't forced on children. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Yes, they teach it to them but they're not indoctrinating them. Also, an English or bilingual school would probab...
by bones
Wed May 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Getting a Driver's License
Replies: 109
Views: 25419

Re: Getting a Driver's License

I would be curious to know, for those who actually did get their education documents validated, exactly what you had to do, both in your country of origin and Chile. I am from the US, state of Maryland, if that helps any. Here's my situation: The next octavo basico test where I live wouldn't be unti...
by bones
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Is this parcela a fair deal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Is this parcela a fair deal?

For what it's worth - my wife and I went and saw some properties not too far from that area just south of Curanipe. Just the 500-1000 m2 lots there were being listed from anywhere between 9,000,000 up to 23,000,000 depending on location and whether they already had water/electric. All were accessibl...