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by scandinavian
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Getting a Chilean Driving License
Replies: 24
Views: 625

Re: Getting a Chilean Driving License

After that I had to move an object with a pencil in the end to follow a certain line or shape testing I have a steady hand and then some optical tests of looking through an eye piece into a thing that was like a telescope or binoculars with some letters in it. It was like a mini version of going to...
by scandinavian
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: chaos in PDI
Replies: 12
Views: 601

Re: chaos in PDI

Yep. I did it in Villarica last year. 5 minute tops. Impossible in Santiago
by scandinavian
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account
Replies: 78
Views: 2252

Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

I prefer Subaru - Had 2 so far and no problems at all. 5 year warranty / 100.000KM.
They tend to be a bit thirsty, so if you drive a lot, it might not be the best option.
by scandinavian
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account
Replies: 78
Views: 2252

Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

For whatever reason, they sometimes register them before selling - still completely new. Even if it is not registered, then you can normally still make some deals when it gets close to 1st of September. Without knowing it, then I guess it is related to bonuses / sales targets. I have in 2 cases been...
by scandinavian
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account
Replies: 78
Views: 2252

Re: Buying a car for 12mil without a bank account

If you can wait until a bit closer to 1st of September, then you should be able to negotiate a decent discount on a 2018 model (as cars sold after 1/9 are 2019) models. Need to look around a bit and find a dealer that has some models left that have already been registered. I still have not seen a fi...
by scandinavian
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Private schools
Replies: 34
Views: 1032

Re: Private schools

2 things to the OP: 1) If you decide to live in a "up-scale" municipality like Las Condes, Vitacura. La Reina, then the public schools tend to be better as well. I have heard quite positive things about the public shcools in Vitacura for example. Try to contact a few. 2) yes, the enrollment fee is r...
by scandinavian
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Private schools
Replies: 34
Views: 1032

Re: Private schools

You realise that the school year runs from March - December down here? If you expect to your son into a school from say July, then I think you will need to apply to all you can find and then take whatever place has an open spot. In order for us to help, you need to specify a bit more - You say Nido ...
by scandinavian
Fri May 18, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: USD bank account
Replies: 18
Views: 672

Re: USD bank account

Santander gives the best rates I have seen so far. Under 1% from Interbank rates. I am a client so they might be preferential, but still.
by scandinavian
Sat May 05, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: First Chilean job offer
Replies: 30
Views: 1998

Re: First Chilean job offer

If they are hiring you to set up an IT business and only offering 1.2, then I think they are low balling you. Unless there is equity involved...
by scandinavian
Thu May 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Santiago Vehicle Restrictions 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: Santiago Vehicle Restrictions 2018

I had not noticed the fact that it only applies within the Vespucio ring. I don't exactly how much of Santiago that covers, but almost all of the eastern municipalities (Las Condes, Vitacura, La Reina and lo Barnechea) are thus not affected - same goes for some of the biggest muni's like la Florida,...
by scandinavian
Wed May 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Chile Peso 2018, Starts at 605.50
Replies: 57
Views: 4286

Re: Chile Peso 2018, Starts at 605.50

Back up to 619... Interesting whether it continues to climb
by scandinavian
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: chile's migration crisis
Replies: 746
Views: 35120

Re: chile's migration crisis

How difficult can it be to change the agreement between Haiti and Chile to an agreement where Haitians need to apply for a visa at the Chilean embassy in Haiti and demonstrate reasons for visit, funds etc? That would slow the immigration to a dripple - If nothing else, then due to the fact that the...