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by paladin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: New rules or the same old
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: New rules or the same old

lost gringo... things have certainly changed from a few years ago, when I needed a replacement, as I recall wandering in, waiting for perhaps 15 minutes and out again with it in my hand. Why you should even need it is beyond my comprehension, but then so are many of the govt requirements.
by paladin
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: New rules or the same old
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: New rules or the same old

I renewed mine last year, and had to produce the original cert. If you dont have it, you need to get a copy.
by paladin
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: New rules or the same old
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: New rules or the same old


Unfortunately you still have to go and join the dreaded line at PDI to get the certificado de vigencia. It’s totally illogical, but then so are many of the bureaucratic requirements here.
by paladin
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Should I bring pounds in cash from the UK to Chile?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Should I bring pounds in cash from the UK to Chile?

Mr Duck, I cant see any mention of Lloyds in any of the reports on Revolut. I did read about the problem they had with unpaid staff and various other accusations that wouldnt be expected of a reputable bank. I dont like the names of the owners/founders, nor their backgrounds and although it does hav...
by paladin
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Passport and visa info
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: Passport and visa info

For some years now, you cant renew a UK passport in a consulate. It has to be done online and you have to pay for it to be couriered back to you. They will not send it by mail. This change was made as a result of finding various consulates around the world who were accepting bribes to issue passport...
by paladin
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Getting PDI Certificate from different city.
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Getting PDI Certificate from different city.

I had the same problem last year so went to Talca. The PDI man wasnt too happy and said I needed to get it in the city where I lived. I explained that this was not a requirement mentioned on the govt webpage, and he begrudgingly gave it to me.
by paladin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: Should I bring pounds in cash from the UK to Chile?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Should I bring pounds in cash from the UK to Chile?

I would suggest you follow the rates for a while and see what movement there is. I do think that the holiday seasons make a difference, and for those going from Chile to the UK, they are in the unfortunate situation of having a currency ( Peso) which is useless outside of South America. So if they w...
by paladin
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Any recommendation for a traumatólogo in Santiago?
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Any recommendation for a traumatólogo in Santiago?

You can give Jorge Cardona a call. He is Colombian but during his career, has worked in the US so must speak English. My wife is presently with him for arthritis problems with her shoulder and knees, which he is treating via stem cells. She sees him at Inbiormed.cl in Av Manquehue but if you google ...
by paladin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Online Service Taxation
Replies: 19
Views: 673

Re: Online Service Taxation

I dont know the mechanics of it, but Australia recently started taxing all imports, even the low value ones that were previously not taxed. When I buy say from ebay in the US and have the item shipped to Aussie, ebay charge me the tax and somehow hand it over. I think the same is now happening with ...
by paladin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: UK national marrying a Chilean in Chile
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: UK national marrying a Chilean in Chile

It’s some years since I did the same thing, and all I had was my passport. Just check with registro civil, as they are the ones that will be performing the marriage.
by paladin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Prefabricated Houses
Replies: 14
Views: 665

Re: Prefabricated Houses

Gloria, I think your ideas on the quality of Chinese products is out of date now. It’s not easy to find stuff that’s not made in China, and they certainly arent worse than those of other countries, if you take into account their prices.
by paladin
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Furniture
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Furniture

I forgot to mention that you can also advertise on this site. If you put some photos on, maybe I’ll be interested in something myself.