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by thisisreallycomplicated
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 36
Views: 439

Re: Argentina power outage

forbes reported a while back that Argentina needed more than 350 billion dollars just to catch up on maintenance of their infrastructure. The terrifying thing about that is, argentina has nuclear power plants. Chernobyl anyone? Good think we have nuclear shield: the Andes. Think i will stay upwind ...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: AFP "certificate" to file with your US tax return as an expat
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: AFP "certificate" to file with your US tax return as an expat

I think you're asking about a Certificate of Coverage (form CHI/USA 4). The instructions are in this pdf: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10175.pdf You can try asking online here: https://www.spensiones.cl/apps/consultasWEB/formConsulta.php If you were self-employed in Chile, when AFP's weren't requi...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu May 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 70
Views: 2166

Re: Climate changing in Chile

So today the sun was shining, and there were hardly any clouds at all. But it was raining in my yard.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Wed May 29, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 70
Views: 2166

Re: Climate changing in Chile

So the supposed front that was supposed to deliver 30 mm of rain to Santiago , the first real rain of the year, dissapeared and only a few drops fell. This is becoming a trend now, supposedly going to be a wet winter? If it continues like this Santiago could be heading for their driest year ever, w...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Fri May 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Renewing your cédula de identidad if you have permanent residence.
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: Renewing your cédula de identidad if you have permanent residence.

Pdi database has your entry and exits. Thanks, that makes sense PDI database has been wrong twice in my experience, once not having the evidence of a trip I needed to avoid losing my residence, which they only found after I presented the stamp from an expired passport I had almost thrown out. Anoth...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Fri May 24, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Renewing your cédula de identidad if you have permanent residence.
Replies: 13
Views: 1105

Re: Renewing your cédula de identidad if you have permanent residence.

What do you need to do to prove you were in Chile at least 1 day each year you've been a permanent resident?
by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu May 16, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17429

Re: Housing market situation

This seems like a good thread to ask this question... Do Chileans tend to borrow a lot on their home equity? I cannot give you a solid statistic on this, but based on people I know in low, medium, and high income levels, my answer is yes for both low and medium levels. As soon as they have access t...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu May 16, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Housing market situation
Replies: 299
Views: 17429

Re: Housing market situation

This seems like a good thread to ask this question... Do Chileans tend to borrow a lot on their home equity?
by thisisreallycomplicated
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: car accident with israeli and Uruguay licences?
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: car accident with israeli and Uruguay licences?

I've had 2 Chileans tell me I don't even need a license. I wouldn't risk driving without one though.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: car accident with israeli and Uruguay licences?
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: car accident with israeli and Uruguay licences?

I think my unexpired Michigan license was ok to drive with, when I first got here. But I don't know for sure, or if anything's changed since then.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Isapre Prices
Replies: 24
Views: 673

Re: Isapre Prices

Space Cat wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:43 am
[*] eliminate the discrimination by gender (now women pay 200% or more of men's costs)
Does that mean we'll get male maternity benefits, just like obamacare?
by thisisreallycomplicated
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Isapre Prices
Replies: 24
Views: 673

Re: Isapre Prices

By the way, this year independent workers (honorarios) can opt-out for "cobertura parcial": in this mode SII charges only 5% of AFP and ISAPRE/FONASA contributions. It will grow each year for 10 years until it will reach 100%. I noticed that my AFP costs were a lot lower this year. I was hoping it ...