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by chesswolf
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Paying for property/moving funds into Chile
Replies: 25
Views: 1754

Re: Paying for property/moving funds into Chile

Let me insert that it's at BanChile, not Banco de Chile. They often have offices inside the Banco de Chile locations (or Banco Edwards locations) but they are a separate entity. And yes, you want Fondos Mutuos. That's how I brought large amounts of money to purchase my home. I gave them a ton of pap...
by chesswolf
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Waiting for permanencia response - updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 4058

Re: Waiting for permanencia response - updates?

You should make an appointment with extranjeria to extend your vigencia for another 6 months https://reservahora.extranjeria.gob.cl/inicio.action Thanks for the tip! Looks like I can only schedule an appointment for this current week and this current week is all booked (no surprise). Am I missing s...
by chesswolf
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Waiting for permanencia response - updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 4058

Re: Waiting for permanencia response - updates?

So I logged on to post my question and it goes hand in hand with this one. I applied for my definitiva in February. In April I received the letter with instructions for paying. I also paid in April. I am still waiting for the application to be processed and either rejected or hopefully approved. The...
by chesswolf
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Buying a car with an expired carnet
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: Buying a car with an expired carnet

You are in the exact same situation as me! I'm told that an expired cédula should prevent you from purchasing anything with a loan, but that it shouldn't keep you from paying cash and registering the car to your name. I haven't had the courage to test the "shouldn't" in that statement though. If you...
by chesswolf
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: A New Member's 1st Post (But Not My Last)
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: A New Member's 1st Post (But Not My Last)

Hey there, My wife and I (and two young children) are US citizens and live just outside of Conce in San Pedro de la Paz. If we can help you figure anything out, please let me know. We love the service from Movistar for cell phones. Seems to be great coverage at a decent price. After being one month ...
by chesswolf
Mon May 21, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: New Guy From Florida
Replies: 25
Views: 1717

Re: New Guy From Florida

And as a small expat community would you have given preference to a gringo trained builder, with a resume of work, for your own projects? Personally, no. I need someone familiar with the materials available here as well as the demands of the environment. In short, if you try to build Gringo style h...
by chesswolf
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Starting a Church (or Opening a Branch) in Chile
Replies: 25
Views: 1474

Re: Starting a Church (or Opening a Branch) in Chile

I'm no expert, but I am aware that you will have to register your congregation to get a personalidad jurídica before you can take advantage of any tax breaks. I don't know the requirements to get the personalidad jurídica but I've heard you have to have 30-40 members. What you describe doing sounds ...
by chesswolf
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: When can I apply for Permanent Residency?
Replies: 1
Views: 444

When can I apply for Permanent Residency?

I promise I searched for this info and couldn't find it asked elsewhere. Sorry if I missed it. I thought you have to live on your temporaria for 9 months before applying for definitiva, right? Would that mean I can't mail the application in until the 1st day of the 10th month? Or does the rule read ...
by chesswolf
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Extranjeria Meltdown in Concepcion
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Extranjeria Meltdown in Concepcion

1. Maybe 75% seemed to have haitian type characteristics. Most looked to be in their 30s. But there were definitely some Europeans as well, some parents with kids, and some that looked old enough to be grandparents. 2. Admin, from what I gather, the definitiva takes about 9 months to process. During...
by chesswolf
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Extranjeria Meltdown in Concepcion
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Extranjeria Meltdown in Concepcion

Our 1st temporary visas are about to expire in like two months so I wanted to get a head start on renewing for the second year. I went into town today (we live outside of Conce) and the extranjeria office is being remodeled so it temporarily moved nearby. There was a mass of 50 people at the door. I...
by chesswolf
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: DataChile.io – public country data, visualized
Replies: 26
Views: 2294

Re: DataChile.io – public country data, visualized

Awesome data! Thanks for sharing
by chesswolf
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Visas and accommodation HELP PLEASEEEEEE
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Visas and accommodation HELP PLEASEEEEEE

1. You can rent with your passport as soon as you get here. I'm told you can somehow sign a lease through an agent, but I don't recommend it. We used an airbnb rental for two weeks and then got a 6 month rental during those two weeks. Signed the papers using our passport. 2. You can apply for tempor...