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by chesswolf
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Problem with ATM Card
Replies: 11
Views: 363

Re: Problem with ATM Card

The BE limit is 800k (as far as I know) but only because the machine can only spit out 40 bills at a time. That's why you think the limit is now 400k when the machine only spits out 10k bills. I always withdraw the max (generally 600-640k because my US limit is 1k USD). If the ATM tells me the amoun...
by chesswolf
Tue May 07, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Guide to validating education for a driving license
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: Guide to validating education for a driving license

Did they give your route options to choose from for the driving test? Drive whichever you think is más fácil a couple of times para familiarize yourself with all the traffic signs. In my case it was very easy. When the examiner got in my car he didn't put on the safety belt automatically so I had t...
by chesswolf
Thu May 02, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: Guide to validating education for a driving license
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: Guide to validating education for a driving license

I just took the education test a few days ago and let me encourage anyone who can read a children's book in Spanish and has a decent dose of logical reasoning to take the test now. Stop fretting and take it. The reading part was what I would consider 4th or 5th grade level. The math was math (you ne...
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: 26
Views: 2122

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: 4343

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: 4343

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: 861

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: 1267

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: 1943

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: 1572

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: 486

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: 704

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...