Immigration Reform 2017...aka Show me the money!

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Immigration Reform 2017...aka Show me the money!

Post by mem » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:28 pm

Pretty shocking changes in immigration reform...apparently Bachelet has already signed off and Pinera is already a supporter so it is likely to become law.

Some highlights
Interrupted residence time has been reduced from 183 days to 120 days.

For visa overstays of 1 to 180 days, the fine will oscillate between 1300 USD and 25000 USD peer to article 100. If you overstay more than 180 days, you will face a fine of 25000 USD to 51500 USD

After 3 years of permanent residency, you can apply for citizenship. However, the period is shortened to 2 years for those who have a Chilean spouse and/or children.
https://www.bizlatinhub.com/2017-chile- ... aw-reform/

Gee I wonder what is driving these reforms? I can't imagine.../end sarcasm

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Re: Immigration Reform 2017...aka Show me the money!

Post by Gloria » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:56 pm

Thank you for the link. I wonder if it also will apply to Haitians.
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Re: Immigration Reform 2017...aka Show me the money!

Post by Space Cat » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:11 am

Fighting unwanted applicants with bureaucratic limbo:
If the applicant does not have enough funds to support himself and his family, does not have reliable work, has been out of Chile for a long time or has violated legislation, then the term for approval of permanent residency can be extended for up to 48 months. (art. 70)
If you have committed a medium gravity crime, your application for Chilean citizenship may be pushed by 5 years. If it’s a serious crime your application will be postponed to 10 years.

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Re: Immigration Reform 2017...aka Show me the money!

Post by Rhodolite » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:24 pm

According to the article in bizlatinhub, "You will lose your permanent residency if you are out of Chile for more than 2 years (art. 74)." Is that an extension of time from the current rule?

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Re: Immigration Reform 2017...aka Show me the money!

Post by dmwbmw2 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:28 pm

Seems to be an extension from oven two years. The important question is whether you can extend, for how long each time and how many times.

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Re: Immigration Reform 2017...aka Show me the money!

Post by dmwbmw2 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:28 pm

Seems to be an extension from one to two years. The important question is whether you can extend, for how long each time and how many times.

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Re: Immigration Reform 2017...aka Show me the money!

Post by admin » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:59 pm

mem wrote:Pretty shocking changes in immigration reform...apparently Bachelet has already signed off and Pinera is already a supporter so it is likely to become law.

Some highlights
Interrupted residence time has been reduced from 183 days to 120 days.

For visa overstays of 1 to 180 days, the fine will oscillate between 1300 USD and 25000 USD peer to article 100. If you overstay more than 180 days, you will face a fine of 25000 USD to 51500 USD

After 3 years of permanent residency, you can apply for citizenship. However, the period is shortened to 2 years for those who have a Chilean spouse and/or children.
https://www.bizlatinhub.com/2017-chile- ... aw-reform/

Gee I wonder what is driving these reforms? I can't imagine.../end sarcasm
I have not had time to go over that article in detail, but until someone shows me the actuel change to the proposed legistlation (from congress), i'm calling that fake news. Nothing in my quick scan even remotly squares with the current status of the legistlation i last seen, other than they seem to have gotten the name of the country right.
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Re: Immigration Reform 2017...aka Show me the money!

Post by admin » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:07 pm

Guys dont panick (or panick, depending on your point of view).

The df.cl had an article the other day. Something like 250 laws sent to congress by bachelet administration and pending. Something like 4 have a chance in hell of being passed (i.e. they are in the late stages of the legisivlative process) before the next election. The immigration bill went straight to the dead letter department.
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