Immigration to Chile will be getting harder. Get ready!!!!

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Re: Immigration to Chile will be getting harder. Get ready!!

Post by snobrd4life » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:02 pm

from page 21
- Nacionalidad: El proceso migratorio de un extranjero culmina con la nacionalización del inmigrante, que da cuenta de la incorporación plena del extranjero al país.
En virtud de este proyecto, podrá otorgarse a quienes hayan vivido 3 años como residentes definitivos. Esto mantiene el criterio vigente que exige 5 años de residencia continuada.
So the 5 year rule now means that the 2 years on temp and 3 years of PD are enough to apply for the citizenship as opposed to the 5 years of PD before?
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Post by wiscondinavian » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:22 pm

snobrd4life wrote:from page 21
- Nacionalidad: El proceso migratorio de un extranjero culmina con la nacionalización del inmigrante, que da cuenta de la incorporación plena del extranjero al país.
En virtud de este proyecto, podrá otorgarse a quienes hayan vivido 3 años como residentes definitivos. Esto mantiene el criterio vigente que exige 5 años de residencia continuada.
So the 5 year rule now means that the 2 years on temp and 3 years of PD are enough to apply for the citizenship as opposed to the 5 years of PD before?
I thought it was 5 years of continued residence (temporary and permanent), not 5 years of PD.


As I understand it, before this things get passed: I was here on a student visa for 6 months in 2010. Then here for another 6 months in 2010 on a tourist visa. I applied for temporary residency in 2012. My 5 years starts from the moment I got my temporary residency visa in 2012, not from when my PD starts this year 2013.

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Post by ny_andino » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:29 pm

wiscondinavian wrote: I thought it was 5 years of continued residence (temporary and permanent), not 5 years of PD.
you're right - per existing regulations, for Chilean nationality 5 yrs of (uninterrupted) residence start on the day you obtained your initial visa termporaria/sujeta a contrato (if processing was done via Extranjeria in Chile) or entered the country (if your initial temp/work visa was issued by a Chilean consulate)

So, under the current rules, one of the following possible scenarios could make you qualified to apply:
(A) 1yr temporaria + 4yrs PD (QUALIFY)
(B) 1yr temporaria + 1yr temporaria + 3yrs PD (QUALIFY)
(C) 1yr sujeta contrato + 1yr temporaria + 3yrs PD (QUALIFY)
(D) 2yrs sujeta contrato + 3yrs PD (QUALIFY)
(E) 2yrs sujeta contrato + 2yrs sujeta contrato + 1yr PD (QUALIFY)

Scenario (E) under new proposed rules would NOT QUALIFY one to apply for nationality, as it would require Min. 3 YRS PD

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Post by nwdiver » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:13 pm

I have asked for the new rules for Canadian professionals to get visas, when I get the info I'll post it, I have been told their may be a 6 month snowbird visa as part of the package.
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Post by JFT » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:11 pm

Interesting news for those who are married to Chileans. If you're interested in citizenship you can apply after two years of living in Chile if you've been married two years.

Artículo 76.- Nacionalización calificada. También podrán solicitar la nacionalización aquellos Residentes definitivos que acrediten dos años de residencia continuada en el territorio nacional y que tengan alguno de los siguientes vínculos con la República de Chile:

a) Los que tengan la calidad de cónyuge de chileno, a lo menos durante dos años y cuyo matrimonio se encuentre inscrito en Chile, siempre que en el mismo periodo se cumpla lo dispuesto en el artículo 133 del Código Civil;

b) Los parientes de chilenos por consanguineidad hasta el segundo grado inclusive y los adoptados por chilenos; y,

c) El hijo cuyo padre o madre, habiendo sido chileno, haya perdido la nacionalidad chilena con anterioridad al nacimiento de aquél.


Anyone know if this new reworking of the immigration system is likely to be passed/implemented soon? Just curious.

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Post by admin » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:44 pm

We are looking at it. Until my wife has a chance to crunch the fine details we are not going to comment on it. That would just create a whole lot of confusion with the current laws. I ask everyone also to clearly mark your posts that this related to the new proposed law. New users will half read it in google and panick with all kinds of silly questions.

The good news, It looks like they did listen to a lot of our comments, but again lot of work to do before it can be unpacked and see what this will mean in practice. For instance they seem to have included a right to transfer money for new immigrants in to chile. But will that translate in to bank accounts for none residents or new immigrants?

So that is why we are going to take our time with this one.

We might also put in some calls to reps and senatures we know take a tempurture as to how it might be dealt with in congress. This is only the start.
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Post by bow26 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:41 pm

Hi all,

Has anyone seen anything about timeframes for the ley de extranjeria?

Thanks

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Post by ny_andino » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:21 pm

bow26 wrote:Hi all,
Has anyone seen anything about timeframes for the ley de extranjeria?
Thanks
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For legislative purposes, urgency can be "urgencia discusion inmediata", "urgencia suma", "urgencia simple".
The new Ley de Migracion y Extranjeria is categorized, among other projects, as "urgencia simple", whatever that means.

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Re: Immigration to Chile will be getting harder. Get ready!!

Post by admin » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:07 pm

We have sent an introductory letter to the committee in charge of the law on behalf of ourselves as Spencer Global, and the members at allchile.net. It is not slated to be on the agenda for a while, but the letter was officially excepted to the committee so we can get in on the legislative portion of the process.

hang on, there will be a dedicated thread on this topic, and a lot more info.
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Post by bow26 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:51 pm

Thanks both for your replies and your posts on the forum in general, all been extremely useful. I will keep eyes peeled for more info in due course!!

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Post by fkoev » Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:47 pm

Anyone know if the proposed law (or some variation thereof) was ever passed?

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Post by admin » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:36 pm

It is stalled in committee and expected to go nowhere for a very long time.
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