admin wrote: Mon Feb 15, 2016
I still would tell everyone that is planning to do anything in 2016 in Chile, to go through the old document legalization process until well in to 2017 (at the very least).
By 2017, we will have a much better handle on just how widely accepted the apostille is in Chile on the ground, day to day, practical level. Let me put it this way. If you have the debate about apostille vs. old legalization process, it means the document was too important to risk on having it rejected (contracts, immigration, etc).
http://www.allchile.net/chileforum/view ... 24#p161887
More obscure beucratic processes or offices mught still not gotten the memo, but immigration should know it by now all over the country.
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I've noticed both my Secretary of State and the US Department of State offer "authentication" services, apparently only for documents originating at the state and federal levels, respectively. In light of Chile becoming a signatory to the Hague Convention, I assume these are substitutes for 'apostilles." Do I really need these services? And for which documents?
Many of the articles I've read on this subject contradict each other and I haven't been able to find a definitive source for either the process or the
Here's what I have done or am in the process of doing so far:
Notarized copies of marriage and divorce certificates
Notarized copies of will and powers of attorney
Notarized copies of bank statements (Oct., Nov. & Dec.)
Notarized statement of pension income
Notarized statements of investment funds
Notarized copy of State Architect's license
Notarized copy of "National" Architect's license (NCARB)
Letter from my doctor attesting to my current state of health
Reservation for temporary residence in La Serena
Copies of all passport pages
Waiting for copy of medical records going back 2 years
Waiting for notarized copies of birth certificate
International driver's license
Cover letter explaining why I want to live in Chile
To be obtained upon arrival in Chile:
2 x 3 cm photos
Full medical records or just a letter from my doctor?
3 years of tax returns?
Most of the items in the first list above have already been translated into Spanish by someone I trust.
Any information on these matters would be greatly appreciated.
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