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importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:45 pm
by marchukav
Hello everybody

can someone advise - can I import container with the personal stuff without any temporary or permanent residence in Chile? Just having my foreign passport?

Thanks in advance

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:21 pm
by admin
yea, but you have to pay the tax.

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:14 pm
by marchukav
admin wrote:yea, but you have to pay the tax.
thanks a lot

and one more question please - this exemption of usd5000 is valid for owners of visa definitiva also? or only visa temporada min 1 year?

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:41 pm
by admin
Gloria wrote:
marchukav wrote:
admin wrote:yea, but you have to pay the tax.
thanks a lot

and one more question please - this exemption of usd5000 is valid for owners of visa definitiva also? or only visa temporada min 1 year?
Only for Chilean citizens.
temporary residency.

There is another import benfit for citizens that are out of the country for more than two years and are returning.

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:40 am
by admin
Gloria wrote:"A los chilenos que retornan y que han estado en el
extranjero por más de 6 meses, pero menos de 1 año, se
les permite importar hasta US$ 500.- FOB de enseres de
casa usados, además de sus efectos personales.

- A los chilenos que retornan y que han estado en
el extranjero más de 1 año y menos de 5 años, se les
permite importar hasta US$ 3.000.- FOB de enseres de
casa y/o útiles de trabajo usados, además de sus efectos
personales.

- A los chilenos que retornan y que han estado en el
extranjero más de 5 años, se les permite importar hasta
US$ 5.000.- FOB de enseres de casa y/o útiles de trabajo
usados, además de sus efectos personales."

http://www.chilesomostodos.gov.cl/wp/wp ... dicion.pdf
We are talking about new residents, one time imports. Not citizen imports.

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:00 pm
by HybridAmbassador
I remember reading somewhere back in 2011, that in order to take benefit of $5k one time exemption, you have to apply for your temp residency for Chile before your cargo arriving to one of Chilean ports? admin, care to elaborate on this issue?

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:07 am
by marchukav
after talking to several customs agents, tax agents and customs itself I can say that exemption of 5k works only and only for holders of visa temporaria valid for minimum one year.
It means if you have visa definitiva, visa temporaria below 1 year, foreign passport, any kind of visa "en tramite" or any other except visa temporaria above one year - you can not get 5k tax exemption. I am not talking about chilean residents - its not my case

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:38 pm
by Enzo
Would the tax exemption apply to incoming residents with "Visa Subjeto Contracto"? We are getting our shipping logistics in order, though I am still waiting for my visa to be processed.

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:32 pm
by admin
You must have your temp visa to use the benfit.

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:07 pm
by Enzo
Does anyone know how much tax we are talking about anyway? Do they go by a percentage of what is claimed on the shipping list?

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:47 pm
by nwdiver
Enzo wrote:Does anyone know how much tax we are talking about anyway? Do they go by a percentage of what is claimed on the shipping list?

It varies from IVA on used value to an accessed Lux tax which is much higher (this is on their experts valuation), I found it evened out as a table and 8 chairs I valued at $1000 USD, they accessed at $250 dollars at IVA rates, both were out as the accessor didn't know who Stickley was ;) ......... $4500 in used hand tools, I valued at $1500, assessed for $2000 by them and I paid IVA rates, get a good agent....... I brought in a full 40 foot container several years ago, no electronics at al seems to be the key, a 65 inch tv, computers and stereos tend to raise red flags, household furniture and a couple of appliances seem to be much easier.........

Re: importing container using foreign passport

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:08 pm
by sduranc
Hello!

I'm not from Chile. I'm just trying to ship regularly to Chile. I opened an e-commerce business (not in Chile, but shipping to Chile only). Do you know by any chance if I need a RUT number for my items to be delivered to Chile? Can I just use any other identification number, like a passport number?