Chile Immigration Reform and the Spouse Visa

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Chile Immigration Reform and the Spouse Visa

Post by hokk1 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:02 am

I read on (link removed by admin) that "it will no longer be permitted to change the migration status while being in Chile." Does that mean a foreigner with link with a Chilean won't be able to apply for the Spouse visa within Chile?

On (link removed by admin), for example, they say that "you can no longer apply for [the Temporary Residence] visa in Chile."

But on https://www.extranjeria.gob .cl/media/2019/02/20.11.18-RequisitosVisaTemporariaPrimeraRM.pdf, it looks like the visa is meant to be applied for within Chile.

The documents to be presented are different too.

If the visa can be applied for within Chile, how long before the tourist card expires does the foreigner have to start the application? Once the application has been started, and before the final approval is granted, and the visa stamped on the passport, does the foreigner have to leave Chile once the tourist card expires? Or can s/he stay in Chile full time?

I'd appreciate your help!

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Re: Chile Immigration Reform and the Spouse Visa

Post by Jamers41 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:51 pm

There's always been talk about changing immigration law, including from the current administration, but until a law is actually approved and signed, it's just talk. The old law is still current. The admin here knows plenty about the topic.

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Re: Chile Immigration Reform and the Spouse Visa

Post by admin » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:29 pm

there is NO CHANGE TO THE LAW.

there is a law in Congress, if passed, has to be published, implemented, etc. even if it passed today, it is several years out from taking effect.

this has nothing to do with family visas. they are not going to change.

99% of everything published online about it, even by the administration, is simply wrong to intentionally misleading.
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Re: Chile Immigration Reform and the Spouse Visa

Post by admin » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:38 pm

FYI, one warning. don't think you meant to do it, but...

if you post one more link to another shady immigration site, I will ban your account.
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Re: Chile Immigration Reform and the Spouse Visa

Post by hokk1 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:25 pm

admin wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:38 pm
FYI, one warning. don't think you meant to do it, but...

if you post one more link to another shady immigration site, I will ban your account.
Thanks so much! My apologies.

So the Spouse visa is meant to be applied for within Chile?

When before the tourist card expires should the foreigner start the application? What if the tourist card expires while waiting for the final approval? Does the foreigner have to renew it? Or is it okay to stay in Chile with an expired tourist card as long as the application has been started?

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Re: Chile Immigration Reform and the Spouse Visa

Post by admin » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:39 pm

use the search function, all covered repeatedly on the forum for years. nothing has changed.
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