I am English & my boyfriend is French, we both live and work in Spain. My boyfriend's employer has offered him a new position starting next year and it is based in Santiago. We would like to move to Chile together or not at all, so this morning we visited the Chilean consulate in Madrid to ask for some advice on what my options are regarding a visa.
We were told that I have 2 options:
1)get married/a civil union for a 'worker dependent visa' which would be valid for the duration of his work visa
2) find a Chilean company to employ me and obtain a work visa of my own.
The second option is not possible, I already have a full time position in a company where I have worked for 8 years now. My job is based in Spain, I pay taxes in Spain, I have Spanish residency, but my employer is happy for me to work remotely from any country in the world (the role is completely internet based).
So.... we are thinking of applying for 'Pareja de hecho'/civil union in Spain and opting for the worker dependent visa. I have read that, with this visa, the dependent cannot work. I am right in thinking that this simply means I cannot be employed in Chile by a Chilean company but I can continue to work and earn money in Spain ?
Any advice on this would be appreciated, or if there is an easier procedure than what we are considering, please do let me know !!
Thanks in advance
However, your situation does not seem a difficult one compared to many.
One comment I would make is that you cannot believe anything a Chilean consulate tells you, I have learned this the hard way.
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