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thisisreallycomplicated
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appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:54 pm

How important is it to have an appointment at Registro Civil to renew your ID? Do they usually process your stuff at the time of your appointment? My only experience with government appointments here, is with extranjeria in Coquimbo or La Serena (can't remember which) when I got my permanent residency. And it didn't really seem to matter if you had an appointment. But that was a long time ago, and this is a different thing. So I'm wondering if you make an appointment, are you still going to have to wait in line for a really long time (hours, which seem like days)? I realize it could be different, depending on which Registro Civil you go to. But anything would help. Thanks.
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Re: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID

Post by dmwbmw2 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:11 am

Totally depends on where you are. My wife went in to registro civil in Concepcion on Oct 11 to renew carnet with no appointment, took a number and was served two minutes later. Five minutes and a few thousand pesos later they said it would be ready in 3 weeks and would be posted on the website when ready. She had previously picked up her certificate of viajes and that her visa was valid from PDI. This also was without appointment but this took an hour in a line.

Then Oct 18 happened so 3 weeks was out the window, but it was ready in 5 weeks and it was posted on the website tracking app. when ready for pickup.

So in this case the system worked great.

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Re: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:56 pm

Thanks. So it sounds like an appointment isn't necessary, and probably doesn't matter if the line is short. It probably wouldn't hurt to have one though, in case it speeds things up when they're busier. I've only been to Registro Civil in La Serena a few times, and the lines were always long.
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Re: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID

Post by jehturner » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:30 pm

You want an appointment in La Serena, otherwise it can take hours (at least it did before the appointments). I've found that if you get there at the scheduled time, they call you within about 10 minutes, but you have to keep an eye on the board or you can miss your slot...

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Re: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID

Post by paladin » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:03 pm

I found the reservation system worked fine in Lo Barnechea. It’s getting the PDI cert that’s the real bastard.

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Re: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:43 pm

jehturner wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:30 pm
You want an appointment in La Serena, otherwise it can take hours (at least it did before the appointments). I've found that if you get there at the scheduled time, they call you within about 10 minutes, but you have to keep an eye on the board or you can miss your slot...
Ok, now I'll definitely make an appointment. I've never seen a short line there. It's always been out the door, and down that (not sure what it's called) outdoor hallway. And it never seemed to move very fast.
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Re: appointments at Registro Civil to renew ID

Post by thisisreallycomplicated » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:51 pm

paladin wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:03 pm
I found the reservation system worked fine in Lo Barnechea. It’s getting the PDI cert that’s the real bastard.
I don't remember PDI in La Serena being that bad. I had to wait a while the couple times I was there, but at least they had a bathroom I could use. I hope it hasn't changed.
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