In quite a simplified explanation, our country has three different type of institutions: Permits, Visas and Nationality. Each has their own requirements, privileges and obligations. To obtain detailed information of each, please go to the “People” page.
It’s a permit, granted by the “Foreign and Migratory Chilean department”, to reside and realize certain activities in our country. It’s granted for different reasons, such as investment, family link with chilean citizen, work contract with Chilean company, Visa Mercosur, among others.
It’s a permit, granted by the “Foreign and Migratory Chilean department”, to reside for five years in the country, and to develop any activity not forbidden by the law. To obtain it, you must have previously applied for and been granted a temporary residence permit.
Be older than 18 years, or 14 if authorized by parents or legal guardians. Have been a resident in Chile for 5 years. Have already being granted a “Definitive residence permit” Haven’t been condemned or processed by a criminal activity or felony. Proof of economic and financial solvency.