New Contribution System for Self-Employed Workers

As of February 2019, a new law for independent workers is in force, which modifies the norms of compulsory incorporation to the social security for workers who issue professional services invoices, establishing a gradual mechanism for the payment of contributions and access to pension and health benefits. This law has been in force since [...]

Immigration Bill Update

The bill, presented in 2013 by the executive, was approved by the Chilean Chamber of Deputies on January 16 of this year and sent to the Senate for its second constitutional procedure. The initiative proposes an update to the regulations currently in force on the subject, dating from 1975, regulating the entry, stay, residence and [...]

Municipal Patents in Chile

First we need to ask, what is a Municipal Patent? It’s a necessary permission to carry out any commercial activity that needs a permanent location. It’s granted by the municipality where the activity is carried out or the business is located. If our interest is to have a clothing store, we need to have [...]

Supreme Court Comments on the Migration Law Draft

On May 20th of 2013, president Sebastián Piñera introduced a migration bill with the purpose of replacing the current regulation about the matter, which dates from 1975. A few months later that same year, the congress ordered the Supreme Court of Justice to issue a report with their opinions in the matter, especially about articles [...]

Amount of foreign workers allowed to work in Chilean companies

When addressing the role of foreigners in the Chilean workforce, we find the main belief that all companies have a limit of foreign workers who can work within it. It’s important to clarify that the current chilean legislation on the matter, when regulating the number of foreign workers who can serve the same employer, indicates that 85% [...]

National and International Orientation Visa or Residence Permit

As a part of the new migratory legislation directed to provide a safe, coordinated and regular migration, on Wednesday, August 1st the government incorporated two new visas to the temporary visa system for foreigners that migrate to our country in order to enroll on postgraduate courses, and for foreign graduated scholars from selected universities. These [...]

New chilean Migration Law

A few months ago the Chilean president, Sebastián Piñera, announced a series of modifications to the new migration bill which will create a secure and standardized new migration procedure which includes the modification of the current migration policy along with the creation of new visa types. The fundamental issues that President Piñera referred to, are [...]

Retiring in Chile

It is well known that Chile is the leading country in Latin America in terms of political and economic stability, however the country is much more than that. Each year, Chile is awarded as the "country to visit" by various renowned publications. Without going any further, Lonely Planet places Chile first in the “Best [...]