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Learn More: Permanencia Transitoria

Notice – Soon this document will be enabled to process in iVisa.

Soon you will be able to travel to Chile easily and obtain all the travel documents you need from the comfort of the web at iVisa. In accordance with the new Immigration and Migration Law in Chile, the Transitory Permanence Permit is being incorporated as a mandatory travel document for some countries in the world.

If you don't know if you should process one of these documents, then don't worry! Our experts in data processing together with our travel document search engine will be able to help you with everything you need.

Process this travel document soon with iVisa and prepare for your trip. At iVisa we help you to obtain it easily! Continue reading to learn more about this document.

What is the Temporary Permanence Permit in Chile?

This document allows you to enter the country without previously having a traditional visa or authorization for entry. This authorization, granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, allows the entry of citizens determined by the Chilean State.

This permit has a duration of up to 90 days and can be extended for up to 90 more days, requesting the necessary permits from the immigration authorities. In turn, this document can be valid for up to 10 years. When the document is granted, according to each individual, the number of admissions allowed will be indicated.

Who is the Temporary Permanence Permit in Chile addressed to?

This travel document is subdivided into categories where it stipulates the entry of the following travelers. There are six subcategories of transitory permanence:

  • Permit for foreigners – This category allows travelers to enter for recreational, sports, health, study, business management, family and other purposes. This permit is granted to those foreigners who intend to enter the country but do not remain in a paid job or to live.

  • Ship crew permit – Valid for all types of ships, aircraft or land or rail transport vehicles belonging to companies engaged in the international transport of passengers and/or cargo.

  • Permits contemplated in international treaties – Any international treaty agreed with the Chilean government and that is in force.

  • Permit for foreigners living in border areas.

  • Permits in case of conditional entry.

  • Permission for Official Residents who finish their missions.

What can and cannot be done with the Temporary Permanence Permit?

Those who process the transitory stay permit may carry out all kinds of activities, except those that are paid during their stay. The remuneration is considered as a payment for work done in the country and paid by a Chilean company.

They may only request an exception from the National Immigration Service to be able to work in the tasks of those who need to carry out specific and sporadic activities. Some of these applicants include members and entertainment staff, athletes, speakers, consultants and technical experts.

What are the requirements to obtain Temporary Permanence in Chile?

To obtain this travel document, you will need to present the following documents:

  • Passport – You must present your passport digitally with complete information. For the document to be valid, it must be minimum valid for 6 months when entering the country.

  • Passport-size photo – You must present a passport-size photo that meets immigration requirements. If you don't have a photo, you can use the iVisa photo service on our website.

  • Economic accreditation – You must present documents that prove your own economic means, which allow you to travel around the country.

  • Hotel reservation – You must present the hotel reservation with the dates of stay and the confirmation of payment or reservation.

  • Declaration of reason for travel – You must specify the reason for travel to know which subcategory your income belongs to.

  • Payment method – iVisa accepts payments by credit or debit card.

  • Email address – iVisa needs your current email address which will allow us to send your travel documents and also contact you for any reason.

How to obtain the travel document?

In order to start the process of processing your travel document, you must follow these three steps:

  • Step 1: First complete our online form with all your personal information. Then choose the time you want your document to be processed.

  • Step 2: Once you have chosen the processing time, you must check that everything is correct. If for any reason we find an error, the process will be invalidated. When you finish the final review of all personal information, continue with the payment of the service.

  • Step 3: Attach the necessary information and submit your application. Once processed, our experts will verify that everything is correct and will send you an email with your document.

Remember that all travel documents are sent to email, if you can't find it in your inbox, it may be in the SPAM box.

How much does the filing process cost?

The cost of iVisa's online services depends on the processing time you select. The times are as follows:

  • Standard processing speed (USD $120.99 - 240 Business Days): This option allows you to obtain the document in a longer time, but it is the cheapest version.

  • Fast processing speed (USD $196.99 - 210 Business Days): This option will allow you to obtain your travel document faster than the standard option, but for a higher price.

  • Super Fast Processing Speed ​​(USD $313.99 - 180 Business Days): This option allows you to obtain your travel document as quickly as possible. It is a perfect alternative for travelers who need to get to the country urgently.

COVID-19 requirements in Chile

There are no longer vaccination or testing requirements for travelers.

Where can I contact you?

If you have any questions about the Temporary Residence Permit or iVisa services, you can contact our customer service team or write to help @ivisa.com. Our experts are available 24 hours a day.

Required Documents to Apply

  • Applicant's photo
  • Passport page
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Bank statement (if applicable)

Important Instructions

  • The Temporary Permanence Permit in Chile is a document that allows you to enter the country without the need to previously have a traditional visa or authorization for entry.

  • The Temporary Permanence Permit in Chile authorizes multiple entries into the country.

  • This document allows a stay in Chile for a maximum of 90 days and is valid for 10 years.

  • With this permit you cannot work in Chile for a company or live permanently.

  • The permit approves visits to Chile if they are to carry out tourist, sports, business activities, visit relatives, study, receive medical treatment, carry out shipping or rail transport, among others.

  • You can apply for this permit in 3 simple steps with iVisa. First, by filling out our form; second, paying for the service and receiving personalized advice from an expert and third, receiving your travel document by mail.


At iVisa, we understand that your time is valuable, and we strive to provide you with the fastest service possible. Our processing times are estimated based on the average duration it takes governments to process visa applications. These estimated times begin from the moment we receive all the correct information for your application until you receive your visa. While we work diligently to expedite the process, it’s important to note that we are reliant on the processing times set by the government authorities.
  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This app does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://serviciomigraciones.cl/en/home/

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