Application for Permanent Residence


This is the first process for those foreign citizens who wish to stay permanently in the country. This permit is granted to foreigners who have a valid resident visa, to reside indefinitely and engage in any lawful activity in the country. It is a requirement that they have not been outside Chile for more than 180 days during the validity of the visa.


You must submit your application for Permanent Residence within 90 days prior to the expiration of your visa. For example, if your visa expires on December 31, 2019, you may submit your application between September 30 and December 31, 2019.

How can you apply?

To learn more about the Application for Permanent Residence, please click here.

Check all the documents to be submitted in this link.

How much is it?

The fee will depend on each case, for more details click on this link.

Online Guide

To start the process, please make sure to ask for your Clave Única first. Once you have it, please go to to enter your information and upload all the documents pertaining to your application for Permanent Residence. As of 01/05/2019 we do not accept applications by mail.


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