National Identity Card Chile

What to do if...

What to do in case of losing your passport?

First of all, you must notify the embassy or consulate to make the complaint to the Investigative Police (PDI) or Carabineros de Chile. Parallel you should have 4 photos and always a photocopy of your passport or other identification documents.

What are the requirements to enter Chile?

Most visitors require a passport and a tourist visa. The following countries can also enter with the National Identity Card: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Perú and Uruguay.

How long can a foreigner stay as a tourist in Chile?

A foreigner can stay as a tourist for a maximum of 90 days. In case you want to extend your stay in Chile, you can request an extension of the permit for 90 days.

In what ways can a foreigner stay in Chilean territory?

There are three categories in which a foreigner can stay in the country: the first is a tourist, the second is as a resident, where they need a permit or temporary authorization to reside in the country and perform activities, which are permitted by law and lastly is staying as a permanent resident.

For more information about your stay in Chile, you can visit the official website of the Department of Immigration and Migration.

What to do in an earthquake?

In Chile there is a distinction between temblor and earthquakes. Temblors are usually mild and most Chileans are accustomed to them and not pay much attention and importance to them. On the other hand, earthquakes are much stronger, but not very common in Chile.

Chile is a seismic country, so you have to keep in mind a certain precautions. Here are some tips that will be useful during an earthquake:

  • During the shaking: If you are inside a house or building, do not leave it, unless the building is warrant. Place yourself in a safe place (under a sturdy piece of furniture). If you are outdoors, move away from buildings, trees, electric lights and utility wires. Remain outside until the shaking stops. If you are in a vehicle, stop the engine and remain inside. After the shaking, act with caution. Avoid bridges or ramps that might have been damaged by the earthquake.

  • After the earthquake: do not walk barefoot, as there may be glass and sharp objects on the floor. Be prepared for aftershocks which can occur even month after the shake. Stay out of damaged buildings. Do not make unnecessary trips on foot or by car. Listen to the radio or television for emergency information and any instructions for the authority in charge. Perform reviews of light, water, gas and telephone, taking precautions in basic service inspection. If you are on the beach or in coastal areas pay attention, since a tsunami could be caused by the earthquake.

SIt should be noted that in the metropolitan area most modern buildings are built with strict earthquake standards, providing greater security for their users.