We are pleased to continue our series examining country immigration requirements with a focus on Chile this month. In this post, we cover the key requirements for obtaining a Local Hire Work Contract Visa.
- Document collection
- Document conditioning, if applicable
- Police Clearance Certificate
- Medical Certificates
- Work Contract Application
- ID Card Application
- ID Card Collection
Pre-arrival: 2-4 months
Post-arrival: 1 month
Primary Employee Documents
Primary Employer Documents
Work contract visa is valid for 2 years and can be renewed. Chilean ID card can only be renewed once the visa has been approved.
The Chilean company must submit a letter of termination to the immigration authority within 30 days of assignment end.
Red Flags and Special Criteria
- Any documents not in Spanish, English, French, Italian, or Portuguese must be translated
- Work Contract visa only allows work for one employer and only for the activities set out in the local contract
- Employers are required to report the termination of the contract to the authorities. They must also pay return tickets to the country of origin/residence for the principal applicant (and accompanying dependents) when the employment contract ends
- Applicant must have an employment contract directly with and be sponsored by the Chilean entity
- Payroll must be in Chile
For additional information, please contact Aires Immigration.
Disclaimer: Any immigration advice contained herein is subject to change at any time. All immigration rules, processes, and decisions are made at the discretion of the relevant government authorities and are outside of Aires’ control.