Renew Your Identity Card in Chile - Easy Steps and Requirements

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What is it?

The Identity Card Renewal service in Chile is a process that allows Chilean citizens and residents to update their national identification card. This is necessary to maintain a valid form of identification, which is required for various legal and administrative purposes.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for Chilean citizens and residents whose identity cards are expiring, have expired, or are damaged. It is also required for those who need to update personal information such as their signature or address on their identity card.


  1. Schedule an appointment at the Civil Registry office through their website or by phone.
  2. Gather all required documents, including your current identity card and proof of residence.
  3. Visit the Civil Registry office on your scheduled appointment date.
  4. Submit your documents and undergo any necessary biometric verification, such as fingerprinting.
  5. Pay the renewal fee as specified by the registry office.
  6. Wait for the confirmation of your new identity card, which will be provided with instructions for collection or delivery.

Required documents

  • Current identity card - Can be obtained from the Civil Registry or equivalent institution.
  • Proof of residence - Utility bills, lease agreement, or similar documents that show your current address.
  • Passport-sized photo - Generally taken at the registry office or by a professional photographer if required.
  • Proof of legal changes - If applicable, such as a marriage certificate for name changes.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Appointments can be scheduled through the Civil Registry’s official website ( .
  • Biometric verification, including fingerprint scanning, may be required during the process.
  • Be sure to check for any specific requirements regarding changes in personal information such as signature or address.
  • Renewal fees may vary; check with the Civil Registry for the most up-to-date information.


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