Guide to Securing a Student Visa in Chile for International Students

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What is it?

A student visa in Chile allows international students to reside in the country while pursuing their academic goals. This service will guide you through the application process, ensuring you meet all requirements and providing you with the necessary information for a successful application.

Who needs it?

This service is designed for international students who are planning to study in Chilean educational institutions. Ideal users include prospective undergraduate, graduate, and exchange program students from around the world who need to secure a student visa to legally stay and study in Chile.


  1. Research and choose a recognized educational institution in Chile.
  2. Secure an acceptance letter from the chosen institution.
  3. Visit the Chilean embassy or consulate’s website for the latest visa requirements.
  4. Fill out the student visa application form available on the embassy or consulate website.
  5. Gather all the necessary documents, as listed below.
  6. Schedule an appointment with the nearest Chilean consulate.
  7. Attend your appointment with all required documentation and submit your application.
  8. Pay the applicable visa fee.
  9. Wait for the visa processing period, which can vary based on consulate and application volume.
  10. Receive your student visa and prepare for your move to Chile.

Required documents

  • Valid passport: Ensure it has a minimum of 6 months’ validity.
  • Acceptance letter from a Chilean educational institution: Must be an official letter.
  • Completed visa application form: Available on the Chilean embassy or consulate website.
  • Passport-sized photographs: Recent and meet the specific requirements.
  • Proof of financial support: Provide bank statements, scholarship letters, or sponsor letters.
  • Police clearance certificate: Obtain one from your local police department.
  • Medical certificate: Confirming good health, usually required by some consulates.

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Additional details

  • Visas are processed through the Chilean consulates in your home country.
  • The processing time can vary, so apply well in advance.
  • Some countries’ citizens may require additional documentation or steps.
  • Ensure your passport has blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Consult the specific requirements of the Chilean consulate you will be working with, as there can be variations in required documentation.


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