Application for the Carta de Nacionalización


It allows foreigners who meet all legal requirements to obtain Chilean nationality. 

Who is it addressed to?

Foreigners in general:

⦁ Must be 18 years old when applying, or 14 if they have the authorization of the father and mother, or those in charge of their personal care.

⦁ Must be a Residencia Definitiva permit holder. 

⦁ Must have lived in Chile for at least five years (this term will be counted from the moment the visa that gave rise to the Residencia Definitiva was issued).

⦁ Must not have been convicted of, or be under investigation for, a felony or a simple misdemeanor.

⦁ Proof of financial support. 


Spanish men and women born in the peninsular territory, the Balearic and Canary Islands will be eligible for dual nationality. They must submit a notarized affidavit requesting to benefit from the dual nationality agreement between Chile and Spain. 

What do I need to apply?
If you need to review the most recent list of requirements to apply for it, go toón.
How much does it cost?
To know the fees for the Carta de Nacionalización application, you must click on the following link.
How long is it for?
How and where do I apply?
Applications for the Carta de Nacionalización can be completed with ClaveÚnica at
Legal Framework
Law N° 21.325 de Migración y Extranjería. Regulation Decree N° 296.