Permit for investors and related personnel


This is a Residencia Temporal permit granted by the Servicio Nacional de Migraciones to foreigners looking to invest in Chile.
Who is it for?
This permit may be requested by foreigners, legal representatives and persons engaging in managerial or senior management functions in a foreign company, who seek to invest in Chile for an amount equal to or greater than five hundred thousand USD, as long as such investment is aimed at the production of goods or services. Likewise, foreigners engaging in managerial or senior management functions and specialized technical personnel hired as dependent workers or to provide services in a company established in Chile, its capital or equity which is directly or indirectly controlled by a foreign investor holding at least 10% of the voting rights of the shares of the company or an equivalent percentage of participation in the social capital if it is not a joint stock company or in the equity of the company, may also apply for this permit.
What do I need to apply?

This residence permit must be requested from abroad.

You must go to the following link to get information on the requirements

How much does it cost?

The cost will depend on the nationality of the applicant.

For more information click here.  

How long is it?

The temporary residence permit will be valid for up to two years.

The permit will be effective from the moment the foreigner enters the country. 

How and where do I apply?
The procedure must be completed outside national territory through  by logging in with your account. If you have not yet registered, check the following article: ¿Cómo crear una cuenta en el Servicio Nacional de Migraciones? Then you must select “Solicitud de Residencia Temporal para Extranjeros fuera de Chile”, complete the application form and upload the requested information.
Legal Framework
Law N° 21.325, on Migración y Extranjería. Regulation Decree N° 296, Decree N° 177, which establishes the Immigration Subcategories of Residencia Temporal.