Step-by-step guide for obtaining your Chilean Identity Card for foreigners
Once you have entered Chile with a student visa, you will have to obtain your Chilean Identity Card for foreigners. Below, we explain this process and the necessary requirements.
All foreigners aged 18 years or older with any type of visa, including a student visa, must obtain their Chilean Identity Card for foreigners within the 30 days following the date on which the corresponding visa is stamped in their passport.
What must you do first? Visit any Civil Registry and Identification Service office where identity cards for foreigners are issued.
Make sure that you have the following documentation with you: a photocopy of the pages in your passport with your Chilean visa, photograph, first and last names, date of birth, gender and the stamp showing your date of entry to the country. You must also have the original copy and a photocopy of the Visa Registration Certificate granted by the Investigations Police of Chile.
Pay the amount required for the document: CLP 4,270 (approx.).
Make sure that the information provided in the application and the receipt that you receive is correct.
You can verify the status of this procedure and whether your Chilean Identity Card for foreigners is ready to be collected at the following website: http://registrocivilwp.srcei.cl.
Finally, go to the Civil Registry and Identification Service office on the date indicated on the website to collect your Chilean Identity Card for foreigners. Make sure that you remember to take your receipt with you!