Investor Visa

Chile offers temporary residence permits to foreign individuals who either make an investment in excess of US$500,000 in the country. This visa is also available to senior managers employed in a foreign-owned company in Chile. 

After two years of holding a temporary Chilean residence permit, the individual can convert their visas to a permanent residence permit. 

Following five years of continuous residency in Chile, subject to having spent most of their time in the country, applicants are eligible for Chilean citizenship.

Chilean citizenship comes with a global top 20 passport in terms of visa-free travel, and the right to reside permanently within South America’s Mercosur area.


Program at a glance

Program TypeGolden Visa
Time to citizenship5 years
Time to permanent residency2 years
Minimum investmentUS$500,000 or 10% stake
Physical presence requirementNone
Application processing time2-3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to175 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableReal Estate, Bond Investment, Business Investment, Other

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