CONSULAR SERVICES

 

  • VITAL RECORDS

 

  • LEGALIZATION OF DOCUMENTS

 

  • POWERS OF ATTORNEY

 

  • CERTIFICATES OF ANIMAL AND AGRICULTURAL HEALTH

 

 

  • VITAL RECORDS

 

The Consulate may register births, marriages, deaths and other acts and contracts related to the civil status of a Chilean resident abroad (but to perform or celebrate a marriage).

 

The Consulate may also perform the registration for the Military Service Duty.

 ·                           Birth Registration

 

To register a birth in the Consulate, one or both Chilean parents must appear at the Consulate. The following are requirements for registering a birth:

·         One or both of the parents must be a Chilean citizen, and the appropriate identification must be shown (ID, Passport, etc).

·         The minor must have been born in the corresponding consular jurisdiction (Please see map of jurisdictions).

·         An original birth certificate, issued by the local authorities must be provided. The original is sent to Chile together with the request form.

·         If Parents are married in Chile they must present an original marriage certificate. If you do not have a copy, you can apply for one at the Consulate.

  ·                              Marriage Registration

 

To register a marriage at the Consulate, to be valid also in Chile, the following requirements must be observed:

·         One of the spouses must be a Chilean citizen.

·         An original marriage certificate, issued by the appropriate local authorities must be provided.

·         The certificate must be signed and sealed by the local official authorities inside the Consular jurisdiction (Please see map of jurisdictions).

·         At the time of registration, the marriage must be classified by the spouses as common share or total separation of assets.

·         Both spouses must appear at the Consulate with their identifications. 

 

·                        Death Registration

 

To register a death, it is necessary to observe the following requirements:

·         The deceased must have been Chilean, Nnaturalized Chilean or a foreigner married to a Chilean citizen, whose marriage had been previously registered in a Chilean Consulate.

·         A death certificate issued by local authorities must be provided (Please see map of jurisdictions).

·         An identification document of the deceased must be presented.

·         If the deceased was married, the marriage certificate must be presented.

·         The person registering the death must have a valid identification document.

·         If the deceased is a minor, both names of the parents are required.

 

·                   Military Duties

 

According to Chilean law it is compulsory for all male Chilean citizens to register for military service the year in which they reach the age of 18. Individuals must have the following documents:

 

                              ·         Chilean identification document;

·         Certificate of Residence;

·         Languages, areas of study and level of education.

  • LEGALIZATION OF DOCUMENTS

To legalize a document issued by a local authority localted inside the Consular Jurisdiction, you must go through the following individuals and processes:

Notary Public

Secretary of State             Washington, DC            Virginia            Maryland            North Carolina                                                       

Legalization by the Chilean Consulate

 

The consular office will legalize the signature of any authority duly registered with the Consulate.

In case of certificates or any other type of document, such as local power of attorneys, the signature must be certified by the Office of the Secretary of State.

Legalization can be done by mail. Please send, to the Chilean Consulate, the corresponding document, a money order for the amount of the Consular fee (US$12 for each document), and a self-addressed and stamped envelope.

Please note that personal or company checks are not accepted.

If you come to the Consulate you may pay by Credit or Debit Card.

Later, , the document must be presented to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Affairs Division (sección Legalización), Agustinas 1380, 1st Floor. 

 

  • PUBLIC DOCUMENTS AND POWERS OF ATTORNEY

 

The Chilean Consulates can extend a variety of public documents and powers of attorney. The most frequent are the following:

 

  • Simple Power of Attorney for the following matters:

- to withdraw or deposit money

- to inquire about bank account balances, on behalf of other people or organizations

- to carry out any type of banking matter

- For pension or retirement matters

 

  • Traveling authorization for Chilean Citizens who are under the age of 18. The requirements are the following:

- The mother or father authorizing the minor to travel must identify him/herself with a valid ID

- Proof of maternity or paternity;

- Date of birth of the minor;

- If the minor is traveling alone, he/she will need authorization from both parents,

- Payment of the required fee.

- The minor does not need to appear at the Consulate.

  • Traveling authorization for foreigners who are under the age of 18. The requirements are the following:

- The mother or father authorizing the minor to travel must identify him/herself with a valid ID.

- Proof of maternity or paternity;

- Date of birth of the minor;

- If the minor is traveling alone, he/she will need authorization from one of the parents,

- Payment of the required fee.

- The minor does not need to appear at the Consulate.

 

 

  • General Power of Attorney

This is a document by which an individual authorizes another person (usually a person who resides in Chile), to represent him/her in all legal and commercial matters, for example, to purchase or sell property. This power can be presented in any civil, judicial or administrative authority, institution or corporation by the authorized person in any pending or future matter.

 

  • Special Power of Attorney

This is a document by which an individual authorizes another person to represent him/her in one or more specific matters. The authorized person can act on behalf of the other person as if s/he were the same.

 

  • Letter of Authorization

This a document by which an individual names another person to act in a specific matter on his/her behalf, for example, to withdraw or deposit funds in a bank account, to withdraw a pension, etc. Because this is not a public document, it cannot authorize an individual to purchase or sell property on the behalf of another.

 

  • Sworn Declarations

In this document the Consul notarizes the signature of an individual making a sworn statement on a specific matter.

Sworn affidavit of civil status

Sworn affidavit of residency

Sworn status related to the General Law of Elections

 

  • CERTIFICATES OF ANIMAL AND AGRICULTURAL HEALTH

        Cats and Dogs:

           It should be in good condition (healthy)

           It should have been under medical control in the US no more than 15 days before arrival to the country.

           It should have had the rabies vaccine no more than 12 months before arrival to Chile.

           It should have been under anti parasites treatment (internal and external)

People wishing to travel to Chile with animals or plants need to obtain the following documents:

  • Valid certificate issued by competent local authorities, indicating that the animal or plant is in good health. The certificate must shown the shots (vaccinations) given to the pet.

  • These certificates are obtained from a veterinarian or the competent local authority.

  • The above requirements are only applicable to plants. Animals, animal products or sub products are exempted according to By Law #2 passed on O1/08/93, by the Ministry of Agriculture. It is highly recommendable that the interested person consults directly with the appropriate authorities in Chile. www.sag.gob.cl