PERMITS

SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL CLIMBING and MOUNTAINERING EXPEDITIONS
Travelers considering scientific, technical, or mountaineering activities in areas classified as frontier areas are required to obtain authorization from the Chilean government at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the expedition. The portions of Antarctica claimed by Chile are exempt from these pre-approval requirements. Officials at the Torres del Paine National Park require mountain climbers to present an authorization granted by the Frontiers and Border Department, obtainable at the Chilean Embassy or Chilean consulates throughout the United States. Chilean authorities reserve the right to request Chilean participation in foreign expeditions, and require the submission of a post-expedition report on the activities undertaken and the results obtained.

Contact: E-Mail difrol2@minrel.cl or difrol3@minrel.cl

MARINE SCIENTIFIC AND/OR TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY FOREIGN VESSELS OR ENTITIES
Any foreign person, whether natural or juridical, either personally or duly represented, desiring to conduct marine scientific and/or technological research in the maritime zone under national jurisdiction extending up to 200 miles and including its waters, the airspace over it, its continental shelf, bed and subsoil, must submit
an application not less than six months in advance of the starting date of the research. The application may be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile through the official foreign affairs body of the applicant country or the diplomatic mission of that country in Chile, or directly to the Navy Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service.

Contact: serviciosaterceros@shoa.cl

FILMING PERMITS IN CHILE and ENTERING FILMING EQUIPMENT to CHILE
Filming crews may contact the Chile Tourism Promotion office in Washington, in order to obtain help on entering filming equipment.

No specific permits are required, unless it’s done at National Parks, and National Historic Monuments.-

Contact: Ofitur@embassyofchile.org

FILMING PERMITS TO EASTER ISLAND
Filming crews must obtain a permit from the Chilean Forest Service to film in Easter Island (historic monument).

Contact: etucki@entelchile.net and conafip@entelchile.net for application or: Ofitur@embassyofchile.org

STAYING IN CHILE FOR MORE THAN 90 DAYS
If you are already in Chile and exceptionally need to extend your stay as a tourist past the maximum period of 90 days allowed for foreigners from countries who do not require tourist visas, please contact the closest local authorities as indicated on the following web page:

http://www.extranjeria.gov.cl/donde_tramites.html


ENTERING CHILE WITH PETS:
According to Rule N° 1689 issued by the Quarantine Service of Chile (Servicio Agricola y Ganadero: www.sag.gob.cl ), dated September 16, 1992, cats and dogs entering Chile from the United States must comply with the following:

o The pet has undergone, within 15 days of traveling, a clinical examination where it is established that the pet is free from communicable diseases.
o The pet has been vaccinated against rabies between 1 and 12 months preceding embarkation to Chile.
o The pet has undergone both an internal and external anti parasites treatment.
o At the time of embarkation, the pet does not present any signs of communicable diseases;
o The pet must arrive with a certificate issued by a veterinarian accrediting the following:

Also,
o Compliance with the sanitary requirements set out above
o Name, race and age of the pet
o It should indicate also the consignee’s name as well as the transportation means used to arrive into Chile
o A reference to the date of the anti rabies vaccination, indicating the serial number of the vaccine as well as the number of the certificate of quality control.
o The certificate must bear the name, signature and license number of the veterinarian.

For additional information please contact SAG (www.sag.gob.cl).

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