Chile

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Working in Chile

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Mathias Döringer

"Before moving to Santiago de Chile I joined the InterNations community and got useful hints regarding housing and business."

Emma Willems

"When I first came to Santiago de Chile I didn´t know one anyone. On InterNations I found many expat friends in the same situation."

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Chile

Are you an expat working and living in Chile? Or are you preparing to move soon to Santiago, Arica or any other of the Chilean international hotspots?

Expat life in Chile has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the world-famous Pan-American Highway, learning how Chilean people celebrate Our Lady of Mount Carmel Day, up to tasting Chile’s favorite dishes such as asado.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Chile. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Norway to living in Switzerland.

Top Articles in the Chile Expat Guide

  • Moving to Chile

    Chile, that long and narrow country on South America’s west coast, evokes images of rural life in Patagonia and the Andes. However, there is more to moving to Chile than its breathtaking countryside. Learn all about moving to Chile, including location and climate, visas, and transportation here.
  • Living in Chile

    Are you dreaming of Chile, that beautifully diverse country on the South American west coast? Can’t wait to meet those hospitable Chileans? However, there is more to life in Chile. Read our guide and learn all about healthcare, the housing search, and other aspects of living in Chile.
  • Working in Chile

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be working in Chile? Indeed, Chile offers lots of opportunities for foreign investors and expats keen on doing business in Chile. Read our guide to find out all about working in Chile, including the economy, the job search, business etiquette, and taxation.

Working and living in Chile – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Chile requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Chilean expat life. Living abroad in Chile raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Chile?ʺ, ʺIs there a local newcomer's club for me to join?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Santiago should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Chilean municipality in Valparaíso?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Chile is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Chile aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Chile. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from sports and leisure, to local infrastructure or culture and sights, up to housing & household. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺDo all Chilean shops and services shut down during summer vacation?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Chile? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Taiwan or living in New Zealand!

Tips on living and working in Chile – From chambers of foreign trade to foreign-media news agents

Moreover, our expat directory for Chile includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. chambers of foreign trade or foreign-media news agents. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Chile with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt ¡Hola! from our expats living and working in Chile.

Mathias Döringer

"Before moving to Santiago de Chile I joined the InterNations community and got useful hints regarding housing and business."

Emma Willems

"When I first came to Santiago de Chile I didn´t know one anyone. On InterNations I found many expat friends in the same situation."

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