For Filipinos: How to get a Chilean Tourist Visa in Chile Consulate in Arequipa, Peru

By Kach Umandap - Howe November 30th, 2014 Posted in Destination, South America & Antarctica Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 15 Comments

Planning to travel to Chile? This is how I got my Chile Tourist Visa in the Chile Consulate in Arequipa, Peru.

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I’ve been dreaming about going to Chile, you can find everything there. A South American country with beautiful and diverse landscapes to offer, from the Pacific beach coast, the  driest non-polar desert in the world- ATACAMA, the Las Torres del Paine in PATAGONIA, the mysterious Easter Island and the fresh seafood!

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But the thing is as a Filipino citizen I can only get free visa entry to some South American countries (Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Suriname) excluding CHILE, ARGENTINA. There’s no way I can go back to my home country to apply for my visa so I decided to go to the Chilean Consulate in Arequipa, Peru. This is a short article as the process is easy and direct to the point.


Requirements: I only had to give him my passport but I saw some other applications there with a passport size picture, photocopy of passport and the $60 or $75 dollars fee. Bring DOLLARS, they accept Peruvian Soles but the exchange rate is different. The office hours  is from Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 2 PM!

1. Go to the Honorary Consulate, it’s located in Calle Mercaderes 212. The building is called Galeria Gameza then go to the 6th floor (There’s an elevator so don’t worry). If you’re coming from the Plaza de Armas, walk towards the street you’ll pass the Starbucks and you’ll see the building on your right side. It’s an old building.

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2. Knock on the door (literally), it’s a small office room. If there’s someone else, wait for the Honorary Consul and chill.

Related Article: Looking for affordable accommodation? Check out our Ultimate List of Best Hostels in Chile.

3. There he goes, he will ask you where you’re from, how many days you need (30, 60 and maximum 90 days) and whether you want a single or multiple entry visa. He will check his list of requirements and fees per country.

Honorary Consul of Chile in ArequipaHe’s nice, asked him if I can take his picture and he agreed!

4. He will type your application form  then Voila he’ll tell you to come back after 2 or 3 days!

Typing my application Form

In my case, I applied Thursday lunch time, got it Tuesday! SO if you apply on Monday then most probably you’ll get your visa the latest on Thursday. When you take your passport back, he will give you the original application form with his stamp, to show just in case you’ll cross the border by land.

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15 thoughts on “For Filipinos: How to get a Chilean Tourist Visa in Chile Consulate in Arequipa, Peru

  1. Did the Consul ask for your passport only or did you present any documents like ticket, hotel accommodation, bank statements>

  2. Hi! I’m going to Chile next month. Can I also get visa in Lima, Peru instead of going to Arequipa. There’s also embassy there. Thank you

  3. I am planning to visit chile via peru, I thought of applying visa in the philippines but there are a lot of requirements. If I get denied in the phils. can I still reapply in arequipa, peru,yet not on the same months. Thanks.

    1. Hello! Did you apply in the Phil? Can you send me the email or number to call. Been trying to send email but no response. What are the requirements and How long did it take and how much? Thanks

  4. Hi!

    I know the article says how to get a Visa from Arequipa, Peru into Chile but how about getting it from here, the Philippines? Would it be the same process? What are the requirements? Anyone? 🙂

    Thanks much in advance!! 😀

  5. Hi Kach

    What were the documents that you presented to the Consulate? In La Paz it’s a bit too complicated and they were asking for a letter from someone in Chile and it has to be stamped by Ministerio de Ley. Was thinking if in Arequipa it’s less troublesome perhaps just show financial ability and hotel bookings.


    1. The documents I presented were only the stuff listed above. =) Not sure about La Paz, it’s in Arequipa where I applied! =)

  6. So hey… I’m in Ecuador now & I am having a blast!!! Thanks again for this helpful article kababayan. I’m planning to go back to Peru this May to visit the rainbow mountain then get a visa to Chile. Really excited for this!!!

      1. Hi! I’ve been sending emails to the embassy/consular email which is but they didn’t reply. I’m a Cabin Crew Who wants to visit Chile and apply in the Phil. My cousin called them for me and she said they were quite rude and they only accept inquiries via email. But I have sent email since beginning of Nov. and till now they haven’t replied. Can somebody advice me what to do, requirements and how long will it ako to Get the visa and how much? Thanks! Appreciate it. I’m going for few days in December so I will try to apply from there

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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