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Minors Leaving and Coming into Chile

Tourist minor (less than 18 years of age)

Minors must enter the country with a written authorization from father, mother or guardian or from the court if he does not travel accompanied by them. The authorization must be duly legalized (by local relevant authority and the Consulate of Chile; if it was granted at the Consulate of Chile must be legalized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

If the minor enters Chile with the authorization of his father, mother or guardian or from the court it is understood, as a matter of law that this is authorized to leave the country in the same way.

If the case is a tourist, minor of less than 18 years of age, who enters the country accompanied by his legal representative and wants to leave by himself, it is necessary to have the authorizations by the persons mentioned in the previous paragraphs.

Minors of 18 years of age, Chilean or foreigners with residency in Chile:

  • If the tuition of the minor has not been trusted by the judge to one of the minor's parents or to a third party, the minor will not be able to leave without the authorization of both parents, or being the case, by the person who recognized the minor, where appropriate;
  • If the judge granted the guardianship to one of the parents or to a third party, the minor will not be able to leave the country unless with an authorization of the father, mother or third party to whom the guardianship was granted.
  • If the personal care of the child has been trusted to the father or the mother, this will not be able to leave the country unless with the authorization of the latter.

How are the authorizations granted?

The authorizations, all of which must be original, are granted as follows:

  • By public or private deed. The aforementioned instruments may be granted before a local Notary Public, endorsed by the authority established by the local legislation, legalized by the corresponding Consulate of Chile and subsequently by this State Secretariat.
  • By public or private deed granted by the Consulate of Chile and subsequently legalized at this State Secretariat.
  • In any case, the authorization must be submitted in Spanish or duly translated.

It is not required an authorization if the minor leaves the country accompanied by the individual or individuals who must render it.

In the case that the minor is in Chile and the authorization could not be granted or in the absence of reasons to deny the authorization by one of the individuals that must authorize the leaving of the minor out of the country, this may be granted by the Family Court corresponding to the address the minor has in Chile, who can authorize the minor, considering the benefits this will bring to the minor, pointing out the sentence that follows the request and the period of time for which the authorization is granted.

DOCUMENTATION MINORS MUST SUBMIT ENTERING CHILE

1. If the minor enters our country in the company of both parents:

  • Valid passport or Identity card.
  • Birth certificate or Family book, enclosing three simple photocopies.

2. If the minor enters to our country in the company of only one parent:

  • Valid Passport or Identity Card.
  • Birth Certificate or family book.
  • Death Certificate, in the case of death of one of the parents, enclosing three simple photocopies.
  • Notary authorization of the father not traveling, providing its consent for the departure of the minor, or the authorization of the relevant Family Court, the original and three simple photocopies in any of both cases.

3. If the minor does not travel accompanied by parents:

  • Valid Passport or Identity Card, depending on the destiny country.
  • Birth certificate or Family Book, enclosing three simple photocopies.
  • Death Certificate, in the case of death of both parents, enclosing three simple photocopies.
  • Notary authorization from both parents, providing their consent for the leaving of the minor, the original and three simple photocopies.
  • Authorization from the corresponding Family Court, providing the consent for the travelling of the minor, in original and three simple photocopies.

4. The notary and judicial authorizations, public deeds, powers of attorney and consular
authorizations, will be valid only during the extension period granted.

If the notary and judicial authorizations that minors will produce on their leaving do not show a period of duration, these will be granted, for the migratory reasons, with a maximum period of time of 90 days since its concession.