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RE: Move to Chile

 
 
Deana
 
Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2005 09:20 pm
Hi Everyone!

I am new to this board so please bear with me! I am seriously thinking of immigrating to Chile from the USA. I currently work for bridal gown designers now but would like to open up my own bridal gown boutique in Chile.

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
Deana
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Pitter
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2005 07:35 pm
First step would be contacting your nearest Chilean consulate to find out the requirements for resident visa.
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Deana
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2005 08:42 pm
RE: Move to Chile
Pitter wrote:
First step would be contacting your nearest Chilean consulate to find out the requirements for resident visa.


Pitter:

I have begun that already. Is there any other type of advice you could give me?

Thank you,
Deana Villegas
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Pitter
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2005 06:56 pm
I assume you speak Spanish but if not then of course a class at your nearest community college would be in order. You might check on the complications of transfering money and also look into health insurence plans available there. Have you already been to have a look around? Virtualtourist.com is a site with lots of traveler information. Also I envy you. Would like to visit myself but haven't gotten south of Ecuador.
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Athos
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2005 10:55 am
Just been curious, what made you want to come to live here?
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Deana
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2005 11:02 am
Anthos:

First of all, the economy is the most stable of all of Latin America. Secondly, I have heard only good things about Americans living in Chile. Thirdly, I am so very tired of living here in the USA! Lastly, the corruption is almost non-existent.

These are really the primary reasons for me wanting to move there! If you could help me in any way, I would greatly appreciate it!
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Athos
 
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Reply Mon 8 Aug, 2005 11:30 am
Having talked to people from the states that have come here I can tell you some things. Nothing will prepare you to the kind of spanish that is talked here, and for two main reasons, we are FAST speakers (almost twice as fast as people from center america, colombia, etc.) and we use a LOT of slang. But don't fret I'm not trying to scare you away; Its's just that sometimes people don't understand that studying formal language doesn't prepare you for the real everyday language. On the other hand I've heard that we have a very nice accent (the famous singing accent) Very Happy

My first recomendation is that since you know americans living here (or that have lived here) contact them and ask for help, they will know more of the things you should keep in mind (although you probably already did that). Having a friendly place in wich to drop in the beginning can be a huge advantage and they can introduce you to local people.

In the past years we chileans have been over sensitive to cases of corruption (I asure you that it is not nonexistant). Some foreigners (specially from europe and the states) say that we have overreacted, but I believe it a good thing, at least in the sense that it's not considered a normal thing to do.

Check the posts on "Spending a Sabbatical in Chile" and the other move to chile here on this forums, maybe you can find some tips there.

If you want help with a specific topic, just ask.
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AustinToChile
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jun, 2006 10:09 am
Moving to Chile
Hello everyone

I've been thinking about moving to Chile. I noticed that some people had said to contact the chilean consulate. I did contact them in Houston and they said that you either had to marry a chilean or to have a job in Chile to be able to immigrate. I feel that there might be some other options? Does anyone have any ideas? If you have immigrated to Chile, I would love to hear your advice. Also, any ideas on how i can go about finding a job in Chile? My spanish is pretty good (but not fluent) and I live in Austin (work in Software - Marketing and Sales).

Chile dreaming ....

G
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Steve Lieberman
 
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Reply Fri 11 May, 2007 12:56 pm
Move to Chile
Deanna,
I was wondering if you had progressed on your move to Chile? Are you
still considering the move? I am also looking at relocating to Chile and
would be willing to share any information. Feel free to contact me at
sjlpi at Yahoo.
Best,
Steve
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Pitter
 
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Reply Tue 29 May, 2007 02:31 pm
AustintoChile there might also be a retirement (pensionado) visa available as there is in Colombia. Of course it doesn´t sound like the people posting on this thread (except me) fall into that category.
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bilgepump
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2007 07:29 am
I need help contacting a Realtor in the Conception area.

I currently live near Houston, Tx, and will be in Chile for a couple weeks in Nov. searching for property. We will be retiring to Chile in a year or so.

Thanks for any help or advice.

robert
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 28 Sep, 2007 08:56 am
Bilgepump--

Welcome to A2K.

You might have better luck getting answers to your questions if you post a new thread rather than piggy-backing on this old one.
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VaneEnglish
 
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Reply Sat 17 May, 2008 12:48 pm
chile it´s an incredible place to live i have to cousins that moved there recentrly...
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