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Government of Canada services and information in Santiago, Chile

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the Embassy of Canada to Chile, in Santiago.

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

If your child is born outside of Canada, you do not need to register the birth in Canada.

Citizenship services

Refer to Canadian citizenship.

Check to see if you or your child are already a Canadian citizen.

Complete your citizenship application before booking an appointment to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Pay your application fees online before you apply for citizenship services.

Requirements to apply for proof of Canadian Citizenship for children born in Chile from a Canadian father or mother:

  1. Original Chilean Birth Certificate, issued by the Chilean Civil Registry;
  2. Original "Partida Integra de Nacimiento" (copy of the birth entry) issued and stamped by the Civil Registry;
  3. Original Parent's Marriage Certificate, if applicable;
  4. Original proof of Canadian citizenship for the father or mother (if born outside Canada: Certificate of Canadian Citizenship; if born in Canada: Canadian Birth Certificate). The father or mother must have been Canadian at the time of the child's birth;
  5. Two photographs according to the specifications indicated on the application form. You may select a photographer of your choice.
  6. Supplementary ID document of the child and of the parents (if application done by-mail, notarized copies are accepted).
  7. Translation of documents which are not in English or French (see instructions below).
  8. Fully paid fees.
    • Note: Citizenship fees cannot be refunded.

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To replace a lost or stolen card, you need to apply for a citizenship certificate.

Check citizenship application processing times.

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Translations

Any document that is not in English or French must be accompanied by:

  • the English or French translation, and
  • an Affidavit from the person who completed the translation

Translations may be done by a professional translator whose certification can be confirmed, and must include an Affidavit. An affidavit is a document on which the translator declares in the presence of an Embassy Officer or at a Notary Public that the content of the translation is a true translation and representation of the content of the original document.

Translations can also be done at translation centres, and they must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the Director of the Centre, indicating that the translation was done by a professional translator and that the content of the translation is a true translation and representation of the original document.

If the translation is done at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Agustinas 1320, Santiago, an Affidavit is not requested.

Your application will be returned to you if you do not include the translation of your documents and an affidavit from the translator.

Chilean passport

Please note that if your child was born in Chile, they will have to leave the country on a Chilean passport. Please note that children are subject to local regulations applicable to the exit of minors from Chile. For further information, please contact local authorities.

Payment method

Please note that fees are subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuation.

Pay your application fees online.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (CLP)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00 49000.00

Marriage abroad

Refer to Marriage outside Canada.

Notarial services

Consular officials do not provide any legal advice or represent a person in court. The office provides the following notarial services, by appointment only, to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada.

Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.

Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):

Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a certified true copy (fees apply).

Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a witnessed signature (fees apply).

Note: Complete all documents before booking an appointment. Sign all documents in front of the consular officer.

Payment method

Please note that fees are subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuation.

We accept Visa and Master Card credit card payments. Please complete and sign the Credit Card Authorization and attach it with your passport application. This form is mandatory in order to process your credit card payment if credit card holder is not coming to the Embassy.

Walk-in applications:

  • payable in cash (exact amount) at the Embassy in Chilean Pesos or Canadian dollars. Canadian dollars in cash are accepted, provided exact amount is given. Please note we cannot accept coins or bills that are damaged or marked in any way.
  • by credit card.

Mail-in applications:

  • Money Order (“Vale Vista”) in the name of “Embajada de Canadá”. RUT number of the Embassy is required. Please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy to obtain this information.
  • Payment by credit card. Please complete and attach the Credit Card authorization form.

We do not accept payment by debit cards.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (CLP)
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00 33000.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 33000.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 33000.00
Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries. 50.00 33000.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00 13000.00
Providing a Passport Canada Certified True Copy. The fee shown is per set of three copies. 45.00 33000.00

Passport services

Refer to Canadian passports and travel documents.

You can pay online for all your passport services before completing your passport application.

Book an appointment to present your documents in person. Bring your online payment receipt to your appointment.

Payment method

Pay online for all your passport services.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (CLP)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00 170000.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00 125000.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00 65000.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00 30000.00
Temporary passport (linked to a regular passport application) 110.00 72000.00
Declaration in lieu of guarantor 50.00 33000.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad and Retiring abroad.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Refer to Travel documents – Visas.

Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).

Voting abroad

Refer to Voting in an election while outside Canada.

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