What is the change? Chile has begun allowing Indian nationals who hold a valid U.S. visa to enter the country without obtaining a Chilean visa.

What does the change mean? Indian nationals with U.S. visas that are valid for at least six months may now enter Chile for business or tourism without obtaining a separate visa. Travelers will be permitted to stay for up to 90 days and may extend their visa-free stay one time for an additional 90 days.

  • Implementation time frame: April 1.
  • Visas/permits affected: Visa waivers for business or tourism.
  • Who is affected: Indian nationals with U.S. visas that are valid for at least six months from the time of entry.
  • Impact on processing times: The change will save affected travelers the time it takes to obtain a Chilean visa before travel.

Analysis & Comments: The change will make travel easier for Indian nationals with U.S. visas. While the waiver will benefit tourists and business travelers, however, anyone with plans to conduct work activities must obtain a work visa or a temporary work permit for tourists.

Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.