The Immigration Department in Santiago, Chile has recently
collapsed, causing significant delays with immigration processes,
such as in decisions, resolutions, permits, visas, etc. Visa and
cedula record procedures can now take up to a whole day, when
previously it was completed in a matter of 2-3 hours.
Employers should be aware of the delays when processing
applications in Chile and consider enough lead time to complete the
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