Non Immigrant Visas
- Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
- Video on Chile's inclusion in the VWP
- Visa applicants arriving more than 30 minutes before or after their scheduled appointment time WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY and will be asked to re-schedule.
Notice: The Embassy has waived interviews for visa renewals for certain applicants. Please review Personal Appearance Waiver Program to see if you qualify.
Welcome to the nonimmigrant visa section of the U.S. Embassy in Santiago. This section provides information on visa requirements for travelers to the United States who wish to visit, work or study for a temporary period. The type of visa required will depend on the purpose of your travel.
Please, Plan Ahead
Always be sure to plan ahead for your trip to the U.S.
Visit the Visa Wait Times for current visa appointment wait-times.
All applicants should be aware that the times given are current averages, and are subject to sharp seasonal fluctuations. Processing wait time does not include the time required for additional administrative processing or special requirements. In such cases, processing wait time will vary based on the individual circumstances of each application.
The Embassy strongly encourages applicants for nonimmigrant visas to apply well in advance of their proposed journey and to refrain from making irrevocable travel plans until the visa has been issued and they are in receipt of their passport and visa.
The Consular Section cannot accept credit card payments made at the Embassy. All credit card payments for visa services must be made via the Visa Information Center website as explained on this page.
Fraud warning for visa applicants
- ATTENTION: There are many websites that are NOT official U.S. Government websites offering visa information and services.