We recently learned that the Civil Registry decided to cancel a tender for identity cards and passports with the Sino-German consortium Aisino-Mühlbauer. This is because, they argued with the government, it could affect Visa Waiver Program.
The above tender promised to be able to reach ID cards and passports from the civil registry Cheaper, so the news had high expectations for the Chileans.
What is the Chile visa exemption?
The US Visa Waiver Program, commonly known as Visa Waiver Program (VWP for its English acronym), citizens of certain countries, members of this program, are allowed to enter the North American country.
This is for reasons Tourism, business and transit, allowing them to stay for a maximum of 90 days.
But the best part is that it is not necessary to have a visa, but a visa Electronic Travel Permit.
How does the US travel program work?
First, you must apply for a travel permit through ESTA . system (Electronic System Travel Permit) or the Electronic Travel Permit System.
It belongs to the US Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection and is used to identify Visitor Eligibility Who go to the country through visa exemption.
Through your websiteApply for a travel permit, answer all mandatory questions and pay A total of 14 dollars (about 11,600 Chilean pesos) with a credit or debit card.
What to do if the application is not approved?
The response to the request is answered within a maximum period of 72 hours and can be approved or rejected.
If approved, you will receive an authorization code that allows you to travel to the United States for two years.
you will need Round trip ticket to and from the United States. If this happens, the airline will not board you.
On the other hand, if they do not authorize an extension visa exemption, You can apply for a B1/B2 business and tourism visa through a US consulate and pay a Total $160 (132 thousand Chilean pesos).
What are the requirements to apply for an ESTA?
You must be a holder of an electronic passport, apply for a travel permit through the system, and pay the $14 that we mentioned above.
If you want to review more information about Visa Waiver Chile, you can Check it out on the site Ministry of Foreign Relations.