Welcome, U.S. Immigrant Visa Applicants

You are at the Official Immigrant (permanent) Visa support website for the U.S. Embassy in Chile.

Covid-19: Visa Services and Restrictions

The United States Embassy in Chile remains unable to resume routine immigrant visa services at this time. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please email SantiagoImmigration@state.gov to request an emergency appointment for your immigrant visa application.

As of July 30, U.S. Embassy Santiago is resuming certain immigrant visa services designated as mission critical, including IR1/IR2 and CR1/CR2 visa processing. If you are applying for a IR1/IR2 and CR1/CR2 and your case is ready to be interviewed, you will receive an email from the appointment scheduling system with instructions to follow to schedule a consular appointment.


Register your Consular Immigrant Visa appointment date and time or request Returning Resident support services.

Review and manage your existing Consular Immigrant Visa Appointment or Returning Resident request.

Learn more about the Immigrant Visa application process.