Working Holiday Visa in Chile

About this visa

3 Simple Steps to Apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Chile

This visa gives the unique opportunity for young travelers from the participating countries to work and travel in Chile for up to one year. 

Find out if you are eligible for this visa and how to apply below.

Participating countries

Chile has made Working Holiday visa agreements with the following 19 participating countries:

If you are a Citizen of Chile and are considering a Working Holiday experience in one of the participating countries above, contact the Embassy of the country in question for more information.

With this visa you can

This visa allows you to:

  • Live in Chile for 12 months
  • Work for up to six months for one employer
  • Study or train for a short period of time.
  • Re-enter Chile during the visa period

Things to note

  • Basic Spanish is a requirement for this visa
  • tertiary education is required

For Australians

  • A “Letter of Australian government support” must be obtained from the Department of Home Affairs. There is no charge for this service.


  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age at the time of applying (18 – 35 years old for Switzerland, Canada and Hungary)
  • Have a valid passport.
  • Have a basic level of Spanish
  • Have enough money to fund your stay in Chile and to buy return tickets
  • Not have dependent children
  • Police check with no previous records
  • Travel Insurance: Medical and comprehensive hospitalisation insurance for 12 months; hold medical insurance by the time of application
  •  1 Recent photo passport size (no more than 6 months old)

Note: The visa conditions outlined above are subject to change without notice.

How to apply

  • Normal processing time: 10 days
  • Visa fee: 135 USD (127 USD for New Zealanders)
  1. Collect the required documents for the visa application process. You can find the checklist here.
  2. Apply online; Click here,  and press the English flag, and then press VISA.
  3. Wait for the response and start planning your Chilean working holiday year

The immigration authority in Chile for processing Working Holiday visa's is Chilean Embassy in New Zealand.

Go to: Chilean Embassy in New Zealand

Need more help?

If you are seeking advice about Working Holiday visa's drop a comment below and we will be happy to answer any Working Holiday & Youth Mobility visa question you have! We are travellers too! 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Working Holiday Visa in Chile”

  1. Hi My name ‘s Jean Eder EUGENE. I’m from Haiti . I live in Dominican Republic and I’m really interested about the working Holiday Visa in Chile . I want to get some information about that.

  2. Hi, i want to know if you have to take a spanish test to prove your level of spanish to get a working holiday for chile?
    And if it is true that you have to make an appointment to go get the visa personally in a chilean consulate in the country you are from?
    Thank you so much

  3. Hi, if you have a working holiday visa for Chile, is there any limitations on how many times you are allowed in and out of Chile throughout the year you have the visa? I am interested in a working holiday visa for Chile but am also wanting to travel throughout South America at the same time.

    1. Hi Jake,

      There is no limit. You can travel as many times as you want to back and forth.
      It just has to been within the visa period.


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