Working Holiday Visa in Chile

About this visa

This visa gives the unique opportunity for Australians, New Zealanders and Canadians to work and travel in Chile for up to one year. 

Participating countries

Chile has made Working Holiday visa agreements with the following 5 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:

  • stay in the arrangement country for 12 months
  • work for up to six months for one employer
  • study or train for a short period of time.

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 35 years of age at the time of applying 18-30 years for Australians).
  • Have a Canadian, Australian or New Zealand passport.
  • Have a basic level of Spanish
  • Have enough money to fund your stay in Chile and to buy return tickets (NZD$2,400 for New Zealanders)
  • 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. Fill out the visa application form (Here is the link for New Zealanders/Canadians)
  3. Apply online; Click here,  and press the English flag, and then press VISA.

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

Go to: Chilean Embassy in New Zealand

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  1. 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.

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