Chile – a country of records

Whether talking about the driest desert, the southernmost city, the eldest tree population, or one of the largest swimming pools in the world, there is no denying that this country has an enormous diversity to offer to its visitors. Starting from the famous Torres del Paine National Park in the south of the country to the picturesque wooden churches on the island of Chiloé, some of which became UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2000, and the busy capital Santiago, to the Atacama Desert in the north of the country. Everyone will find their favourite spot here.

Especially for immigrants, Chile has other unquestionable attractions. Chile is a rather sparsely populated country. According to an estimation from the year 2020, more than 19 million people live in a total area of 756,102 km2, which corresponds to about 25 inhabitants per square kilometre. Statistics from 2002 show that 86.59% of these live in cities, with urbanization being even more significant in the climatically extreme regions of the country.

The standard of living is certainly not the same as in western countries, but compared to other South American countries, it is at a very high level. Emigrants who value the quality of life more than luxury alone and, for whom personal freedom is a priority, will most likely feel very comfortable in friendly, helpful, and open-hearted Chile, where the clocks always seem to tick a little slower.

Immigration policy makes Chile an attractive option at first glance compared to other countries. For example, neither knowledge of the Spanish language nor any health certificates are required. However, at a closer look, the matter becomes a bit more complex. At the latest by the time of the visa application and the related submission of documents, it becomes quite apparent to everyone that the Chilean bureaucracy is by no means easy to handle. If you are convinced that you have done a good job up to this point, you will be in for an unpleasant surprise when these documents do not meet the required standard in any way. You only have five days to correct the errors. A time limit that is almost impossible to meet.

A new home country is always associated with great challenges, yet at the same time, it is certainly an enrichment to one’s life.
For young people who choose to study at a Chilean university, Chile offers a wide range of possible areas from which to choose.
Such a stay is an experience that will enrich your life in any case. It will leave its mark, no matter whether the priority is to extend one’s educational background, learn a foreign language, or get to know a foreign culture and make new friends.

The first step into Chilean working life will require some adaptations from the immigrant. However, once the initial language barrier is mastered, new aspects open up by working with new colleagues. The exchange of completely different experiences will always be a benefit for both sides.
Especially for entrepreneurs, Chile offers a number of opportunities. The market is not yet completely saturated in many sectors. Thus, the remaining market gaps leave plenty of room for the expansion of existing product ranges, offering services that do not yet exist or launching one’s own innovations.

On the other hand, people who want to spend their retirement in Chile will find benefits in the country that their home country does not provide that way. The cost of living is lower, medical care is always guaranteed by the system of public or private health insurance, and people to help in the household or even personal care can still be found.

No matter if young or old, Chile is an attractive emigration country, which will allow many people to realize their life’s dreams.