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adamhos
5/21/2013 11:53 EST

I'm looking to move to Chile (residency) from the US and looking for the best way to do it. I'm looking to move around August.

I have a job in the US which I will continue to hold while living in Chile. This is what is making it hard to decide what to do. I won't have a job contract there.

Will my US job be enough to be able to get a retirement visa, or will I have to take another approach? Also how will taxes work? It seems like the tax treaty between the US and Chile is stalled.

suziehammond
5/21/2013 14:50 EST

Have you visited here b4? How's your Spanish?
You can still apply for your visa from within the country at the moment. Tax treaty is fine and you get a local US accountant. (There are several) A retirement visa will require a substantiated income of about 1400US per month. Then you can work, start a business, or whatever here as you will have a visa that allows this.

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adamhos
5/21/2013 14:57 EST

Yes, I've been there for about 6 months during the last year.

Thanks for the info! If that's all it requires for income, I will be ok. I already have a place to live, and such. My Spanish is bad, but I am learning, I didn't have any issues doing basic things. My girlfriend helps me with anything more than that (Chilena)

suziehammond
5/21/2013 23:52 EST

You sound good to go! Maybe we will meet up at some point. :)

bronco
6/13/2013 08:52 EST

very complicated questions and you don´t give enough details as to what your position will be here and what your expenses will be in the U.S. as well as here. If you are employed here you will pay taxes here and may not receive the same benefits (deductions) as the U.S. Aside from the cost of living ( which is similiar to many U.S. cities , we are ranked as the fifth most polluted city in the world according to the U.N. report. The tax treaty with the U.S. is complicated and not moving forward quickly.

TaxTodd
8/26/2013 19:01 EST

Looks like I'm a little late to the party, but I help on the tax and corporate side of cross-border moves. Feel free to PM me if you need more info...

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bronco
8/29/2013 12:43 EST

you should be aware of several things that most people won´t mention and some are. First we have a problem with crime , probably mostly drug related and many criminals are arrested and released. Next it appears that if there are zoning laws they often are överlooked¨and someone can open a bar or disco next to a private home and the authorities do nothing except ignore your complaints. Next building can be a nightmare and renting also has some drawbacks. BUt aside from that we have an excellent symphony orchestra, ballet and limited theater. The rule is to get an attorney approved by your embassy, sign nothing until he reads it and buyer beware.

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