Chilean citizens no longer require a visa to visit Canada.
This means that Chilean visitors and businesspeople can now stay in Canada for up to six months visa-free, which is consistent with all other visa-exempt travellers.
A recent visa policy review found that Chile meets Canada’s criteria for a visa exemption. This decision is based on a comprehensive assessment that evaluated a number of criteria. These include socio-economic indicators, migration trends, the integrity of travel documents, safety and security issues, border management, human rights, as well as bilateral relations.
The visa exemption will further deepen Canada-Chile relations and lead to increased tourism, as well as increased trade and economic opportunities. In 2013, 10,500 Chilean citizens were issued a visa to visit Canada and approximately 31,000 Canadians visited Chile during the same period.
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Source: CIC Notification Nov 22 2014: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/notices/2014-11-21a.asp