Chile: Startup Chile (Startup Visa)

Startup Chile helps new businesses that would benefit Chile move there permanently by offering visas, equity-free funding, co-working space, software, services, extensive training, networking support, plane tickets, and other perks. 



Startups that are accepted into one of Startup Chile’s programs receive visas for their founders, staff, and family members, as well as equity-free funding and business support.

Forbes once called Chile the “The best country for business in Latin America,” thanks in part to its business-friendly government, low taxation, talented workforce, and low cost of living. Chile was also ranked 6th on the index for female entrepreneurs.

Combining these factors and the incredible support provided by Startup Chile, this program is a great match for businesses that hope to make a permanent home in Chile and contribute to its economy.

Internet Speed

Fixed broadband: 209.45 Mbps download/142.16 Mbps upload

Mobile: 20.27 Mbps download/12.17 Mbps upload

Cost of living

No. 65 globally 


Startup must be accepted by the Startup Chile program. To be accepted, the startup should add value to Chile and fit the local startup ecosystem.

Startup must be tech based, innovative, scalable, and make economic impact.

Visa renewal and access to 2nd round funding depends on performance and fit.

Startup Chile has three programs:


Application Process

Apply through Startup Chile.

If you are accepted, Startup Chile will give you an invitation letter and visa code.

Use these to apply for a Temporary Resident Visa from the Chilean embassy or consulate in your home country, or online. Founders named on the application and immediate family members can also apply for a visa.

Upon receiving your visa, you can travel to Chile and enroll in your program.

Documents Required

Documents required may include:

To apply to Startup Chile—

For the Temporary Resident Visa—

Other documents may be requested.

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