This is the easiest long-term temporary residency visa to obtain in Chile. It is valid for the life of the contract, and after two years you become eligible to apply for permanent residency. If you lose the contract or change jobs during this time, you lose the visa and have to start over.
- Allows you to stay in Chile while working for one specific employer (although you can also work other jobs at the same time)
- If you lose the primary job, you also lose the visa
- After two years with this visa, you can apply for permanent residency
Many foreigners move to Chile to teach English. Language schools will often organize this visa for you, and may even assist you with opening a bank account in Chile. For any kind of skilled work that requires a qualification, the company will probably organise this visa for you.