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    Chile, a remarkable country stretching along the western edge of South America, boasts over 6,000km of coastline along the Pacific Ocean. Its capital, Santiago, is nestled in a valley surrounded by the majestic Andes Mountains and the Chilean Coast Range. The city’s Plaza de Armas, lined with palm trees, features a neoclassical cathedral and the National History Museum. The expansive Parque Metropolitano offers a range of amenities, including swimming pools, a botanical garden, and a zoo.

    Moving to Chile entails navigating the complexities of an international relocation. By choosing Iconic Relocation as your trusted partner for your move to Chile, you can rest assured that your belongings will arrive safely, undamaged, and in a timely manner.

    Understanding the challenges of bureaucratic processes, Iconic Relocation takes care of all the necessary paperwork, meticulously reviewing it multiple times to minimize any potential issues at your final destination. All we ask is for you to be present at customs to release your shipment, allowing us to deliver it directly to your new residence.

    At Iconic Relocation, we pride ourselves on being the most well-equipped company to handle the packing, loading, transfer, and delivery of your belongings to Chile. Our professional packers possess extensive training and experience in preparing your items for international journeys, taking into account unpredictable factors such as changing weather conditions.

    With years of successful experience, Iconic Relocation always prioritizes your best interests. Our team comprises highly professional and honest individuals who are committed to providing exceptional service. When it comes to moving to Chile, you can trust Iconic Relocation to make your relocation a seamless and hassle-free experience.

    We offer moving services from various locations in the US, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, and Texas. We provide comprehensive moving and relocation services to Santiago, Valparaiso, and other beautiful cities in this captivating country.

    why choose Iconic Relocation for your move to Chile ?
    • Expertise and Professionalism: Our team consists of highly skilled professionals who specialize in international moves and relocations. With their extensive knowledge and experience, we guarantee a seamless and stress-free moving process for our clients. You can rely on our expertise to handle every aspect of your move efficiently and effectively.
    • Global Reach: Our services extend across the globe, offering comprehensive relocation solutions to a wide range of destinations. Wherever your new home may be, our vast network of agencies in 186 countries ensures reliable support throughout your entire move. We have the global coverage necessary to make your relocation a success.
    • Customer Satisfaction: Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction sets us apart. We take great pride in our track record of achieving 100% customer satisfaction. Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional service, catering to your unique needs and preferences. Our reputation for excellence speaks for itself.
    • Tailored Approach: We understand that each move is unique, and we believe in providing tailored solutions to meet your specific requirements. Our team works closely with you to design a customized plan that addresses all aspects of your move. From packing and logistics to transportation and unpacking, we ensure a personalized approach for a smooth and successful transition.
    • Reliability and Trustworthiness: When you choose our services, you can have complete confidence in the reliability and trustworthiness of our team. We treat your belongings with the utmost care and attention, prioritizing their safety and security throughout the entire moving process. With us, you can experience peace of mind, knowing that your cherished possessions are in capable hands.

    Used Household Goods and Personal Effects Required Documents:

    • Copy of passport
    • Valid non-citizen work visa (minimum 12 months validity)
    • Bill of lading (OBL) / air waybill (AWB)
    • Packing list
    • Valued inventory
    • Exemption form from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (for diplomats)
    • Travel certificate showing inbound and outbound travel dates obtained in Chile (for returning citizens)

     

    Additional Information:

    • All shipments are subject to physical inspection by Customs and the Agricultural Office (SAG), which may cause delays in clearance.
    • New household goods are generally assessed a 6% duty over the cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) value, plus a 50% surcharge on used goods if no exemptions can be applied.
    • A value-added tax (VAT) of 19% is applicable over the CIF value.
    • Customs valuation of household goods considers depreciation for use and must be comparable to the value of similar items in the country of origin.
    • Returning citizens are exempt from duties and taxes up to USD 5,000, depending on the length of their stay abroad.
    • Non-citizens with a temporary residence visa or work visa of at least 12 months can import up to USD 5,000 of used household goods and personal effects, subject to a nominal tax of 1% over the CIF value.
    • Under-bonded storage at the personal residence is possible if the visa is still in process.
    • Definitive importation of goods must be completed within 90 days.
    • Diplomats and international officials are exempt from import duties and taxes on household goods, requiring an exemption form from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • All wood packing and items must comply with ISPM 15 standards. In the absence of prior treatment, the Agriculture Office may order complete fumigation (wood furniture is exempt).

     

    Motor Vehicles Required Documents:

    • Sales contract / commercial invoice
    • Certificate of title
    • Original bill of lading
    • Sworn declaration of the vehicle’s description
    • Fumigation Certificate (for cars shipped from the US to Chile)

     

    Additional Information:

    • The weight and freight amount of household goods, including the vehicle, must be listed on the original bill of lading.
    • The car’s description and number of pieces must also be included.
    • Import of new cars is allowed, subject to all applicable duties and taxes.
    • Import of used motorcycles is strictly prohibited.
    • Import of used cars is strictly prohibited, except for returning citizens who have stayed abroad for over 12 months. In such cases, all duties and taxes apply (27%).
    • Foreign diplomats and international officials can import automobiles duty and tax-free.
    • Chilean diplomats have the option of monetary compensation if they choose not to import a vehicle or can import a new car if the owner pays all duties and taxes.

     

    Pets Required Documents:

    • International vaccination certificate (for dogs and cats)
    • Veterinary health record
    • Pro-forma invoice

     

    Additional Information:

    • There is no quarantine period for pets.
    • Pets can be retrieved from Customs immediately upon arrival.
    • Agents must be informed in advance of the arrival date and flight to assist with the clearing process.

    Note: Check with the destination agent for any additional permits required by the Agricultural Office (SAG) when shipping other types of pets.

     

    Restricted/Dutiable Items:

    • Only non-perishable food (canned or sealed) limited for personal use may be imported.
    • Adults over 18 years old can import 2.5 liters of alcohol duty-free, including wine. If the amount exceeds 2.5 liters, duties and taxes of 27% or more must be paid by the owner of the goods.
    • Only sports firearms for hunting may be imported with a special permit obtained prior to shipping.

     

    Prohibited Items:

    • Drugs
    • Meat
    • Used motorcycles (new motorcycles are permitted)
    • Used cars (unless imported by a returning citizen who meets the same conditions)
    • Used car tires