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Chile (CHL)

What's in this article?
  1. Chile International Moving Services
  2. How Much Does It Cost To Move To Chile?
  3. Insurance
  4. The Shipping Route
  5. Moving To Chile Cost & Time Examples
  6. Import Duties Levied By Chilean Customs
  7. Regulations Enforced By Chilean Customs
  8. Paperwork Required By Chilean Customs
  9. Import Duties Levied On Your Vehicle
  10. Paperwork Required For Your Vehicle
  11. Tips On How To Make Your International Move Easier
  12. Why You Need A Professional Moving Company When Relocating Overseas
  13. How To Find The Best International Moving Company
  14. Our Chile International Moving Services
  15. Why A-1 Auto Transport?
  16. Get Moving!
International Moving Services In Chile

Chile International Moving Services

Changes in an industry or a person’s life may cause them to relocate and move their belongings to a different country. Professional moving companies are able to provide services to individuals or companies requiring such transportation services. If you are considering making a move to Chile, you may seek the services of a company that provides international moving services. You will be able to ship your office inventory, household goods, or ship your car to Chile in a stress-free manner.

How Much Does It Cost to Move to Chile?

The cost of moving internationally to Chile can range anywhere from $2,000-$12,000 depending on a variety of factors such as the size of move, total distance, route, transportation method, and current market trends.

Chile is a narrow country located on the western edge of the South American continent. Shipping to the country can have varying costs, depending on many factors. For example, moving the contents of a two-bedroom flat to Chile might cost $3100, but it can also be as high as $9,600.

Moving insurance and the path that the shipping company will take are just two of the many variables that affect shipping costs.

Insurance

Insurance is a major part of moving and the type of insurance you get affects the moving cost, especially when you want more than the basic insurance.

Basic insurance usually provides little coverage for your things and might not lead to any reimbursement if they are damaged or lost. Especially if they will be transported over long distances, it is better to have proper coverage for your items.

Find out what the insurance policy of the company you want to hire is and then ask for a breakdown of what proper insurance will cost.

The Shipping Route

The shipping route the shipping company will take will determine how much you pay for shipping.

There are times when the shipping route is very busy due to high demand. A high demand might cause you to pay more, depending on the situation. On the other hand, if there is very little traffic on a shipping route, the shipping cost will also be high because fewer customers will have to share the total cost.

A shipping route can also incur higher shipping rates because of security. If a route is less safe than others, the moving rates will be higher.

Moving to Chile Cost & Time Examples

To/From 2BR 4BREstimated Time
Miami to Antofagasta$3,100- $5,300$5,800- $9,6003-6 weeks
New York to Santiago$3,200- $5,400$6,000- $9,9003-6 weeks
San Jose to Santiago$3,300- $5,500$6,100- $10,2003-6 weeks
Detroit to Santiago$3,600- $6,000$6,700- $11,0003-6 weeks
Dallas to Santiago$3,700- $6,100$6,800- $11,3003-6 weeks
Las Vegas to Santiago$3,800- $6,400$7,000- $11,7003-6 weeks
Phoenix to Santiago$4,000- $6,700$7,400- $12,2003-6 weeks
Memphis to Santiago$4,000- $6,700$7,300- $12,0003-6 weeks
Chicago to Antofagasta$4,100- $6,800$7,600- $12,3003-6 weeks
Denver to Antofagasta$5,300- $8,700$9,500- $15,6003-6 weeks

*Please note that these estimates do not include taxes, customs fees & duties, insurance & quarantine inspections. They assume easy access to both pick up and drop-off addresses and do not allow for special items such as pianos.

Estimated Weight (based on home size): 1BR=2600 lbs - 3900 lbs 2BR=3900 lbs - 5200 lbs 3BR=6500 lbs - 9100 lbs 4BR=9100 lbs - 14300 lbs 5BR=11700 lbs - 19500 lbs

Import duties levied by Chilean customs

If you’ll be entering Chile under a temporary Residence Visa or Work Visa - then certain conditions must be met to qualify for duty exemption. You must be working in the country for a minimum of one year. A value limit of $5,000 FOB also applies, for shipments of used household belongings. If your shipment falls under this limit, then you’ll only pay 1% tax - and import duty will be waived altogether (1).

For any portion of your shipment that is over this $5,000 FOB limit, you’ll pay the standard import duties. Keep in mind that this limit is not per shipment, but a strict total that applies no matter how many shipments you bring into Chile.

Rules And Regulations Enforced By Chile Customs

Regulations enforced by Chilean customs

If you wish to be granted duty exemption, then you must bring your household goods into Chile no later than 120 days after relocating (2).

Paperwork required by Chilean customs

You must provide your passport and Bill of Lading or Air Waybill. A detailed packing list and a separate inventory (with values included) is also required. A Work Visa good for a minimum of one year is also needed, to bring your items into the country (3). If a destination agent or shipping company (like A1 Auto Transport) will be acting on your behalf during the clearance process - then a Power of Attorney should also be submitted (4).

Import duties levied on your vehicle

You won’t be permitted to import your used vehicle, unless you have diplomatic status or are a foreign official. Otherwise, only new vehicles can be brought into Chile by foreigners - and duty exemption isn’t possible. The current duty rates aren’t listed by the trustworthy sources consulted, so contact customs to learn what fees your shipment will incur (5).

Paperwork required for your vehicle

When shipping your vehicle to Chile, you’ll need to give customs your passport and Original Bill of Lading or Air Waybill. Documents proving your ownership of the vehicle are also required. The purchase receipt or invoice and a Vehicle Identification Certificate must also be shown. You’ll be asked to provide a Cost Certificate and tax receipt as well, along with an International Police Certificate (6).

Additional paperwork and regulations will apply, to both your household goods and vehicle - so be sure to speak with customs before going ahead with your international move.

Tips on how to make your international move easier

Relocating is not an easy task to undertake but you may use the following tips to make your move easier:

  • Conduct research on your move and all that is related to it. Search for the best international moving company that will cater to your needs and offer you with reliable and affordable Chile International Moving Services. The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) also has resources that you may find useful.
  • Prepare and package your valuables in a manner that makes their handling and storage easy. You may use packing supplies that suit the nature of your goods. Crating is also possible.
  • Good preparation and presentation of your documents will make the processing stage swift.
  • Liaising with the moving company will ensure that your pick-up and delivery details are well communicated and acted upon. Paying the bill in good time also ensures that you will have your request acted upon soonest possible.
International Shipping Companies In Chile

Why you need a professional moving company when relocating overseas

Making an international move to Chile involves a lot of tasks that you may not be familiar with. You may also be moving to a locality that may require you to store your goods in a warehouse before you pick them up. Hiring a professional moving company gives you the benefit of having a stress-free move. They will be able to pack, transport and unpack your valuables. They also have warehouses at strategic locations and will be able to provide you with storage space.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods internationally. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

How to find the best international moving company

When you are searching for a moving company, the best option would be one that will meet your expectations and hopefully exceed them. To get one that would match your budget, request for quotes and then compare the estimate costs. Find out if they are qualified and certified to carry out Chile International Moving Services. It is also important to check if they possess the BBB Certification and credentials from the America Moving and Storage Association. The moving company’s ratings will be an indicator of their performance. It is also important to find out if they offer insurance to third parties.

Our Chile international moving services

  • Packing/unpacking: Our packing supplies can store your goods, large or small.
  • Commercial moving: Your business has to go on, even at Chile and we are capable of assisting you.
  • Office moves: We have facilities and the expertise to move your inventory to your new office.
  • Apartment moves: We know you are looking forward to relax at your new home. Leave all the work to us!
  • Planning and preparation: We are here for you and will guide you on the steps, from start to finish.
  • Visa and immigration services: We offer guidance on how to acquire these important documents for your big move.
  • Housing assistance: Moving from house-to-house need not break your back. Our team is dedicated to help you have a smooth move.
  • Family services: From your home to your home-away-from-home, we are here to help relocating families.
  • Auto transport services: No vehicle is too big for us to transport. We can also guide you on how to save more on this move.

Why A-1 Auto Transport?

A-1 Auto Transport Inc is the best compared to the rest and we have stood the test of time. We have been in the moving industry for over 20 years. Our and professional team is also available on a 24/7 basis. We are so confident that you will enjoy our Chile International Moving Services and are willing to send a free quote to you.

Get moving!

Please fill out the form at the top of the page. Do not hesitate to give us a call on 888-509-3213; day or night, our team is there to offer you with the support you require. Alternatively, you may reach out to us using the contact details included here. We look forward to hearing from you!

SOURCES:

(1)

http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3487

(2)

Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Chile” page.

(3)

http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3487

(4)

Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Chile” page.

(5)

http://www.iamovers.org/ResourcesPublications/CountryGuides.aspx?ItemNumber=3487

and

Found on Atlas Int’l “Importing Personal Property Into Chile” page.

(6)

https://www.a1autotransport.com/ship-car-to-Chile/

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