Exercise increased caution in Chile due to civil unrest.
Reissued with obsolete COVID-19 page links removed.
Exercise increased caution in Chile due to crime andcivil unrest.
Country Summary: Street crime (e.g., muggings, pick-pocketing, theft) is common in Chile. Rates of violent crime, such as assaults, homicide, carjackings, and residential break-ins, are increasing.
Large-scale demonstrations periodically occur in Santiago and other cities in Chile. Demonstrations can take place with little or no notice, and often result in disruptions to transportation, including public bus and Santiago metro services.
Adoptions from Chile to the United States are not possible at this time. Under Chilean law, foreign adoption service providers must be authorized to provide services in adoptions from Chile by Servicio Nacional de Menores de Chile (SENAME). No U.S. adoption service provider is currently authorized to provide services in adoptions from Chile.
Chile’s Adoption Authority Servicio Nacional de Menores de Chile (SENAME)
Unidad de Adopción
Telephone: (56)(2) 398-4447 www.sename.cl
Embassy of Chile in the United State 1732 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 785-1746
Fax: (202) 887-5579 http://www.chile-usa.org
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) For questions about filing a Form I-800A application or a Form I-800 petition:
USCIS National Benefits Center (NBC):
Tel: 1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1-913-275-5480 (local); Fax: 1- 913-214-5808
For general questions about immigration procedures:
USCIS Contact Center
Tel: 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)
Last Updated: November 15, 2013
Assistance for U.S. Citizens
U.S. Embassy Santiago
Avenida Andres Bello 2800, Las Condes Santiago, Chile
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