Important Notice: The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) has been implemented in Chile on August 30, 2016. As a result, U.S. public documents for use in Chile are no longer subject to the legalization process. U.S. state-issued documents may be apostilled by the appropriate U.S. state competent authorities. A list of those authorities may be found here. Federal documents may be apostilled by the Office of Authentications at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Authentications. Once an Apostille is obtained, no other form of authentication may be required.
The U.S. Embassy in Santiago no longer performs routine authentication services for Chilean public documents for use in the United States. Information on obtaining Apostilles for Chilean public documents may be found on the Chilean Foreign Ministry’s website here.
Additional information on the Apostille Convention and its application may be found on The Hague Conference website’s specialized Apostille Section.