National Directorate

Our National Director

Luis Eduardo Thayer

Luis Eduardo Thayer Correa

Director Nacional


Licentiate in Sociology from ARCIS University and a PhD in sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid. Between 2008 and 2016 he worked as a professor and researcher at different universities in the country.

He founded and directed the Observatorio de Políticas Migratorias (Migration Policy Observatory). He directed the formulation of the Plan de Acogida de Migrantes y Refugiados (Reception Plan for Migrants and Refugees) of the municipality of Quilicura.

He also has been an advisor to UNHCR and UNDP in aid and profiling programs for migrants and refugee visa applicants.

He was President of the Consejo Nacional de Migraciones (COSOC) of the former Departamento de Extranjería y Migración (DEM).

Palabras del Director

Leading this service is a great challenge, and entails a great responsibility to the country. One of the major concerns of citizens today has to do with migration, while our mission is to provide the best service to our users. Both issues come together in the mandate to create the best conditions for the inclusion of migrants, promoting and caring for social cohesion in the welcoming territories.

The new Law of Migrations and the Política Nacional de Migración are the tools to manage this process of inclusion, taking into account the needs and capabilities of the country. Migration can and must be a contribution to the development of our country and for this we must order, regulate, and give rationality to the management of migration".


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