Application for pronouncement

What is an application for a pronouncement?

This is a procedure that can be completed if you have doubts regarding your citizenship. By virtue of the power established in Art. 157 No. 9 of Law No. 21.325 of Migración y Extranjería, the Servicio Nacional de Migraciones (SERMIG) may declare whether you are a foreigner or not.

For example, if you are a person born in Chile and registered in the Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificación (Civil Registry and Identification Service) as a “Hijo de Extranjero Transeúnte” (Child of a foreigner not residing in Chile), and you have doubts regarding this condition, you can submit an application for SERMIG to pronounce about your case.

Where can I apply for a citizenship pronouncement?

Applications for a pronouncement is initiated on the Portal de Trámites Digitales of SERMIG, by logging in from within the national territory.


  1. Complete birth certificate of the person whose citizenship is being consulted.
  2. Documents showing that the applicant's father and mother were not a temporary visitor (transient) at the time of birth because they intended to reside in Chile:
    • Travel report issued by the Chilean International Police.
    • Residence application, residence permit, lease/work contract, utility bills, third-party affidavit, etc.

How do I submit the application?

* Spanish only.

Can I apply by mail?

Yes, you can. To do so, you must follow these instructions:

  1. Download and complete the application in block letters.
  2. Write your first name and surname as it appears in your passport or identification document.
  3. Send by certified mail to: Servicio Nacional de Migraciones, Departamento de Nacionalidad, Clasificador Nº 8, Correo Central, Santiago.
  4. The response to this presentation will be sent to your home address.

Sign up and schedule an appointment!

To schedule an appointment, log in with your username and password from the SERMIG’s Portal de Trámites Digitales. If you don’t have one, you can create it.

Scheduling an appointment is available in all regional offices in Chile. Remember that you can only make one reservation at a time!

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