What is Inscripción consular de nacimiento en el extranjero (Consular registration of birth abroad)?
This procedure allows the descendant of a Chilean person up to the second degree, such as a daughter or grandchild, who was born outside Chile, to register their birth as Chilean before the Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificación.
Where can I apply?
The birth registration of the children of Chileans born abroad may be made at the respective Chilean consulate if the applicant is abroad or at the Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificación (if the applicant is in Chile).
In order to register, at least one of the parents or grandparents must have been born in Chile and maintain their citizenship at the time of the birth of the descendant. The applicant must certify that one of his/her parents or grandparents has obtained Chilean citizenship:
- By birth in Chilean territory;
- By Carta de Nacionación (Letter of Citizenship) or
- By “especial gracia” (special grace, when the Chilean State grants citizenship to a foreigner under certain circumstances).