Rectification of Residencia Temporal permit

What is the rectification of a Residencia Temporal subcategory or permit holder status?

This is a procedure for foreigners who have been granted a Residencia Temporal permit, but who have NOT yet downloaded their Estampado Electrónico, since they wish to:

  • Become holders of another subcategory, different from the one they were granted; or
  • Change their status from dependent to holder or vice versa.

Where do I apply for this rectification?

To apply for the rectification of subcategory or Residencia Temporal permit status, you must send the following documents to Clasificador N°8, Correo Central, Santiago:

  1. Applicant’s identification documents.
  2. Letter explaining the reasons why you wish to change your immigration subcategory.
  3. Documents required for the subcategory of Residencia Temporal or the permit holder status of which you wish to be a beneficiary.


The documents submitted must comply with the respective legalizations and be in force at the time of submission.

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