"Then I say the Earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its right no generation can contract debts greater than may be paid during the course of its existence"

Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban


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Visa information

Unless you are a visa-exempt national, you will need a Chile visa to travel to Chile. The Chilean government has made the process of obtaining a Chile visa easy and smooth, allowing you to apply online.

Please use the document published by the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs to determine if you need a Tourist Visa to Chile.

Keep in mind that for stays of longer than 90 days (ie. for studying and work purposes) even the nationals who are visa exempt are subject to the relevant visa.

Participants can start the process of visa request here:

If you are a visa-required national, you have to apply for a Chile visa online, and obtain it from the nearest Chilean Embassy/Consulate. The process for obtaining a Chile visa is as follows:

  1. Complete the online Chile visa application and attach electronic copies of all the required documents.
  2. After the visa is processed (and approved) submit your passport and originals of the required at the Chilean embassy or consulate stated on your online application.
  3. Pay the Chile visa fee (you only have to pay a fee if your Chile visa application is approved.)
  4. The Chile authorities review your documents and place the visa on your passport. You have 90 days to travel to Chile.


Click here to see a more detailed explanation of the Chile visa application process and requirements.

Keep in mind: You must apply for a Chile visa at least 30 days before your intended date of travel.

Please note that participants need to have an accepted paper for the conference and the conference fee settled in order to request invitation letter for visa purposes.


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