Postal Service Box in Chile - is it necessary for registering and buying a vehicle?

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#1 Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:52

Postal Service Box in Chile - is it necessary for registering and buying a vehicle?

We will be in Santiago in a week and looking to get a RUT, buy a vehicle, and drive south towards Puerto Montt. In some cases I have read that you are sent off with temporary docs, and the final documents for both the RUT and for a vehicle ownership registration will have to be mailed somewhere. Does this sound correct, or can most get all of the final docs all at once?

If they need to be mailed, we will be staying near Puerto Montt - is there a system similar to PO boxes that you can purchase and use that as your address? 

Thanks! 

Carissa

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 13:06

hmm

I got it delivered to the tax office and picked it up. They take up to 2 months to come though. Faster is get a notarised copy of your RUT confirmation letter and keep it safe. The card isnt strictly necessary normally.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 11:01

In order to get a RUT you

In order to get a RUT you will have to have an address in Santiago and this is where the Padron will be posted once the registro civil have done their part. You don't need that document as you can go to any registro civil and get a copy printed off for a nominal fee.

Sun, 02/14/2016 - 11:02

I meant an address in Chile not Santiago

Sorry!