Procedure of selling a BC car in Chile to fellow travellers

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#1 Sun, 01/05/2014 - 05:28

Procedure of selling a BC car in Chile to fellow travellers

We are a couple from Germany travelling the Americas since April 2013. In a few weeks we will be selling our Mitsubishi Montero Sport to fellow travellers in Santiago de Chile. The car was bought in BC, Canada in April 2013 and the registration and Title is in my name.

We now plan to sell the car to other fellow travellers from South Africa in Santiago de Chile. Therefore we want to create two notarized documents: One that states the transfer of ownership, the other allowing the new owner to drive the car in my name. The second document will be necessary because we will not be able to officially transfer the registration in BC from me to the new owner. It is very likely that the car will stay travelling around in South America and not return to North America.

We will take care that the new owner leaves Chile before the customs document expires. If possible we will try to get a new customs document (temporary importation) at the Aduana office in Santiago with the new owners name and get mine cancelled.

Is this a way that will work and does anybody have any experience with such a procedure?

Thanks for your answers and safe travels,


Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:44

did you find out ?

Hi Armin,

did you find out how to procede ? We are willing to sell our vehicle in Santiago, usually, sales are done between 2 borders, but the border between Santiago and Mendoza is a single building, and it is not easy to intercept the paper to change the name of the owner :p

How did you manage to change the name on the title in Santiago ?

Thanks a lot !



Mon, 11/10/2014 - 17:03

Selling a car with colombian plate in Chile


Hi there,

Very interested in your last post. Did it work? Can you give more details?  We will ourselves try to sell the Toyota Landcruiser we bought in Colombia in Chile with colombian plates.


Thanks for your help.





Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:04

Selling a car from Chile in Colombia

We are trying to do the opposite :), we have a car with Chilean plates and want to sell in Colombia. Is this legally possible and how do you do this? 

any information can help! 



Sun, 06/11/2017 - 16:06 (Reply to #4)

Selling a car from Chile in Colombia

Hi SilkeV,

I know it was a while ago that you posted but just wondering if you ended up being able to sell your Chilean car in Colombia?