Consular Procedures for Exchange Students

Exchange students who come to study at Universidad de Talca must request a Student Visa in the nearest Chilean Consulate in their home country. Please, notice that Student Visa is mandatory.
Universidad de Talca will send the Acceptance Letter to students’ home university in order to support and carry out the procedure correctly.

For further information about Chilean Consulates around the world, please visit the website:

Once in Chile, students must register their visa in the International Police Department within the first 30 days from their arrival.

International Police Office

3 Oriente N°1282, ( between 1 and 2 Norte Street) Talca.
Phone: +56-71- 2204810

Calle Rodríguez N°1041,
Phone: +56-75- 2329900

After visa registration is complete, students must obtain their Chilean Identity Card (RUT) at Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificación offices in Talca or Curicó:

Servicio de Registro Civil e Identificación


1 Poniente N°1026 (Between 1 and 2 Sur Streets)
Phone: + 56-71- 2203000 / 2203050

Calle Carmen N°560, first floor
Phone: +56-75- 2310999