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  #106  
Old 8 Jan 2016
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Hello Travellers,

Some useful data: to buy a motorbike or accesories, the most popular place here in Santiago is the Lira street. You will need to know some spanish tough. Another good webpage to buy/sell your bike is Clasificados yapo.cl - Avisos Clasificados Gratis en Chile: Vehículos, Motos, Casas, Departamentos y otros productos., it is a popular page with a lot of bikes (and many other stuff).

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hi all,
we have just managed to get our RUT's. Can confirm that the SII office in La Florida (Avenida Irarrazavel) is still handing our RUT's without the need for a chillan resident. Only thing to what out for is you need an address in the local area, so be prepared.
Also there are a few bike shops on Avenida Las Condes that are worth looking at
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I just went to ñuñoa today to try the same, with no luck! The man at the desk was about to start the paperwork when his colleague interrupted and told me I needed to go to a Notaria with a resident!

So far I have tried Providencia (Av Suecia), Centro and now ñuñoa and all times been asked to go to the Notaria.

Now I am searching for a resident to assist, will keep you posted
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Just a few words of advice for those looking to purchase a second hand bike from a private seller in Chile:

1) In Santiago, many notaria will not be comfortable processing the sale with your temporary RUT. One notary that was willing to do it was "Maria Soledad Santos Muñoz" (just north of Plaza Constitucion in central Santiago)

2) Be sure to pick up the contract of sale before leaving Santiago, as you will not be able to claim your Padron at a Registro Civil without it. I had to wait a few days to pick this up from the notaria.

3) I tried to pick up my Padron a week after the sale was processed by the notary but was told it would take 1 month from the date of sale.

4) If you cant wait a month to pick up your Padron (I definitely wasnt hanging around) youll need a Poder from the seller to say you can leave the country on a bike that is still technically in their name. This can be done at a notaria and will cost about $3000 for a few copies.

5) After the bike has officially been transferred to your name, you can pick up the Padron from most Registro Civil.

6) Be sure to collect your permanent RUT card, youll need it to sell the bike.

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but... what if you are selling?

First off, this was a really thorough post - thanks taking the time to make it.

I'm from the Seattle, Washington and have ridden down to Santiago over the last 6 months. My plan is to ride down to Patagonia and back up here to sell the bike before fly home.

My question for you guys is: do you know the procedure for registering a foreign (read: US registered) bike in Chile? I have a commited buyer who is a Frenchman and need to know what necessary documentation is to sell the bike to him. I've looked into maintaining the US registration and transfering the title to him remotely, however after talking to the Washington State Department of Licensing it's apparent that I won't be able to do that (without a lot of creativity and paperwork via snailmail). Anyhow, I am hoping to figure this out before leaving Santiago. Do you guys know what needs to be done here? I'd seriously appreciate any pointers before I wander into a Chilean government office and asking in my broken Spanish...
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hey guys,
is it maybe easier to buy a motorbike just from another traveller? or do i have to undertake the same steps as described above? is there a thread about it? i couldnt find any.
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Buying 2 bikes in Santiago Early August 2016

Hola amigos!

Seamus here from NSW Australia. Heading over to Chile (Santiago) with a mate on the 28th July for 7 weeks and looking to buy two bikes and do some touring! Looking for dirt bike/dual sport. It's good to hear that some offices are still handing out the RUTs without the need for a Chilean resident having to vouch for you.

If anyone has had some recent experience with obtaining an RUT and can advise of areas to get one without the need for the extra step it would be greatly appreciated. Or if any of our Chilean brothers and sisters are keen to help us that would be equally awesome.

Also if anyone has a bike (or two) for sale around this time it would be great to meet up and see if we can do a deal! Or impart some advice over a cerveza or three.

Happy travels
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notario/ chilean resident

Just to confirm

for the last year you need a chilean resident (or foriegner with resident status) to sign a form with a notary stamp to say - well i'm not sure what but it means you can return to the oficina de impuestos to get the RUT after this.

office are open 9-2 weekdays
apparently the central office is more relaxed than others, you would need to use an chilean address corresponding to this municipality

address of office

santa roas #108, corner of alonso ovalle


in the process so will update on how it goes
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So for a RUT you need the following

1/ a chilean to sign your form with their RUT number and to get this stamped by notary

2/ photocopy of their residency photocard and photocopy of your passport- these have to be stamped by notary also.

3/ 2 copes of the RUT form

with this it was very simple and quick to get the RUT at the office listed above

now all I have to do is find a bike . . .
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Hi Everybody! I'm an Italian guy who will land in Chile in 12 days (1st June), I had some Italian friend in Chile, living temporarily there, but they do not have any auto/motovehicle, so they do not know how to address/help me. I've read all previous posts. My question is: may I ask them to do something in advance to help me in fasten the whole process?

Thank you!

P.s.:This thread is amazing I will sure post everything I did to obtain the motorcycle, because is fundamental for unexperienced travelers like me
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So glad this thread is still active! Thanks for all the detailed info. I have been itching to do this for years, to go to Santiago de Chile and buy a small bike to ride around the continent, ever since coming across a youtube video of a czech guy named Ondrej Jurik doing just that. I will realize the dream this fall, I am hoping to arrive in early October 2016. It would be great to connect with some of you locals and share some stories and advice on how to find a Chilean to help out with the process.
Here's hoping they don't change the rules any further in the next few months!

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here's the link to that video in case you're interested: https://youtu.be/zX4RYxah0eA
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Am i right about this. Even if you get the temp RUT the main problem is to actually find a notary who will stamp the purchase with "only" a temporarily RUT?

And is it in someway easier if you just buy a brand new bike from a dealer?
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Buy a motorcycle in Chile

Hello! Being completely new to travel in Chile, not to mention being the first time travelling outside of North America or Europe, I naturally have questions! I want to do a 3 week motorcycle trip in Chile this upcoming October, and am open to different options of how to do it. I want to determine the best option for price- rent a bike in Chile, or buy one down there and sell it after. From what I have read on the forum regarding bike purchases in Chile, there is alot of paper work involved to purchase a used bike. Is it less paperwork and therefore less time and effort to buy a new bike instead of a used one? As well, are the costs alot higher for a new bike than a used? I live in Canada, so I know the Canadian dollar will take me a long way.

As well, I am wondering if anyone has bought a bike in Chile recently, in case the rules regarding motorbike purchases have changed recently?

I have heard wonderful things about the folks on HU, and, being a newcomer to the site (altho I registered 3 years ago and this is my first time using it), am looking forward to meeting new people here, and as always, making new friends which ALWAYS leads to enriching, rewarding life experiences.

Thanks for your time!
James
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Hello! Being completely new to travel in Chile, not to mention being the first time travelling outside of North America or Europe, I naturally have questions! I want to do a 3 week motorcycle trip in Chile this upcoming October, and am open to different options of how to do it. I want to determine the best option for price- rent a bike in Chile, or buy one down there and sell it after. From what I have read on the forum regarding bike purchases in Chile, there is alot of paper work involved to purchase a used bike. Is it less paperwork and therefore less time and effort to buy a new bike instead of a used one? As well, are the costs alot higher for a new bike than a used? I live in Canada, so I know the Canadian dollar will take me a long way.

As well, I am wondering if anyone has bought a bike in Chile recently, in case the rules regarding motorbike purchases have changed recently?

I have heard wonderful things about the folks on HU, and, being a newcomer to the site (altho I registered 3 years ago and this is my first time using it), am looking forward to meeting new people here, and as always, making new friends which ALWAYS leads to enriching, rewarding life experiences.

Thanks for your time!
James
3 weeks ????

Don't buy, rent. Otherwise you will spend 15 of yours days buying/selling.

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I agree - renting tends to be cheaper for the first five or six weeks.
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