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Moto temporary import in Chile

I’m currently in Bolivia on a moto trip from Colombia to Chile. I am assuming that the moto which has Colombian plates will get a 90 day limit in Chile, like my visa. I am leaving Chile on 23 Sept and hoping to return at the end of Jan 24 to carry on the trip further south.
Does anyone know if it is possible to get an extension of the temporary import (ie extra 60 days) until then? Alternatively is it possible to do the same in Argentina (ie extended temporary import?).
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Hi Andrew,
it is true that you get up to 90 days for your motorcycle when entering Chile. Make sure to check on the dates. You can ask for additional 90 days online through the customs website. The process is called “Prórroga de permiso de ingreso temporal de vehículos extranjeros”
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Moto temporary import in Chile

In Argentina it is possible to get a longer TIP when you cross the border, but be sure to ask and check dates they give you. Sometimes they do this automatically, even if you don’t request it. Standard is 90 days, the longer is 8 months, as I recall. This is assuming nothing has changed since 2020 and COVID.


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Hi Andrew,
it is true that you get up to 90 days for your motorcycle when entering Chile. Make sure to check on the dates. You can ask for additional 90 days online through the customs website. The process is called “Prórroga de permiso de ingreso temporal de vehículos extranjeros”
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Thanks for that info, really helpful, I looked up the Chile aduana webpage as suggested, and will give it a go
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In Argentina it is possible to get a longer TIP when you cross the border, but be sure to ask and check dates they give you. Sometimes they do this automatically, even if you don’t request it. Standard is 90 days, the longer is 8 months, as I recall. This is assuming nothing has changed since 2020 and COVID.


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I expect to cross the Bolivia / Argentina border in the next few days so I will ask them for a longer temporary import permit. It will be a back if I can’t get an extension from Chile.
Thanks a lot for the info
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Note that you can only ask for an extension if the bike is already temporarily imported as you have to upload your TITV. I just checked my mails about when I asked for the extension for my own motorcyle in 2021. The customs webpage wouldn’t work properly and I had to do it via mail. Hope it is working now. Patience and persistence is key. Good luck and keep us updated!
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Ok Martin will do
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Just saw this post re: change in Argentina TVIP rules (8 month TVIP no longer possible). I know the OP of this post - we stored our bikes with Ed and Elisa for two years during COVID and they helped us with the interdiction process. I would assume this is reliable info.

https://www.advrider.com/f/threads/a...hange.1670377/


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Just saw this post re: change in Argentina TVIP rules (8 month TVIP no longer possible). I know the OP of this post - we stored our bikes with Ed and Elisa for two years during COVID and they helped us with the interdiction process. I would assume this is reliable info.

https://www.advrider.com/f/threads/a...hange.1670377/


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Jim and others, regarding the 8 month TVIP for Argentina:
Here is what we found as of December 2022.
"Foreigners with a Temporary Visa may
import used vehicles under temporary admission and will not be charged duties and taxes. Vehicles are only allowed temporary admission for the duration of the Visa and can be renewed upon renewal of the Visa. Vehicles must be removed from Argentina prior to the expiration of the Visa.
▪ Vehicles imported under temporary basis must keep the original plates."

Note: Argentine tourists visas are issued for 3 months.

Three of our clients have recently been denied 8 month TVIPs at borders of Argentina. This regulation may or may not be enforced at all borders. There is no way of knowing. We are actively searching for the actual legal change in regulation reported by various reliable sources to have changed in December of 2022.

We are in correspondence with the Argentine Aduana and will update.

There is good news for foreign tourists wanting to leave a foreign registered vehicle/moto in Argentina indefinitely. The vehicle/moto "interdiction" process initiated under Covid, is available and permits foreign tourists to park their foreign registered vehicle/moto indefinitely in Argentina.
The initial process takes a couple of days and the release from "interdiction" process takes about one week. The vehicle/moto cannot be ridden/moved while under 'interdiction."

Once again, there is no way of knowing the status of the 8 month TVIP at any particular border. New regulations might or might not be enforced.

I apologize for any confusion regarding this issue. It is like journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson says "You buy the ticket, you take the ride."
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Hi Andrew,
it is true that you get up to 90 days for your motorcycle when entering Chile. Make sure to check on the dates. You can ask for additional 90 days online through the customs website. The process is called “Prórroga de permiso de ingreso temporal de vehículos extranjeros”
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Hi Martin,
I have finally made it to Santiago (had to wait 5 days for the Paso Christo Redentor to reopen) and have the 90 day TIP.
I plan to apply for an extra 90 days via the on line form you told me about, but first I have a couple of questions:
Should I apply now, or closer to the end of the 90 day TIP? Now would be better as it would end speculation.
I will be leaving Chile in next week to go home (Australia) and if all goes according to plan return February 2024 to continue the trip to TdF. Does leaving Chile affect the TIP?
The reasons for the extension (accident, sickness) don’t cover the ones that they detail on the website. Does that mean I won’t get it?
If I don’t get the exension would you advise coming back as planned and heading in the direction TdF to a quiet border crossing and hope to get out without a drama?
Are you able to assist at all via your contacts with the Chilean aduana?
I really appreciate your help and advice
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Andrew
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Hi Andrew,
glad to hear that you made it to Santiago. To answer you questions:

1)I would go ahead and ask for the extension of the TVIP right away. One for the peace of mind and two because it might take some time to be reviewed and approved.

2)Your tourist visa and the TVIP are two different things. You shouldn´t have any problems to leave and return.

3)In my experience it doesn´t matter if your reason for the extension is not in their list as long as you deliver a plausible background story. Furthermore if it is you being sick then it would be an officially recognized reason and you should go and see a doctor here in Chile to provide a certificate.

4) I strongly advise against overstaying your TVIP. Fines and difficulties seem to vary but they charge you per day and in your case that would result in a very significant amount.

I also sent you a private message. Hope you can enjoy your time in Santiago a little bit. It´s fiestas patrias!

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Thanks for that info Martin, it’s really helpful. I’ll go ahead with the extension request before we leave for Australia early Friday morning. I’ll tell the truth and add that for personal reasons I need to return home, but will come back and leave Chile on or before any extension expires.
Actually I met up with my wife, son and his partner at San Pedro de Atacama (I missed their flight by a few hours as I didn’t get from Argentina to Santiago in time). We’ve had five days up here, it’s been good, and fly back tomorrow.
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Happy to help! Hope everything goes as planned and you´ll be able to continue your trip to Tierra de Fuego in february.
Ride safe!
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Hi Martin,
I got my 90 day extension of the TIVP for Chile!
I used the link you gave me, wrote a letter saying that I needed to interrupt my trip from Colombia to TdF due to personal and family reasons, and had to return to Australia.
Supplied photos of the Colombia licencia de transito, passport, and original 90 day TIVP as requested. I was also asked to detail where the moto would be stored and who would be responsible.
Approval came through the next day!
So I am happy about that, and am planning to come back to Santiago at the end of January 2024, get the Enfield back on the road to TdF and then back up some or all of the way to Colombia. Probably park it in Uruguay at this stage, as I believe they allow up to 12 months TIVP.
Thanks again for your help.
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Hi Andrew,

great to hear that your request was processed so fast and finally approved. Did you use a dedicated service to park the bike?

Have a good time and ride safe!
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