Moving to Chile

Whether you are moving abroad for the warmer climate, job relocation, or you are a Chilian returning home after spending time in Canada, despite the distance, Chile is one of the primary destinations for people to travel and move to.

If you have decided to make the move to Chile, Huli International Movers can assist you with the door-to-door service that you are looking for, whether it is for your entire household or your car, we’ve got you covered.

International Shipping and Moving Services from Canada to Chile

At Huli International Movers, we ensure reliable, rapid, secure, and efficient shipping to Chile. We have several shipping options for you to choose from:
Sea freight 20′ or 40′ shipping container
The best way to move your car or all of your household belongings.
Air freight
The fast and efficient way to move a few boxes, pallets, or your sporting equipment.

Shipping Your Motor Vehicle to Chile

Are you considering shipping your vehicle to Chile? Many people do and there are several reasons for doing so; you would lose too much money on resale, you’re attached to it, or it’s your baby. Regardless of the reasoning, we can help. Aside from the cost of shipping, there are also Customs regulations and road safety requirements that you should be aware of.

As long as you are a returning Chilean citizen and have lived outside Chile for at least 1 year, you can import your used vehicle. All taxes and duties apply (27%).

Types of Vehicles We Ship to Chile

Car/Auto
We are trained and knowledgeable in secure auto transport services and shipping vehicles internationally.

Motorcycles
As a knowledgeable and freight forwarder in Canada, we are able to reliably ship your motorcycle internationally.

Boats and Yachts
We ensure secure and reliable boat and yacht shipping services.

RVs and Motorhomes
Our sea freight shipping services will ensure secure global shipping of your RVs and motorhomes.
All-Terrain Vehicles/ATVs
We have the knowledge and experience to facilitate shipping your international ATV shipping.

Snowmobiles
With our reliable ocean shipping services, we will ensure the security of your snowmobiles.

Jet Skis
At Huli, we offer safe and secure international jet ski shipping services.

Heavy Equipment
If you are in need of your heavy machinery or equipment abroad, Huli is able to provide secure and reliable international shipping of your heavy machinery.

Your Moving Destination in Chile

Whether you are moving to a major city such as Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Antofagasta, Rancaqua and Iquique, or anywhere in between, we have the knowledge and experience to facilitate your move to any Chilean destination.

Moving your household goods to Chile

Before moving to Chile, if you are not a Chilean citizen, you are required to have a visa to live and work there.

Chile Customs Service

Returning citizens are free of duties and taxes up to $5,000 USD depending on the length of their stay abroad.

Approximate Transit Times to Chile

Santiago/Vina del Mar/Valparaiso: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
Antofagasta/Rancaqua/Iquique: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
Air freight: 2-5 business days

These are expected average times to assist you in the planning process.

Packing Your Belongings

In order to ensure the most secure and space-efficient packing, we recommend that our professionals pack your goods for you. We use the best materials, and techniques in order to put you at ease through knowing that your goods will arrive safely. We have premium boxes and hardware, built to transport anything from flatscreens to artwork, to your fancy suit.

For your delicate and precious items, we custom-build wooden crates for maximum security. Every item moved will be export-wrapped or packed in a box. If you prefer to pack some of your goods yourself, we can provide you with the packing materials needed and a packing guide to help you with this.

Storing Your Belongings

We have storage facilities available in Chile in case you are not in immediate need of your goods. We can store your items until you need them, at which point they are easily accessible.

Insuring Your Belongings

When moving overseas, you should insure your goods in order to put your mind at ease. 80% of our satisfied customers opt into our offer of insurance.

Can my car be shipped to Chile?

s long as you are a returning Chilean citizen and have lived outside Chile for at least 1 year, you can import your used vehicle. All taxes and duties apply (27%).

Prohibited items:

  • Drugs
  • Meat
  • Used motorcycles (new motorcycles are permitted)
  • Used cars (unless imported by a returning citizen given he/she meets the same conditions)
  • Used car tires

Restricted or dutiable items:

  • Foodstuffs (only non-perishable food, canned or sealed, and in an amount limited for personal use may be imported)
  • Alcohol (adults over 18 years old may import 2.5 litres of alcohol duty free, including wine; if the amount exceeds 2.5 liters, the owner of the goods must pay duties and taxes of 27% or more)
  • Only sports firearms for hunting may be imported (a special permit must be obtained prior to shipping)

When can I expect my belongings to arrive in Chile?

In general, these are expected average times to assist you in the planning process:

  • Santiago/Vina del Mar/Valparaiso: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
  • Antofagasta/Rancaqua/Iquique: 5-6 weeks by sea freight
  • Air freight: 2-5 business days

Am I able to store my goods in Chile?

Yes, you can. We have facilities to store your goods for you from a week to several months.

Is there duty and tax that I must pay for my household goods when moving to Chile?

Returning citizens are free of duties and taxes up to $5,000 USD depending on the length of their stay abroad.

Am I able to pack my belongings myself?

Yes, you can. If you prefer to pack some of your goods yourself, we can provide you with the packing materials needed and a packing guide to help you with this.