Chile: notarial and documentary services

Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at British consulate in Santiago, Chile.


The British Consulate can provide a range of notarial and documentary services for UK nationals in Chile.

Where local notaries can provide services, the British Consulate will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently.

You must make an appointment for each service that requires your personal attendance. Please use the links after each service to make an appointment.

Before booking, make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant authority. This could be the local town hall, registry office, tax authorities, immigration office or another authority either in Chile, the UK or a third country.

Services we provide in Chile

Consular staff in Chile can:

  • administer an oath, marking of exhibits, declarations or affirmation
  • make a certified copy of a British passport

For information about documents relating to marriage, such as a certificate of no impediment (CNI) and affirmations or affidavits of marital status, please see the information on getting married abroad.

If you can’t find the service you are looking for on this page, please see other services provided by the British Embassy in Chile.

What to bring to your appointment

See the individual services below for details of supporting documents to bring. Make sure you have acceptable proof of address and identity, and payment for any fees. See the full list of consular fees.


We accept payment by credit, debit card. Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, or cash in Chilean pesos.

Proof of address and identity

For some of the appointments for notarial services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address.

We accept passports or Chilean ID (Cedula de Identidad) as proof of identity.

We accept utility bills, or Declaraciones Juradas as proof of your address.

Administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit

This service is for people who need to swear an oath, make an affirmation or make an affidavit in front of a consular officer.

The consulate will not draft documents for you. First check with the consulate what format they need and then have the document drawn up or checked by a lawyer or a qualified entity.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • the oath, affirmation or affidavit that you will swear or affirm
  • the correct fee – see the list of fees and payment options
  • proof of identity/address – see what we will accept as proof

Make a certified copy of a British passport

This service is for customers who need certified photocopies of British passports.

What you will need to bring with you:

  • the original passport to be copied
  • proof of identity/address – see what we will accept as proof
  • the correct fee – see the list of fees and payment options

Services provided elsewhere

Data protection

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.


This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy / consulate by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCDO and the British embassy / consulate will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the embassy/consulate will be accepted.

Published 4 April 2013
Last updated 31 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated 2019

  2. Information about how to legalise a document added.

  3. New Consular Appointments Booking System uploaded.

  4. First published.