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Chilean Immigration and Customs – Paso Río Don Guillermo | Customs and Immigration

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Last Visited: about 2 months ago
GPS: -51.259132, -72.335289
Altitude: 133.7 masl
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Cerro Castillo border crossing point.
Just next to the cafeteria.
Very quick check from Chile to Argentina. And other way around.
Open from 08:00 - 22:00h every day.

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No problem for foreigners without residence but with Chilean car to cross border here, slow but nice people.

Easy crossing, the SAG guy was really friendly but had a dog. It was impossible to smuggle some meat for Torres del Paine trekkings.

Easiest crossing into Chile so far(it's the 4th time by now.) Border open from 08:00 - 22:00 h. Everything super fast and easy, I think the SAG guy didn't feel like working, just had a quick look through the window.

Dirt road is in great shape. Good road condition could’ve due to summer weather.

Quick and easy, but I was the only one around. Had to ring the bell (only ring once!!) . They took fruit, eggs but I could eat my salami inside the building and they offered me hot water for the noodles, very friendly. In summer it can be very busy here I guess. Be aware of the very bad road conditions after where they ran out of asphalt.

Sanitary Inspection - besides the normal paperwork you have to fill in a declaration form (merchandise, money, FOOD !!!) . They check this meticulously. Searched my car and trailer for fruit , vegetable etc. - took everything away.

Friendly and effective immigration and customs office.

some officiers here don't know you can buy a Chilean car as a foreigner.
1st : he couldn't make the difference between my RUT and my passport number.

2nd : he said it was impossible I passed a border before today, and was trying for ages to figure out how I arrived in Torres Del Paine...Was quite sure I was lying and fake papers...until I asked him to check at the stamps on passport, then got mad he couldn't catch a fish and let me go.

Efficient border crossing into Chile. Usual inspection for food.

This border crossing it is open every day of the week...

Another quick and painless border crossing back into Chile. Staff not uber friendly but professional. SAG guy looked round the van and took one onion and honey. He even warned us about the winds in the park. 170KM speed winds two weeks Ago!

Showed up at 4:00 on a Friday and they said it was closed until Monday. Gate was locked. We had to go to crossing further south.
Sign on the door said it was supposed to be open 8:00 - 20:00

Very friendly guys. We were the only ones so offcourse they checked our campervan, but really nicely. Potatoes are also not allowed 🤓 cheese was fine (besides, we bought it in Chile, not Argentina) and left-over food (rice with baked vegetables) was also no problem. There is a shop really nearby in Cerro Castillo with fresh vegetables, some fruit, cheese, sausages, food in cans, freezed food and hamburgers, bread (even at 17:30), beer, juice, etc. The only shop between here and the entrance of the National Park Torres del Paine, gate Sarmiento.

Surprisedro hear officials on Argentinian side are friendlier. Our experience was the opposite. Chileans went through every single box we carried...they were not particularly friendly either...but crossed without problem.

After our episode on the Argentina side (see other entry) we made it to Chile. Everything completely professional and normal here, no issues whatsoever with My in laws rental car. SAG officer was super nice, even asked us to stay the night in front of the building and offered us, a meal, hot showers and beer!! Everything in life always balances out :) :)

Exited as foreigner with a chilean car !

1. I went to a Registro Civil to get my Certificado de Inscription y Anotaciones Vigentes (historical of the car)

2. I went to a notary with the section of the law 17 (http://www.aduana.cl) and ask him for a "declaration jurada" which states that i will bring back the car during the allowed period of 180 days.

Go to the border crossing, take the declaration jurada (1 per chilean border crossing) and the law and show the custom you know your right (always with smile 😁)

Enjoy your trip ! 🚌☁️☁️

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We crossed the border with our dutch registered vehicle. No issues there. We were searched for food items quickly by an agent, our eggs and garlic were taken (to be expected) but he didn't go through all our luggage and we were away in less than 20 mins total.

Do not miss this border crossing as we did! There are no signs that it is the border - only letters on the building and you can see them after you actually pass it. The woman just opened the barrier and let us through not asking for anything!

There are two lines - for entry and leave so dont get stuck after a bus line which stands to enter while you leave.

There is WC here!

Chile to Argentina: Three Stations at the boarder, three really nice officers. No troubles, no looking for something. All in all about 15 min (and we are carrying a dog). Relaxed crossing!

We are foreigners travelling with a chilean car. On this border the customs gave us problems, but in the end allowed us to pass.

Crossed the border with our newly registered Chilean car. It was easy to get the exit stamps for our passports at the PDI but we had some issues at the Aduana. We were told that it was not possible to exit Chile as foreigners with a Chilean car. The guy at the Aduana said it was a new rule and told us to go back to Puerto Natales to arrange our papers properly. Since we knew we got the right papers (RUT, Padron, Statement of transfer of the car - verrified by notary, Authorisation of previous owner, insurance card) we asked the friendly guy of the PDI to help us. Finally it worked. We couldn't find anything on the internet about this so called 'new rule'.

Going into Chile they took all our fresh vegetables even though we hardly had any. We had no meat. They did not take our yogurt. The most we been searched. The guy was rude, too. bummer. There is a small store after border. Yellow building. Credit cards welcome. Yes, it's Chile!

Cherro Castillo border crossing point.
The building seems to be under construction but already fully working.
Just next to the cafeteria.
Very quick check from Chile to Argentina.