IBCF, global experts in international document retrievals, can assist with company and individual searches in Chile. Below are the most commonly requested searches, but please contact IBCF if you need information not listed here.

The Commercial Registry of the Greater Santiago area (Conservador de Bienes Raíces de Santiago or CBRS) located in the nation’s capital, is the repository for both property and commercial information for greater Santiago. There are four other regional registries where companies or property can be registered: Rancagua, Antofagasta, Concepcion and Valparaiso.

A good standing equivalent would be the Copia de inscripción de la Constitución de una sociedad con anotaciones marginales (con vigencia) which is a certified copy of the company’s articles with marginal notations. The certificate indicates if the company has any filings which indicate dissolution, liquidation or merger. In the CBRS index, it is also possible to search by a person’s name to determine in what companies they are partners, or if they have a filed Power of Attorney.

All CBRS certificates are issued electronically, in Spanish. Turnaround time is about 1-3 business days.

Property searches require knowing the year that the property registration was filed, as well as the file and volume information under which the property was filed. It is possible to search for a property by the name of the property owner, if you also know the year of registration, as well as the specific town/locale where the property is located. Meaning, searching for property by an owner’s name only is not an option.

Court/Litigation searches at the Chilean Supreme court, civil, appellate, collections and labor courts can be searched through the Chilean Unified Case Query. Searches are made by company or individual name and/or tax ID as applicable. Family court records are not available to third parties. Results are issued in Spanish, typically in 1 – 3 business days.

A moveable property lien search, similar to a USA UCC lien search is available for individuals or companies by their tax ID. The options are to search for current liens only, or a historical search.

A commercial background report issued by the Chamber of Commerce can be obtained which provides information on a company’s published debts, delinquencies and unpaid social security taxes.

IBCF can assist you with apostille and legalization needs in Chile also.

If you would like more information, or to enquire about a search you do not see here, please contact a knowledgeable IBCF specialist today!

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