Purchasing a Vehicle in Chile

Strictly ONLY for personnel relocating to Chile for more than 1 year.

  1. Import or purchase one new motor vehicle within the first year of Chilean residency within the limits of their total importation allowance.
  2. Pay no VAT tax (19%), (possible diplomatic discount) At time of sale pay part of the taxes foregone when originally purchased.
  3. Purchase vehicle locally, NOT OI, generally less paperwork and a quicker sale of the vehicle upon leaving Chile. 

OI License Plates 

  1. OI plates: right to request a maximum of one blue OI license plates for personal vehicles (independent of whether the vehicle was purchased with or without duty free allowance).
  2. OI plates exempt from paying annual vehicle tax (“permisode circulación”) but must have liability insurance.

Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded Rubin Observatory Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   

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