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Information Concerning VISAS

Information concerning visas
PLEASE READ ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THOROUGHLY and be sure that you fulfil ALL the requirements established by law, to avoid any delay in the process.

Fees for Transitory visas
-Tourist visa for Indian nationals: free. Others: 50 US dollars-Business visa (short term): 100 US dollars
-Visa for technicians: 100 US dollars
-Visa for Seamen: free

Passengers in TRANSIT to other destinations, who stay in the premises of the Argentine International Airport for less than 12hs, are not required to have a visa stamped on their passport.

Fees for Temporary or Permanent visas
-Temporary or Permanent Work Visa: 200 US dollars

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS (pertaining ALL types of visas)
- You must apply for a visa at the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in New Delhi, India, if your place of habitual residence is in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India -except Maharashtra-, Maldives, Nepal or Sri Lanka
(Embassy's address: F-3/3 Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057, India. Tel: (00 91) 11 - 4078 1900. Fax: (0091) 11 - 40781901). Web: www.eindi.mrecic.gov.ar)
- All visa requests from residents of Maharashtra, India, must apply at the Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in Mumbai, India (Address: Corinthian Building, 5th Floor 17, Justice D Vjas Marg Colaba, Mumbai 4000005, India. Tel: (0091) 22 - 2287 1381 to 83 / Fax: (0091) 22 - 2202 4746. Web: www.cgmum.mrecic.gov.ar)
- The Visas Department is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 to 12:00pm (for submission/collection of visa applications). The Consulate is closed on Argentine and Indian holidays.
- Visa applications are generally processed within 5 business days. However, this time frame varies depending on the type of visa requested.
- The intermediation of agents is NOT compulsory to perform paperwork and proceedings in this Consulate.
- Applications should be presented at least 3 (three) weeks before the expected date of travel
- Visa application forms ( http://eindi.mrecic.gov.ar/userfiles/Application%20Form.doc) must be duly completed and accompanied by all the required documentation.
Kindly note that visa applications with incomplete documentation will be rejected.
- A separate visa application form is required for each traveller, regardless of age.
One recent passport size photograph must be pasted on the application form.
- Intentionally submitting false information either on the visa application form itself or during the visa interview can lead to a finding of a permanent ineligibility. Never sign the application you are submitting without reviewing it first for accuracy, if you have had help filling it out.
- Authentication and translation of application materials: Intra-company transfer letters, birth and marriage certificates, police clearance certificates and letters of parental consent must be duly authenticated by the “Apostille” by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi.
Should the country where the documents originate not follow the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (presently the case of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka), the documents must be authenticated by the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- All documents must be presented in original (no photocopies or faxes will be accepted), certified by a notary and translated into Spanish.
Please note that all translations must be adequate and done by professionals.
- Kindly note that you are strongly advised not to make travel arrangements until you receive your passport with the stamped visa.
- After submitting the required documents, visa applicants will be called to come in person for a personal interview with a consular officer. This interview is mandatory by law and admits no exceptions.
- Visas’ fees (if applicable) should be paid only after having been informed of visa approval by the visa officer, who will also indicate where the bank deposit should be made. DEPOSITS are made in Indian Rupees at the conversion rate of the day
- In accordance with the relevant law of the Argentine Republic and the international practice, please note that the Consul is entitled to refuse the visa request.
- Please write to the Consular Section of the Embassy at secon_eindi@mrecic.gov.ar for additional information on visas not covered in the following sections.

FOR APPLICANTS RESIDING IN BANGLADESH, SRI LANKA, BHUTAN OR MALDIVES:
- If the visa application form and required documentation cannot be presented in person or through an agent authorized to do so, they may be sent by courier with a photocopy of the relevant pages of your passport (all other documents -except for the passport- must be in ORIGINAL; no photocopies or faxes will be accepted).
Do not, under any circumstance, send your passport by courier. Kindly note that visa applications sent by courier with incomplete documentation will not be processed or will be returned.
- Once the complete application is received, we will call you for the interview.


SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

TOURIST visas:
1. Passport or travel document: must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the intended date of entry and have at least one completely free page left for the visa.
2. A completed visa application form (available inhttp://eindi.mrecic.gov.ar/userfiles/Application%20Form.doc): ALL questions must be answered.
3. 1 recent passport style photograph
4. Evidence of funds: bank statements of the last six (6) months. Please provide original bank statements plus copies. Also copies of your credit cards.
5. If you are visiting family members or friends, an ORIGINAL invitation letter from them and a copy of their Argentine ID (DNI or Cédula de Identidad), CERTIFIED by an Argentine Public Notary and also by the "Colegio de Escribanos" (the Public Notaries’ association).
6. Ticket Reservation: Copy of the airline flight roundtrip ticket reservation (Airline copy). One way tickets will not be accepted, unless for Seafarers.
7. A letter explaining the purpose and day-to-day program itinerary of your trip, and hotel confirmation accordingly. These must also be notarized and translated into Spanish by an official translator.
8. If applicable, letter from your employer, authorizing the trip, confirming that you are currently employed by the company, for how long, as well as your wage or yearly salary.
If you own the business, please add a copy of your business’ official registration and last tax return.
If you are self-employed or a student or an applicant of any other category, a letter explaining the reasons for your visit to Argentina as well as concise program of your planned trip and all other documents/certificates related to your current occupation.
Applicants must present documents attesting their experience in their field of expertise and current occupation (documents must be notarized and duly translated into Spanish).
The above-mentioned letter or the documents must be original (no photocopies or faxes will be accepted), notarized and written in or translated into Spanish (please note that translations must be adequate and done by professionals), on company letter-head paper, signed by the person in charge and notarized.

Short Term BUSINESS Visas:
1. Passport or travel document: must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the intended date of entry and have at least one completely free page left for the visa.
2. A complete visa application form (available in http://eindi.mrecic.gov.ar/userfiles/Application%20Form.doc): ALL questions must be answered.
3. 1 recent passport style photograph
4. Evidence of funds: bank statements of the last six (6) months. Please provide original bank statements plus copies. Also copies of your credit cards.
5. ORIGINAL INVITATION LETTER FROM THE COMPANY OR CLIENT IN ARGENTINA that is requiring the applicant.
The letter must be certified by a Public Notary AND by the Notaries Association ("Colegio de Escribanos")
Any person or institution inviting someone to come to Argentina other than for tourism purposes, must be registered at the RENURE (Registro Nacional Único de Requirentes Extranjeros) at Migration Office (DNM) in Argentina.
The RENURE registration number MUST be included in the invitation letter. Without such number the invitation is not valid.
Kindly note that the person signing the invitation letter must be THE SAME ONE whose signature is registered at the RENURE.
The invitation letter from the company or client in Argentina must include: the personal details of the applicant, the purpose of his/her trip, the tasks he/she will be performing in Argentina and the exact period during which the applicant is required. The letter must also clarify if the applicant has entered Argentina in previous occasions.
The invitation letter must be written in Spanish or duly translated into Spanish, and addressed to the Head of the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in New Delhi, India.
6. LETTER FROM THE COMPANY FOR WHICH THE APPLICANT IS WORKING, confirming that he/she is currently employed by the company; for how long; as well as the applicant’s wage or yearly salary.
The letter from the company must be: original (as with the rest of the documents, no photocopies or faxes will be accepted), on company letter-head paper, signed by the person in charge, notarized and translated into Spanish.
If you own the business, please add a copy of your business’ official registration and last tax return including the check providing the corresponding payment.
7. RECOMMENDATION LETTER FROM THE RESPECTIVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE of the Indian state where the company is registered, notarized and adequately translated into Spanish.

Visas for TECHNICIANS (scientists, technicians or professionals going to Argentina to carry out detailed activities in their specific field of expertise; art. 24 H) - Disp. DNM 1170/2010). Maximum period of stay: 1 (one) month, renewable.
1. Passport or travel document: must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the intended date of entry and have at least one completely free page left for the visa.
2. A completed visa application form: ALL questions must be answered.
3. 1 recent passport style photograph
4. Evidence of funds: credit card and bank statements of the last six months. Please provide original documents plus copies.
5. ORIGINAL INVITATION LETTER from the company or client IN ARGENTINA that is requiring the applicant.
In the case of professionals attending corporate seminars/conferences/training programs, the letter should be issued by the institution located in Argentina that is organizing such activity.  In all cases, the letter must be certified by a Public Notary AND by the Notaries Association ("Colegio de Escribanos")
Any person or institution inviting someone to come to Argentina other than for tourism purposes, must be registered at the RENURE (Registro Nacional Único de Requirentes Extranjeros) at Migration Office (DNM) in Argentina.
The RENURE registration number MUST be included in the invitation letter. Without such number the invitation is not valid.
Kindly note that the person signing the invitation letter must be THE SAME ONE whose signature is registered at the RENURE.
The invitation letter from the company or client in Argentina must include: the personal details of the applicant, the purpose of his/her trip, the tasks he/she will be performing in Argentina and the exact period during which the applicant is required. The letter must also clarify if the applicant has entered Argentina in previous occasions.
The invitation letter must be written in Spanish or duly translated into Spanish, and addressed to the Head of the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in New Delhi, India.
6. Apart from the above mentioned letter, applicants attending corporate seminars/conferences must present a certificate of their enrolment in those activities.
7. LETTER FROM THE COMPANY FOR WHICH THE APPLICANT IS WORKING, confirming that he/she is currently employed by the company; for how long; as well as the applicant’s wage or yearly salary.
The letter from the company must be: original (as with the rest of the documents, no photocopies or faxes will be accepted), on company letter-head paper, signed by the person in charge, notarized and translated into Spanish.
If you own the business, please add a copy of your business’ official registration and last tax return including the check providing the corresponding payment.         
Applicants must present documents proving their experience in their field of expertise and current occupation (documents must be notarized and duly translated into Spanish).
8. RECOMMENDATION LETTER FROM THE RESPECTIVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE of the Indian state where the company is registered, notarized and adequately translated into Spanish.

Visas for PROFESSORS/SCHOLARS OF AUTHORITY. Article. 24. F)
1) The applicant must present a contract or an original invitation letter from the academic institution in Argentina that is requiring the applicant; or the Entry Permit issued by the National Migrations Office (Dirección Nacional de Migraciones), when such contract/letter has been presented before DNM
DNM Contact info: Dirección Nacional de Migraciones. Dirección de Admisión de Extranjeros, Av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Edificio 4, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires 1104, Argentina, tel.: (54-11) 4312-8661/9).
When the applicant presents an invitation letter from the institution in Argentina
The original letter must be presented.
The institution requiring the scholar must be registered at the RENURE (Registro Nacional Único de Requirentes Extranjeros) at the Argentine immigration authority (DNM).
The name of the institution and the RENURE registration number MUST be included in the invitation letter. Without such number the invitation is not valid. Kindly note that the person signing the invitation letter must be THE SAME ONE whose signature is registered at the RENURE.
The letter must be certified by a Public Notary AND by the Notaries Association ("Colegio de Escribanos")
The invitation letter must be written in Spanish or duly translated into Spanish, and addressed to the Head of the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in New Delhi, India.
In those cases in which the application is done within the framework of a valid academic or inter-institutional Agreement, the letter should mention such Agreement.
Also, the invitation letter from the institution in Argentina must include:
the personal details of the applicant,
the purpose of his/her trip,
the specific tasks he/she will be performing and
the exact period during which the applicant is required to stay.
The letter must also clarify if the applicant has entered Argentina in previous occasions.
2) The applicant must also present documents to prove his/her experience or expertise in the specific field of study or occupation.
If the applicant works for any company or institution, he/she must present a notarized copy of his/her employment contract and/or a letter from the company or institution in which he/she is currently employed. The original letter must be presented, notarized and written in Spanish or duly translated to such language.

TEMPORARY WORK visas- Art 23. A - (when there is a new employment contract, between an Indian national and a company in Argentina). Maximum period of stay: 1 (one) year
Proceedings to apply for a TEMPORARY WORK VISA are initiated before the Argentine immigration authority (Dirección Nacional de Migraciones. Dirección de Admisión de Extranjeros, Av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Edificio 4, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires 1104, Argentina, tel.: (54-11) 4312-8661/9).
The applicant needs to obtain an Entry Permit (Permiso de Ingreso) from the DNM.
Please note that requests can be submitted by a representative of the company in Argentina to the issuing authority.
After the hiring company submits all the necessary documentation required by DNM, and pays there the corresponding fee, the DNM will issue an "Acta de Notification" (which certifies the proceedings done).
Once proceedings before the DNM are concluded and the Entry Permit has been issued, what the applicant needs to bring to the Consulate to obtain the temporary work visa is:
a) A copy of the "Acta de notificación" issued by DNM
b) The employment contract CERTIFIED by a public notary AND attested by the Argentine Notaries Association (Colegio de Escribanos), signed by the hiring company.
The applicant will sign such contract before the Chief of the Consular Section.
Note that the hiring company must be registered at the RENURE (Registro Nacional Único de Requirentes Extranjeros)
c) ALL other documents required to obtain the DNM Entry Permit (ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS).
Also, the applicant will have to present:
d) A completed visa application form: ALL questions must be answered.
e) Passport: must be valid for one year from the intended date of entry and have at least one completely free page left for the visa.
f) 4 recent passport style photographs: 4cm x 4cm, white background.
g) Original birth certificate issued by a governmental authority, apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, and its translation into Spanish (by an authorized entity). The translation should be correspondingly certified. Affidavits are NOT accepted.
h) Original marriage certificate issued by a governmental authority, apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, and its translation into Spanish (by an authorized entity). The translation should be correspondingly certified. Affidavits are NOT accepted.
i) Original police clearance certificate issued by the authorities of the countries where the applicant has resided for a period exceeding one (1) year, during the course of the last three (3) years, apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. In India, the competent authority is the Regional Passport Office.
j) Sworn statement of police clearance in other countries.
- If the employee is moving to Argentina with his/her spouse and/or children, each dependant must produce the following materials, completed, signed, authenticated and translated as necessary: 1) Passport; 2) Application form; 3) 4 photographs; 4) Entry Permit; 5) Birth certificate; 6) Police records (dependants who are 18 years of age or older only); 7) Affidavit (dependants who are 18 years of age or older only) to be completed at the Consulate; 8) Parental consent form to travel and to live temporarily in Argentina (dependants who are under 18 years of age only) must be completed and signed by both parents and notarized. The signature of the notary public must be authenticated by the “Apostille”. Should the country where the documents originate not follow the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (presently the case of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka), documents must be authenticated by the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

TEMPORARY WORK visas- Arts 23. E “Personal de Traslado”
(This is the case when applicants are going to Argentina to work for an affiliate, subsidiary or branch office of the company in which they currently work). Maximum period of stay: 1 (one) year
Proceedings to apply for a TEMPORARY WORK VISA are initiated before the Argentine immigration authority (Dirección Nacional de Migraciones. Dirección de Admisión de Extranjeros, Av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Edificio 4, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires 1104, Argentina, tel.: (54-11) 4312-8661/9).
The applicant needs to obtain an Entry Permit (Permiso de Ingreso) from the DNM. Please note that requests can be submitted by a representative of the company in Argentina to the issuing authority.
After the company submits all the necessary documentation required by DNM, and pays there the corresponding fee, the DNM will issue an "Acta de Notification" (which certifies the proceedings done).
Once proceedings before the DNM are concluded and the Entry Permit has been issued, what the applicant needs to bring to the Consulate to obtain the temporary work visa is:
a) A copy of the "Acta de notificación" issued by DNM
b) A letter from the employer in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India -except Maharashtra-, Maldives, Nepal or Sri Lanka confirming that the applicant is currently employed at the company and is going to work in Argentina for a parent, affiliate, subsidiary or branch office of your local employer. The letter must be written on company letter-head paper, duly signed by the person in charge and notarized.
The letter must state the position, amount of years the applicant has been working for the company, salary and exact period during which the applicant will be sent to Argentina.
It must also be translated into Spanish by a recognized translator or translation agency, and be accompanied by a “certification of accuracy” (a signed statement by the translator that the attached translation into Spanish is true and correct).
c) The applicant's employment contract (original, with a certified copy).
d) A letter from the company's branch in Argentina stating the position the applicant will hold, the exact period during which the applicant will stay in the country and the place where he/she will perform such functions. Note that the company in Argentina must be registered at the RENURE (Registro Nacional Único de Requirentes Extranjeros) and so must the person signing the letter.
The letter must be certified by an Argentine Public Notary and also by the "Colegio de Escribanos" (the Public Notaries’ association).
e) ALL other documents required to obtain the DNM Entry Permit (ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS).
Also, the applicant will have to present
f) A completed visa application form: ALL questions must be answered.http://eindi.mrecic.gov.ar/userfiles/Application%20Form.doc
g) Passport: must be valid for one year from the intended date of entry and have at least one completely free page left for the visa.
h) 4 recent passport style photographs: 4cm x 4cm, white background.
i) Original birth certificate issued by a governmental authority, apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, and its translation into Spanish (by an authorized entity). The translation should be correspondingly certified. Affidavits are NOT accepted.
j) Original marriage certificate issued by a governmental authority, apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, and its translation into Spanish (by an authorized entity). The translation should be correspondingly certified. Affidavits are NOT accepted.
k) Original police clearance certificate issued by the authorities of the countries where the applicant has resided for a period exceeding one (1) year, during the course of the last three (3) years, apostilled by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi. In India, the competent authority is the Regional Passport Office.
l) Sworn statement of police clearance in other countries.
- If the employee is moving to Argentina with his/her spouse and/or children, each dependant must produce the following materials, completed, signed, authenticated and translated as necessary: 1) Passport; 2) Application form; 3) 4 photographs; 4) Entry Permit; 5) Birth certificate; 6) Police records (dependants who are 18 years of age or older only); 7) Affidavit (dependants who are 18 years of age or older only) to be completed at the Consulate; 8) Parental consent form to travel and to live temporarily in Argentina (dependants who are under 18 years of age only) must be completed and signed by both parents and notarized. The signature of the notary public must be authenticated by the “Apostille”. Should the country where the documents originate not follow the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (presently the case of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka), documents must be authenticated by the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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The above-stated are the REQUIREMENTS TO SUBMIT FOR A VISA TO ENTER ARGENTINA, IN STRICT ACCORDANCE TO:
1- ARGENTINE LAW ON MIGRATIONS N° 25.871, IN EFFECT SINCE 5TH JULY 2010
2- NATIONAL DECREE N° 616 DATED 3RD MAY 2010
3- DISPOSITION N° 54.618/2008 OF THE NATIONAL DIRECTION OF MIGRATIONS DATED 29TH JULY 2008
4- SPECIFIC REGULATIONS ESTABLISHED BY THE NATIONAL MIGRATION OFFICE AND THE ARGENTINE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND CULT

 

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