How to apply
Documents and applications will have to be submitted in person the date of the visa interview. The visa department will hold visa interviews on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00 to 12.30 AM. The Consulate will be closed on Argentine and US holidays. For visa inquiries or to make an appointment send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Consulate strongly encourages applicants to apply at least 30 days in advance of their proposed journey and to refrain from making irrevocable travel plans until the visa has been issued.
BUSINESSMAN VISA (including participation in TRADE FAIR and EXHIBITIONS)
The countries in this list DO NOT require business visa when travelling to Argentina for that purpose.
If your country IS NOT listed above please request an appointment to email@example.com . The applicant should submit in person the following information on the date of his interview:
1. PASSPORT or TRAVEL DOCUMENT: it 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. TWO (2) APPLICATION FSV FORMS. Notice that they MUST BE fully hand-written filled out without scratches or corrections and duly signed. The form is followed by a translation in pages 4 & 5.
Individuals holding passports issued by the following countries should apply for a Travel Certificate at least 15 days prior to travelling to Argentina:
Kosovo, Nauru, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Taiwan, Tonga and Tuvalu.
3. TWO (2) CURRENT PHOTOS: full front view, color with white background, plain matte paper, 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch, and uncovered head without glasses.
4. PROOF OF THE IMMIGRATION STATUS IN THE U.S.A. Submit original and copies of your immigration status in the USA. (Ex.: Alien Registration Card, Advance Parole Document, valid visa, valid forms I-20, etc).
5. RETURN FLIGHTS ITINERARY. It is advisable that you do not purchase non-refundable airline tickets to Argentina before the visa is granted. Purchase is not mandatory but failure to provide the reservation will result in visa application refusal.
6. HOTEL RESERVATION. Provide hotel reservations for the whole stay in Argentina.
7. PROOF OF FUNDS. Submit bank statements for the last six months.
8. IN ADDITION, YOU WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
a) Letter from your employer in the US in ORIGINAL written in or translated into Spanish on a company letter-head paper. The letter sample can be used for that purpose. Download business letter sample
***The letter will have to be signed by the person in charge, (other than the applicant), notarized, and the notary public's signature certified by the County Clerk. ***
b) Letter of invitation from the host organization or business in Argentina in ORIGINAL confirming the purpose and duration of the trip, full name, address and telephone numbers of all persons to be contacted in Argentina. The letter must be written in Spanish on company letter-head paper.
***Important: The signature of the employee’s company in Argentina must be registered at the Registro Nacional Unico de Requirentes de Extranjeros (RENURE). The company inviting foreign citizens to Argentina should indicate in the invitation letter the company’s registration number at RENURE.
If the applicant is going to a Trade Fair or Exhibition, he must submit the registration on the fair or exhibition to which is going to attend.
c) If you own your business, a COPY of your business’ official registration and last year tax return.
9. FEE. A U$S 100 fee will be applied and shall only be paid by money order to the “Consulate General of Argentina in New York”. We do not accept cash or checks.
For Nationals from India and Morocco the business visa is free of charge. For those who require a travel certificate the fee will be $120 (See number 2).
10. VISA INTERVIEW. All visa applicants are requested to appear in person for an interview with a consular officer.
Once you collect all the information required for the application you must request an appointment for the visa interview to firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure in submitting the requested documents might result in a visa application refusal.
11. Applicants may be required to provide additional information.
The regular visa process takes 7-10 working days. In some cases, it will require up to 25-30 days. You will be advice in these cases. The expedited visa process takes 2 working days and requires the payment of an additional fee U$S 40 that should be added to the corresponding Consular Visa Fee. All applicants should be aware that the times given are current averages and are subject to sharp seasonal fluctuations.
Passports with the stamped visa can be picked up in person or using a pre-paid, self-addressed return envelope. You are advised to keep a record of your special delivery services so that you can track your documents down. The Consulate shall not be responsible for delays or loss of documents incurred by the Post Office or the carrier once the documentation was delivered or sent by the Consulate.