Consulado General y Centro de Promoción Argentina de la República Argentina en New York Estados Unidos de América

Student Visas

 

STUDENT VISA

Argentine Immigration Authorities have set out different student visa requirements according to the nationality of the prospective students, length of studies and nature of the course. According to the Regulation 20.699/2006 there are different studies that can be pursued in Argentina: Formal and non formal studies, student and cultural exchange, partial studies or internships.

 

How to apply

 

Applications and documents 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.

Visa inquiries and appointments MUST be requested and scheduled ONLY  through the following email address: visas@cnyor.com

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.

 

Requirements

 

A) Students from MERCOSUR countries and its associate States: Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana and Suriname.

When they pursue studies lasting NO MORE THAN 90 DAYS will enter Argentina without a visa and stay as “tourists”.

When they pursue studies lasting MORE THAN 90 DAYS, they can apply for a visa directly in Argentina at the Direccion Nacional de Migraciones within thirty (30) days from the date of enrollment at the educational institution in Argentina.

They will also have to submit the additional documents in order to adjust their immigration status while in Argentina

 

B) Students from EXTRA-MERCOSUR countries that DO NOT require a TOURIST VISA to enter Argentina.

In the case of students pursuing FORMAL and NON FORMAL STUDIES lasting NO MORE THAN 90 DAYS students will enter and stay as “tourists”.

In the case of students pursuing NON FORMAL, STUDENT EXCHANGE and PARTIAL STUDIES lasting MORE THAN 90 DAYS, students will have to apply for a visa directly in Argentina at the Direccion Nacional de Migraciones within thirty (30) days from the date of enrollment.

They will also have to submit the additional documents in order to adjust their immigration status while in Argentina:

In the case of students pursuing CULTURAL EXCHANGE and/or INTERNSHIPS they will have to provide the following documents:

The educational institution in Argentina must request, in these cases, an ENTRY PERMIT ("Permiso de ingreso") to the "Direccion Nacional de Migraciones" for the foreign student pursuing either cultural exchange or internships.

Once the entry permit is issued, student must apply at the Consulate General of Argentina for a visa and he will have to submit the following documents:

1. PASSPORT. It must be valid for at least a minimum of 12 months from the intended date of entry and have at least one completely free page left for the visa.

2TWO (2) APPLICATION of FSV FORM. Notice that they MUST BE fully completed without scratches or corrections and duly signed.The form is followed a translation in pages 4 & 5.

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. CERTIFICATE OF CLEAR CRIMINAL RECORDS for PEOPLE SIXTEEN (16) YEARS OLD or OVER and as long as the legal stay applied for over SIX (6) months. They will have to provide a certificate from their country of origin or from the countries where they have lived during the past five (5) years; it must be legalized by the Hague Apostille or by the corresponding argentine Consulate abroad.

5. PARENTAL CONSENT to TRAVEL TO AND LIVE IN (Applicable ONLY for MINORS of 18 years old). It must be legalized by the Hague Apostille or by the corresponding argentine Consulate abroad.

6. PROOF OF FUNDS. They will have to provide enough financial means for their self-support and accommodation in Argentina. If accommodation is supplied by third parties, it must be accredited at the NATIONAL IMMIGRATION OFFICE after entering the country.

7. PROOF OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. It will have to be translated into Spanish and with a certificate of accuracy.

8.  FEE. A U$S 50 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.

9.  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 visas@cnyor.com. Failure in submitting the requested documents might result in a visa application refusal.

10. Applicants may be required to provide additional information.

 

C) Students from EXTRA-MERCOSUR countries that DO require a TOURIST VISA to enter Argentina.

The educational institution in Argentina must request, in all cases, an ENTRY PERMIT ("Permiso de ingreso") to the "Direccion Nacional de Migraciones" for the foreign student pursuing either formal or non formal studies.

Once the entry permit is issued, student must apply at the Consulate General of Argentina for a visa and he will have to submit the following documents:

In the case of students pursuing NON FORMAL, STUDENT EXCHANGE, CULTURAL EXCHANGE, INTERNSHIPS and PARTIAL STUDIES

1. PASSPORT. It must be valid for at least a minimum of 12 months from the intended date of entry and have at least one completely free page left for the visa.

2TWO (2) APPLICATION of FSV FORM. Notice that they MUST BE fully completed without scratches or corrections and duly signed.The form is followed by a translation in pages 4 & 5.

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. CERTIFICATE OF CLEAR CRIMINAL RECORDS for PEOPLE SIXTEEN (16) or OVER from their country of origin or from the countries where they have lived during the past five (5) years, it must have the Hague Apostille. In addition, this document must be translated into Spanish with a certificate of accuracy.

5. PARENTAL CONSENT to TRAVEL TO AND LIVE IN (Applicable ONLY for MINORS of 18 years old). It must be legalized by the Hague Apostille or by the corresponding argentine Consulate abroad.

6. PROOF OF FUNDS. They will have to provide enough financial means for their self-support and accommodation in Argentina. If accommodation is supplied by third parties, it must be accredited at the NATIONAL IMMIGRATION OFFICE after entering the country.

7. PROOF OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE. It will have to be translated into Spanish and with a certificate of accuracy.

8.  FEE. A U$S 50 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.

9.  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 visas@cnyor.com. Failure in submitting the requested documents might result in a visa application refusal.

10. Applicants may be required to provide additional information.

 In the case of students pursuing FORMAL STUDIES they will also have to provide:

BIRTH CERTIFICATE. It must be legalized by the Hague Apostille or by the corresponding argentine Consulate abroad. In addition it will have to be translated into Spanish and with a certificate of accuracy.

*** IMPORTANT: The school or educational institution in Argentina must provide prospective students with detailed information and requirements to obtain the visa and to assist them in adjusting their specific situation upon arrival in Argentina.

 

Additional Information

Visa Process

The regular visa process takes 7-10 working days.  In some cases, it will requiere 30-45 days; you will be advised in these cases. All applicants should be aware that the times given are current averages and are subject to sharp seasonal fluctuations.

Visa Collection

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.

 


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