Consulado General y Centro de Promoción Comercial en NUEVA YORK

Work Visas

 

 

 

WORK VISA

 

Foreigners residing within our jurisdiction holders of an employment contract issued in Argentina for a period of at least one year going to Argentina to perform an specific job, and personnel or members of a Staff of a Foreign Trade or Industrial Company being transferred from to its Subsidiary (or a third Company) to Argentina, may apply for this Visa at this Consulate.

 

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

 

The company in Argentina must request an ENTRY PERMIT ("Permiso de ingreso") to de Direccion Nacional de Migraciones (DNM) for each hired or transferred employee.

Once the ENTRY PERMIT is issued, the applicant must apply for the visa at the Consulate General of Argentina in New York and will have to submit the following information:

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

2ONE (1) 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.  THREE (3) CURRENT PHOTOS:  full front view, color with white background, 1 ½ x 1 ½ inch, and uncovered head without glasses.

4PROOF 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. CERTIFICATE OF CLEAR CRIMINAL RECORDS for PEOPLE SIXTEEN (16) YEARS OLD or OVER from their country of origin or from the countries where they have lived at least one (1) year during the past three (3) years, it must have the Hague Apostille or duly legalized by the corresponding Argentine Consulate. In addition, this document must be translated into Spanish with a certificate of accuracy.

Police records must be written on official letterhead paper and duly signed by the police officer in charge. Unless otherwise stated, police records expire after 60 days of issuance. Police records that have already expired at the date of visa application submission will not be accepted. Should an arrest or conviction appear on your police records certificate, the approval by the Argentine immigration authority will be necessary to issue the visa. An additional detailed report may be required.

6. BIRTH CERTIFICATE. It must include your parents’ names (Request a “long form” when applying for the birth certificate). Only certificates issued by a governmental authority are acceptable. In addition, it must be legalized by the Hague Apostille or by the corresponding argentine Consulate abroad and it will have to be translated into Spanish with a certificate of accuracy.

7. EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT / INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFERS. The contract must be signed by the employer in Argentina, duly certified and authenticated by a Notary Public (“Escribano”) and authenticated by the “Colegio de Escribanos” and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Argentina. The employee must sign the contract in the presence of the Consul.

In the case of "Intra-company transfers": must present a letter from the employer in USA confirming that the applicant is currently employed at the company and he/she is going to work in Argentina for a parent, affiliate, subsidiary or branch office of his/her USA employer. The letter must be written in -or translated into- Spanish, on company letter-head paper and duly signed by an authorized person of the company. This letter must be authenticated by a Notary Public and county clerk.

If presenting a contract of employment, there will be a fee of US$ 60 for consular certification of the employee’s signature.

8. MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (If applicable). Only certificates issued by a governmental authority are acceptable. They must be authenticated by the Hague Apostille or by the corresponding argentine Consulate abroad and they must also be translated into Spanish by a recognized translator or Translation agency, and be accompanied by a “certification of accuracy”.

9. SWORN STATEMENT of lacking police records and/or penalties of national or international nature to be signed at this Consulate. Download here

10. FINGERPRINT FORMS: To be filled out and completed at this Consulate the date of the appointment.

11. ENTRY PERMIT already issued by the Direccion Nacional de Migraciones (DNM) and available at the Consulate (one per each applicant).

12. FEE. A U$S 250 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.

If presenting a contract of employment, there will be a fee of US$ 60 for consular certification of the employee’s signature.

13.  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.

11. Applicants may be required to provide additional information.

Requirements for dependants of a work visa applicants

 

If the employee is moving to Argentina with his/her spouse and/or children, each dependant must submit the following documents, completed, signed, authenticated and translated as necessary:

  1. Passport
  2. Application form FSV
  3. Three (3) photographs.
  4. Proof of immigration status in the U.S.
  5. Birth certificate.
  6. Parental Consent (If applicable)
  7. Police records (dependants who are 16 years or older only).
  8. Sworn Declaration (dependants who are 16 years or older only).
  9. Fee: US$ 100 for each applicant.
  10. Entry Permit (to be requested in Argentina and printed at the Consulate)

 

Additional Information

Authentication and translation of documents

Intra-company transfer letter, birth and marriage certificates, police records and letter of parental consent (belonging to the principal and dependants when applicable) must be authenticated by the “Apostille(Where can I get an apostille?). Should the country where documents originate not follow the Hague Legalization Convention, they will have to be sent to the Argentine consulate in that country for authentication.

The contact information of all Argentine consulates in the world is available (in Spanish) through the Argentine Foreign Ministry’s Webpage (click on “Representaciones argentinas”).

 All documents must also be translated into Spanish by a recognized translator or translation agency, and be accompanied by a “certification of accuracy”. All documents and translations must be original.

Visa Process

The regular visa process takes 7-10 working days.  In some cases, it will requiere 25-30 days; you will be advise 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 prepaid, self-addressed return envelope. We ONLY accept FEDEX or USPS. 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 once the documentation was delivered or sent by the Consulate.

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