Consulado General y Centro de Promoción en Nueva York

Private Income / Retiree Visa

How to apply

Visa documents will have to be submitted in person on the date of the interview. The Visa Department will conduct interviews, requested by appointment, on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.00AM to 12.30 PM.  The Consulate will be closed on Argentine and US holidays.

Visa inquiries and appointments MUST be requested ONLY through the following email address:  visas@cnyor.com (click here)

The Consulate strongly encourages applicants to apply at least 45 days in advance of their proposed journey and to refrain from making irrevocable travel plans until the visa has been issued. 

Requirements

 □ 1. Entry Permit (PIM) or Consular Permit (PIC)
 □ 2. Passport
 □ 3. Form FSV
 □ 4. Two (2) current photos
 □ 5. Proof of immigration status
 □ 6. Proof of income
 □ 7. Police records
 □ 8. Sworn statement
 □ 9. Fee.

 

1. ENTRY PERMIT (PIM) or CONSULAR PERMIT (PIC) issued by Direccion Nacional de Migraciones (DNM) or by the Consulate.

2. PASSPORT. Submit ORIGINAL and a COPY of the 1st page. The passport or travel document must be valid for a minimum of six (6) months from the intended date of entry and have at least two (2) blank pages.

3. ONE (1) FSV FORM. Notice that it must be filled out preferably in electronic format and signed by the applicant.

4. TWO (2) CURRENT PHOTOS: full front view, in color, on a white background, 1 ½ x 1 ½ inches.

5. PROOF OF THE IMMIGRATION STATUS IN THE U.S.A.  Submit ORIGINAL and COPY of your immigration status in the USA. (Ex.: Alien Registration Card, Advance Parole Document, valid visa, valid forms I-20, etc).

6.  PROOF of INCOME. In the case of a retired person, a copy of act for which the applicant was awarded with the retirement benefit or pension together with copies of the last three (3) paystubs duly authenticated by Notary Public and County Clerk and legalized by the Hague Apostille. In addition pension funds must be banked and come from the social security system in the country of origin.All documents must be translated into Spanish by a translator or agency, and be accompanied by a “certification of accuracy” and must be authenticated by the Hague Apostille or by the corresponding argentine Consulate abroad.

In the case of a private income applicant must prove the origin of the funds and their entry into the country through banks or financial institutions authorized by the CENTRAL BANK of ARGENTINA. Applicant must also prove that the amount of his income is sufficient to meet his maintenance and his primary family group (estimated in pesos argentinos $30.000). All documents must be translated into Spanish by a translator or agency, and be accompanied by a “certification of accuracy” and must be authenticated by the Hague Apostille or by the corresponding argentine Consulate abroad..

7. CERTIFICATE of POLICE RECORDS (16 YEARS OLD or OVER) issued by the competent authority of the countries where they resided for more than one (1) year over the previous three (3) years; it must be translated into Spanish by a  translator or agency, and be accompanied by a “certification of accuracy” and must be authenticated by the Hague Apostille or by the corresponding argentine Consulate abroad.

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.

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

9. 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.

  • Immigration fee. Applicants must pay an additional Immigration Fee ONLY AFTER the VISA INTERVIEW. Please follow the instructions at the link below:

          a) MERCOSUR countries and its associated states U$S 300
          b) Extra MERCOSUR countries U$S 600

http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/pdf_varios/tramitacion/instructivo_pic.pdf#zoom=100

10.  VISA INTERVIEW. All visa applicants are requested to appear in person for an interview with a consular officer.

11. Applicants may be required to provide additional information.

 Visa Process

The regular visa process takes 7-10 working days. In some cases, it will require 30 -45 days. You will be advice in these cases

There is an expedited visa process that takes up to 3 working days and requires the payment of a U$S 40 fee on a single Money Order. You may qualify for an expedited visa service depending on availability. The expedited fee DOES NOT apply in the case of the visas that require a process time of 30-45 days.

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.