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: email@example.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.
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.
2. ONE (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.
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. 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 be authenticated 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. PROOF of INCOME. In the case of a retired person, a copy of act for which the applicant was awarded 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 (see below). In addition pension funds must be banked and come from the social security system in the country of origin.
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. These documents must be legalized by the Hague Apostille (see below) and translated into Spanish by a recognized translator or translation agency, and be accompanied by a “certification of accuracy”.
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/or available at the Consulate (one per each applicant).
12. FEE. A U$S 250 fee will be applied and shall only be paid by money order to the “Consulate General of Argentina in New York”. We do not accept cash or checks.
13. VISA INTERVIEW. All visa applicants are requested to appear in person for an interview with a consular officer.
Once you collect all the information required for the application you must request an appointment for the visa interview to firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure in submitting the requested documents might result in a visa application refusal.
14. ENTRY PERMIT FEE. Applicants must pay an additional Immigration Entry Permit Fee. This fee must be paid ONLY AFTER the VISA INTERVIEW. Please follow the instructions at the link below:
a) MERCOUSUR countries and its associate States U$S 300
b) Extra MERCOSUR countries U$S 600
15. Applicants may be required to provide additional information.
Authentication and translation of documents
Proof of income letters, birth and marriage certificates and police records (belonging to the principal and dependant when applicable) must be authenticated by the HAGUE 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.
The regular visa process takes 7-10 working days. In these 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.
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.