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Guide to Residency in Argentina

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Establishing residency in Argentina can be challenging. Here are some helpful tips for expats, retirees, and nomads.

Obtaining a residency visa in Argentina is not always easy, but our Guide to Residency in Argentina gives newcomers an overview of the steps involved and advice from others who have already navigated the process.

  • Gather the necessary documents for residency status in Argentina. These include:
    • Valid passport
    • Proof of address in Argentina
    • Proof of financial means
    • Proof of health insurance
    • Proof of criminal record
  • Visit the National Immigration Office in Argentina to apply for residency status. You will need to fill out the application form and provide the necessary documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Wait for the application to be processed. This can take up to several months.
  • Once the application is approved, you will receive a residency card.
  • Apply for a Tax Number.
    • Visit the National Tax Office in Argentina.
    • Fill out the application form and provide the necessary documents.
    • Pay the application fee.
    • Wait for the application to be processed. This can take up to several weeks.
    • Once the application is approved, you will receive a Tax Number.

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What tips do expats have about residency and visas in Argentina?

"If you plan to stay in Argentina for an extended period of time, you will need to obtain a residency visa. Depending on the length of your stay, you may need to apply for a temporary or permanent residency visa. You will also need to provide documents such as a valid passport, proof of financial stability, and a criminal background check. Additionally, you may need to provide proof of health insurance and a valid return ticket," said one expat living in Argentina.

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"In order to visit Argentina, citizens of most countries must obtain a tourist visa prior to arrival. The cost and length of the visa depend on the visitor's nationality. The application for a tourist visa typically involves providing proof of onward travel, proof of medical insurance, and a valid passport. Foreigners who want to live and work in Argentina must apply for temporary residence. The requirements for temporary residence vary depending on country of origin. Generally, applicants must submit proof of sufficiency of funds to support themselves and family, provide a police record check, and have a valid passport. Once the visa is issued, the applicant must travel to Argentina and independently visit the local immigration office to start the residence application process, which can take several months," commented one member living in Argentina.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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Salta, Argentina

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SJB Global

SJB Global is a top-rated financial advisory firm specializing in expat financial advice worldwide, offering retirement planning & tax-efficient solutions with a regressive fee model.
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