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ARGENTINA: Major Fee Increases for Most Immigration Processes
June 1, 2018
The Argentine Immigration Department is introducing a major increase in the fees of most immigration related processes.Effective June 6, various governments fees for immigration processes – such as Transitory, Temporary, and Permanent Residence applications, Entry Permit applications, renewal applications, and change of category applications – will increase an average of 300 percent…up to 500 percent for some applications.
The dramatic fee increases are reportedly being implemented to defray increased investments the government is making in customer service, enforcement, and border security. The new fee schedule was set-out and implemented by Executive Decree 475/2018 published May 21.
Companies employing foreign nationals in Argentina should anticipate and budget for these new higher fees when considering new assignments and renewals after June 6. To obtain exact fees for the various immigration processes impacting upcoming assignments, companies are encouraged to reach out to their Newland Chase immigration specialists.
For general advice and information on immigration and business travel to Argentina, please email us at [email protected].