Argentina Immigration Services

Newland Chase offers full support with all aspects of corporate immigration to Argentina. Please find an overview of the typical corporate immigration processes below. Every situation is unique, so please do get in touch, either through your usual Newland Chase contact or using the details on the right hand side of the page. Our immigration experts will be glad to discuss your needs in greater detail.

Immigration Summary

The Temporary Residence (23A/23E) is the standard immigration process for foreign citizens who will be locally hired (Residencia Temporaria 23A) or transferred (Residencia Temporaria 23E) to Argentina.

The Temporary Residence visa can be applied for through an Argentinian consulate or post arrival in Argentina. Alternatively, visa-exempt nationals and Chinese nationals holding a valid US B-2 or Schengen visa can apply for a change of status to temporary residence after entering Argentina as visitors.

Nationals of a member or associate member country of MERCOSUR do not require work authorisation to take up employment in Argentina but are required to apply for a MERCOSUR visa (Residencia Temporaria 23L). This visa can be applied for through the relevant consulate or post-arrival in Argentina. If following the consular process, the applicant will arrive in Argentina with residence status.

The Technical or Professional visa (24H) is also known as the Special Transitory visa. It is intended for visa-exempt professionals providing short-term services to an Argentinian entity.

This visa is generally granted for 30 days if applied for at an Argentinian consulate and can be renewed in Argentina for incremental periods of 30 days up to a total maximum period of one year. It is generally granted for 90 days if applied post-arrival in Argentina and only two can be obtained per calendar year. Alternatively, visa-exempt nationals and Chinese nationals holding a valid US B-2 or Schengen visa can apply for a 90-day technical visa once they enter Argentina as visitors.

Visitor status allows the applicant to enter Argentina for business activities for a short period of time. Short-term work related to these activities may be permitted, but this should be checked with a listed supplier on a case-by-case basis.

Non-OECD nationals intending to carry out business, commercial or economic activities and/or to participate in exhibitions and fairs, require a Business Visa. This visa is generally granted for 60 days if applied for at an Argentine consular post and can be renewed in Argentina for incremental periods of 60 days, up to a total maximum period of one year.

OECD nationals will be able to carry out these activities without a visa, on their tourist status, for up to 90 days.

Visa-exempt nationals (other than OECD nationals) and Chinese nationals holding a valid US B-2 or Schengen visa can also apply for a Business visa once they enter Argentina as visitors. Visas applied for post-arrival will be valid for up to 90 days. Note that Chinese nationals entering the country with an electronic visa (AVE) are not eligible for post-arrival change of status.