Embassy in United States

Cultural/student exchange programs, excluding MERCOSUR citizens

Updated date: 08/01/2024

STUDENT VISAS

Please note that Consular authorities may require supplementary or additional documents where deemed necessary.

IMPORTANT: The information is for orientative purposes only. Requirements vary according to the applicant’s citizenship, length of studies and nature of the course. Travelers are strongly advised to contact the Consulate well before making any travel plans to avoid inconveniences. Prospective students must apply at the Argentine Consulate in their place of residence. Applicants currently studying in the United States may apply at our offices if their school/university is in the states: Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

 

STUDENT VISAS FOR MORE THAN 365 DAYS

This visa is for studying in the Argentine Republic for a period exceeding 365 days. Applications for this visa may only be submitted by post (1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20009) or by hand at the Consular Office of the Argentine Republic (1811 Q Street NW, Washington D.C. 20009) if the applicant resides within its jurisdiction

Required Documents and Procedure:

Applications are personal and the applicant must submit the following documents (an original and a copy) at the Consular Office:

1. Passport valid for at least six (6) months at the time of entering Argentina, with at least two (2) blank pages.

2. Two (2) current 4 x 4 cm photographs, facing the camera, printed in colour, on a white background.

3. Visa application form filled out (preferably in electronic format) and signed by the applicant.

4. Program of study.

5. Proof of the student's enrollment -Electronic certificate ("Precarga de Datos Electrónica") issued by the educational institution at the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (Immigration Office) in Argentina.

6. The educational institution must be duly registered with the National Registry of Petitioners on behalf of Foreign Applicants of Argentina (RENURE) and have their inscription number. If the host is not registered with RENURE, please call (54-11) 4317-0200/0303/0337 to complete the registration.

7. Letter of acceptance or proof of registration at the educational institution.

8. Proof of habitual residence within the jurisdiction of the Consulate: (such as a utility bill, driver license or other document that serves as proof).

9. Proof of sufficient funds to cover stay and study expenses (consular authorities may request copies of bank account statements, credit card statements, or other).

10. In the case of travellers aged 16 or older, a Police records or background check issued by the local police department certifying that you have no arrests or convictions. If you resided for more than one year in more than one country, over the previous three years, you must present an FBI police record. 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 90 days of issuance. The document must be certified by the county clerk and finally authenticated by the “Apostille”.

11. In the case of travellers aged 16 or older, commitment to tell the truth or sworn affidavit of their lack of a criminal record in other countries, signed before the consul.

12. Payment of migration fee: before appearing for the interview, the applicant should pay the “Entry Permit” fee (U$S 600). The fee can only be paid online following this link: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/interior/migraciones/permiso-de-ingreso-con.... Please, print the receipt and submit it to the Consular Section when appearing for the interview

13. Payment of consular fee: USD 150 for the visa and USD 100 for the process. We need two (2) money orders, one for USD 150 and the other for USD 100.

14. Consular interview: Once all of these documents have been received by the Consular Office, an interview will be scheduled.

15. If the student is a minor, an authorization signed by both parents is required, together with the name of the tutor responsible in Argentina.

 

STUDENT VISAS FOR LESS THAN 365 DAYS

This visa is for studying in the Argentine Republic for a period less than 365 days. Applications for studies can be submitted by post (1600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20009) or by hand at the Consular Office of the Argentine Republic (1811 Q Street NW, Washington D.C. 20009), if the applicant resides within its jurisdiction

Required Documents and Procedure:

A) Documents to be submitted to the Consular Office.

1. Visa application form filled out (preferably in electronic format) and signed by the applicant.

2. Passport valid for at least six (6) months at the time of entering Argentina, with at least two (2) blank pages. Original must be submitted the day of the interview.

3. Two (2) recent photographs, facing the camera, printed in color on a white background, 2x2 inches.

4. Proof of funds to cover stay and study expenses while in Argentina (consular authorities may request copies of bank statements or pay stubs from the last three months, credit card, etc.).

5. Copy of the flight itinerary reserved under the student's name.

6. Program of study.

7. Proof of the student's enrollment -Electronic certificate ("Precarga de Datos Electrónica") issued by the educational institution at the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (Immigration Office) in Argentina.

8. The educational institution must be duly registered with the National Registry of Petitioners on behalf of Foreign Applicants of Argentina (RENURE) and have their inscription number. If the host is not registered with RENURE, please call (54-11) 4317-0200/0303/0337 to complete the registration.

9. Proof of your immigration status in the U.S.: (for non-US nationals) i.e. Alien Registration Card, Advance Parole Document, Employment Authorization Card, valid US visa, valid forms IAP66, I-94/ I-20 (signed on the reverse by designated school official).

Please provide a copy of the pertinent documents. B) Interview: When all these documents are received by the Consular Office, an interview will be scheduled.

In accordance with relevant law of the Argentine Republic, the Consul is entitled to refuse the visa.

Fee: A USD 150 fee is charged up front. Fees shall be paid by “money order”. No cash or checks are accepted.

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