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Tourist Visa Applications
Required Documents and Procedure


A)  Documents to be submitted to the Consular Office
Check mark 1. Two filled-in application forms. All questions must be answered. Go To DOWNLOAD visa application FORM (.PDF)
Check mark 2. Copy of valid Passport (passport must be valid during the length of the stay in Argentina).  Original must be submitted on the day of the interview.
Check mark 3. Two recent passport size photographs.
Check mark 4. Proof of your immigration status in the U.S. (for non-U.S. nationals): i.e., Alien Registration Card, Advance Parole Document, Employment Authorization Card, valid visa, valid forms IAP66, or I-20 (signed on the back by designated school official). Please provide a copy of the pertinent document.
Check mark 5. Proof of funds:  bank statements for the last six months, certified by the bank with a stamp or letter of verification.
Check mark 6. Hotel reservation in Argentina, guaranteed by a credit card (dates must match those on the plane ticket). If you are visiting family members or friends, enclose an original letter of invitation certified by an Argentine Notary Public (“Escribano”) and by the “Colegio de Escribanos”.  A copy of the DNI (Argentine ID) of the person extending the invitation is also required.
Check mark 7. Itinerary:  copy of the round trip flight reservation (guaranteed by a credit card).
Check mark 8. Proof of current occupation/activity: employment letter --download .doc or .pdf--, college record, etc.  If you own a business, please attach a copy of the articles of incorporation or last tax return.
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.
C) Fee: Once the visa is approved, a US$ 50 fee will be charged (free for nationals from India and Morocco). Fee shall be deposited in the Embassy’s bank account.  No cash or checks are accepted.
D) Visa will be issued upon presentation of the deposit receipt.


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