Argentino en New York
West 56th Street,
New York, NY 10019
Telefono: (212) 603 0400
Fax: (212) 541 7746
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
legal identity is:
1437 PB - C1425EKI - Buenos Aires - Argentina
54-11 4826-9541 - Cel. 54-9 11 4402-6342
Alfredo Ghersi - President
LETTER FORMAT SUGGESTED
ARGENTINE CONSULATE GENERAL
CONSULADO GENERAL ARGENTINO
Visa Section / Sección de Visas
12 West 56th Street,
New York, NY 10019
Place and date (dd/mm/yy)
This letter is to introduce (applicant´s name, nationality
and passport number), who holds the possition of (occupation) at
Our company is sending (applicant´s name) to the Argentine
Republic in order to (reason for the trip) from (date of arrival)
to (date of departure).
While in Argentina, (applicant´s name) will visit (full names,
addresses and telephone numbers of all businesses you will contact
in Argentina, including the name and position of your references
in every company).
Our company assumes moral and financial responsibility for (applicant´s
name) including the return fare to the United States.
(Name, position and signature of the person responsible other than
If you wish to travel to Argentina for a short
period of time (up to 90 days) for any of the following purposes:
· Holiday or family visit · Speakers or attendants
at a conference, symposium
· Business or seminar
· Specialised technicians
· Journalists, photographers and other representatives
· Musicians and stage artists of the media
· Participants in sport events · Religious workers
· Visiting professors · Transit to another country
You must present:
I. BASIC SUPPORTIVE DOCUMENTS
- Your original passport or travel document: must be valid for
a minimum of six months from the date you submit your application
and have at least one completely blank page.
- A completed application form: all questions on both sides of
the form must be answered.
- 1 recent passport style photograph
- The processing fee: Holiday: US$ 30 (free for Indian citizens).
Transit: US$ 20 (free for Indian citizens). Religious workers:
US$ 30. All other purposes: US$ 50. Fees shall be paid by MONEY
ORDER ONLY (make it payable to the "Consulate General of
Argentina in New York").
- Evidence of your current Immigration status in the USA: i.e.
Alien Registration Card, Advance Parole Document, Employment Authorisation
Card, valid Visa, valid forms IAP66, I-94 / I-20 (signed on the
reverse by designated school official). Please provide original
documents plus copies.
- Evidence of funds: credit card and last bank statement or traveller
checks, amounting to at least US$ 150 per day for the term of
intended trip. Please provide original documents plus copies.
- Itinerary: confirmed roundtrip flight reservation
II. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS. You must also present any of the following
that apply to you:
- Applicants for Business Visa: A letter from your employer in
the USA confirming the purpose of your trip, as well as duration
of the visit, full names, addresses and telephone numbers of all
businesses and persons you will contact in Argentina, and whether
your employer assumes moral and financial resposibility while
you are in Argentina. If you own the business, please add a copy
of your business´ last tax return including the check providing
the corresponding payment. The letter must be written in -or translated
into- Spanish, on company letter-head paper and duly signed by
the person in charge.
- Specialised technicians; musicians and stage artists; participants
in sport events; speakers or attendants at a conference, symposium
or seminar; visiting professors: A letter of invitation from the
host organization or business in Argentina inviting the applicant
and confirming the purpose of your trip, duration of the visit,
full name, addresses and telephone numbers of all businesses and
persons you will contact in Argentina, and whether the host organization
or business assumes moral and financial resposibility while you
are in Argentina. The letter must be written in Spanish, on organization/company
letter-head paper and duly signed by the person in charge.
- Journalists, photographers and other representatives of the
media: a letter from your employer in the USA or a letter of invitation
from your business contact in Argentina.
- Religious workers: a letter of invitation from the host church
or religious organization in Argentina confirming the sort of
activities to be developed (pastoral, community assistance, social/welfare
work, teaching, etc.), the full name, address, telephone and fax
numbers of the church or religious organization where such activities
shall be carried out and the name of the responsible authority.
Religious workers shall pertain to an officially recognized worship
and the authority signing the invitation letter must have registered
his signature before the Secretariat of Worship (Secretaría
de Culto) of the Argentine Republic.
- Applicants for Transit Visa: roundtrip air ticket and visa for
the country of your final destination.
Citizens of some countries may be requested to present themselves
at our offices for a personal interview and/or to complete in
person the application form, or required to provide additional
information and documents including the original flight ticket
and/or to pay a higher processing fee (up to US$ 100). You should,
therefore contact our offices at least thirty (30) days prior
to the proposed date of departure to avoid inconveniences.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE ANY OF THE DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION REQUESTED
MAY DELAY THE PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RELEVANT LAW OF THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC
AND THE INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE, THE CONSUL IS ENTITLED TO REFUSE
III. PROCESSING TIMES
Applications submitted in person before 12:00 pm are generally
processed in 24 hours. Travel documents different from a passport
(e.g. US Reentry Permit or Refugee Travel Document, Republic of
Korea Travel Certificate) and applications by religious workers
require a longer processing time (up to 10 working days). Citizens
of some countries may be subject to a waiting period of up to
Applications submitted by mail are generally processed in 48 hours
of receipt. Please allow 5 business days for mailing. You should
send a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope. For the security
of your documents we strongly recommend that you use express,
registered or certified mail or courier services (i.e. DHL, FedEX,
IV. WHERE TO APPLY FOR A VISA
You should normally apply at the Argentine consulate or consular
section in your place of residence (country, state or city). Therefore,
you may apply at our offices if your place of residence or your
place of work (in case of applicants for Business Visa) are in
the States of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachussets,
Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
FOR INQUIRIES OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL OUR VISA
SECTION AT * (212)603-0400 EXT. 450 OR (212)603-0450, MONDAY THROUGH
FRIDAY FROM 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM AND FROM 2:00 PM TO 5:00 PM.
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