VISAS - GENERAL INFORMATION
Visas to enter the Argentine Republic are granted according to three categories: transient, temporary, and permanent. In most cases, foreign nationals are required to apply for visas at the Argentine consulate in their country of residence. Temporary or permanent require an Entry Permit in addition to a visa.
Transient (short-term) visas include the following categories: transit, tourism, business, and other paid or non-paid activities (cultural, artistic, religious, technical and professional activities that may have been required by persons or entities established in Argentina).
I) JAPANESE citizens
1) HOLDERS OF VALID JAPANESE PASSPORT DO NOT REQUIRE TRANSITORY VISA FOR BUSINESS, CULTURAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL NON-PAID ACTIVITIES, ATTENDING CONVENTIONS, WORKSHOPS OR SEMINARS, OR TOURISM PURPOSES UP TO 90 DAYS (RENEWABLE IN ARGENTINA FOR A SIMILAR PERIOD).
HOLDERS OF A VALID JAPANESE PASSPORT ATTENDING CONVENTIONS, WORKSHOPS OR SEMINARS DO NOT REQUIRE VISA.
II) OTHER FOREIGN citizens
We strongly suggest that you apply for this visa personally at this Embassy of Republic Argentina - Consular Section, with no less than 30 days from the scheduled date of departure to Argentina. Since the requirements may vary depending on your passport, please call the Consular Section (Tel. 03-5420-7107) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to confirm if you require a visa and to request an application form, if needed.
List of countries which require a tourist visa. Please select your nationality from the following link: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesibleingles/?visas
For additional information, please refer to the website of the Migrations Department of the Argentine Republic, or contact the Consulate:
III) GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TOURIST VISAS:
- Valid passport.
- Local identification card (zairyu card), if held.
- Two photographs, 4x4 cm, white background, no glasses.
- Certificate issued by travel agent stating round trip ticket details (flight schedule, roundtrip airline and hotel reservations)
- Proof of sufficient funds, copy of a credit card and bank account statement.
- Letter of invitation from Argentina. If you are visiting family members or friends, an original invitation letter from them and a copy of their Argentine ID (D.N.I.), certified by an Argentine Notary Public and then by the "Colegio de Escribanos". If you are not visiting family members or friends the applicant must accompany the reference of the Hotel/Accomodation booked by his/her credit card.
- Certificate of employment or letter from your employer in Japan confirming that you are currently employed by the company, position and income. The letter must be original, written in or translated into Spanish, on company letter-head paper, signed by the person in charge. The signature of the person in charge of the company must be certified by the Local Chamber of Commerce or a Notary Public (Apostille). If you own the business, please add a copy of your business' official registration.
- If you are a student at a University, original letter from your university in Japan (or Student Certificate) confirming that you are currently a student there. The official seal of the letter or the certificate must be certificated by the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and written in or translated into Spanish.
- Photocopies of the aforementioned documents must be sent by mail in advance, together with the visa application form.
- Once your documents have been checked, the consulate staff will contact you to arrange an appointment. In some cases, additional documents may be required.
Note: This Consular Section does not take responsibility for delays or losses in the mail.
IV) ENTRANCE AND EXIT OF MINORS (CHILDREN UNDER 18)
V) WORK AND HOLIDAY PROGRAMME JAPAN ANNUAL QUOTA: 200 VISAS
Japanese citizens who wish to enter the Argentine Republic within the
framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation between Argentina and Japan
on a Work and Holiday Program must obtain the relevant visa. The work
and holiday visa shall be issued to Japanese citizens who meet the
following requirements at the time of submitting the application:
- They are Japanese citizens, holders of a valid Japanese passport,
residents in territory of Japan;
- They are aged between eighteen (18) and thirty (30), both inclusive;
- They are not travelling accompanied by dependent family members,
unless they have their own visa;
- They have not previously taken part in the Programme;
- They have no criminal record;
- They have sufficient funds for their maintenance during the initial
period of their stay, at the discretion of the relevant authorities;
- They have a return ticket to their home country or sufficient funds to
purchase such a ticket;
- They hold medical insurance including hospitalization and repatriation
in case of sickness or death for the 12 months of authorized stay;
- They pay all fees required for the issuance of the visa.
Applicants are reminded that, upon obtaining a Work and Holiday Visa,
they will be authorized to stay in Argentina for a period of up to
twelve (12) months, non-renewable. They may enter into and leave
Argentina and work, provided it is not a permanent job.
How to apply for the Work and Holiday Visa
The visa application is personal and must be submitted along with the
following documentation (original and copies) to the Argentine Embassy
- Valid japanese passport with at least one blank page;
- Completed visa application form;
- One front face photograph (4x4 cm) on white background;
- A criminal record search certificate issued by japanese authorities and legalized with apostille
stating that the applicant has no criminal record for the last three
years; - An affidavit stating that the applicant has no criminal record
in other countries;
- A return ticket to Japan or proof of sufficient funds to purchase such
- Proof of sufficient funds for the applicant's maintenance during the
initial period of stay (a minimum of US u$s 2.500). This requirement may
be fulfilled by submitting (either own or third-party) bank statements
for the last three months or credit card statements;
- A reservation or a budget for medical and accident insurance for a
minimum of US u$s 30,000, including repatriation of human remains and
- Motivation letter stating that the main purpose of the trip is to
vacation in Argentina, being work an incidental aspect of the visit.
The fulfillment of these requirements does not guarantee the grant of a
visa as this is an exclusive prerogative of the Argentine Government.
For more information: http://www.ejapo.mrecic.gov.ar/en/content/visas
VI) Useful information about Argentina is available at the following tourist-related official websites:
For other inquiries, please call the Consulate between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 and 5:00 p.m.