LABS RELOCATION SERVICES based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is comprised of in-house consultants who deliver highly effective immigration services to national and multinational companies. We have a deep understanding of Argentine immigration law guaranteeing competence and with strict policy and procedures in place, we ensure our clients receive compliant, cost effective and flexible solutions; meeting both corporate and individual needs.
Our team is comprised of lawyers and immigration agents registered with the Argentine National Immigration Office. Labs’ Immigration Practitioners regularly attend legal seminars to maintain their up-to-date knowledge, especially in the areas of compliance and anti-corruption policies.
Labs expertise extends to:
We render personalized one-to-one bilingual assistance throughout the life cycle of each visa, advising on expiration dates and providing ongoing assistance in order to maintain compliance. Labs’ successful track record and impressive client portfolio is testament to the high quality professional assistance our dedicated team provides on each visa case.
Labs experienced team offers personalized bilingual assistance to guide the assignee throughout the entire application process, liaising with the Immigration Department and other public offices.
Argentine visa application and case management services include:
Argentina offers a range of temporary and permanent skilled visas for the purpose of foreign nationals attending to business matters or employment. Workplace laws in Argentina ensure that all employees are provided with basic rights and protection in the workplace. As legislative requirements, processing times and documentary evidence change frequently, we encourage you to contact us the most up-to-date information.
In order to apply for the different types of visas in Argentina, the local company will need to present their Registration at the RENURE.
The RENURE is the National Registry where local companies must be enrolled in order to employ non Mercosur foreign staff and apply for the different types of visas.
Personal documentation that may be requested in order to process the above mentioned visas:
Note: Translation of required documents. All the documents that are not written in Spanish (except those issued in Brazil) must be translated by an Argentine sworn translator and legalized by the Argentine Sworn Translators Association
Local Documentation needed after Visa is Granted:
It applies to foreigners who are regularly employed by a local company on a long term basis. A formal labor contract between the company in Argentina and the employee is required in order to obtain this type of visa. It is valid for one year and may be extended indefinitely. The assignee will be considered a local employee and therefore must apply for a CUIL number (social security/labor code).
Intra company transfer visa applies to employees who are transferred from a home country company to the Argentine branch company on a long term basis. This type of residence is valid for one year and may be extended indefinitely. A labor contract is not required but assignees should be placed on the local payroll so that their visa can be extended.
This visa applies to foreigners who have a relative with a temporary visa in Argentina. It is valid for the same period as the relative’s temporary visa and may be extended indefi¬nitely. This applies to spouses and children under the age of 18. All family members need to apply for an individual CUIL number (social security / labor code)
MERCOSUR temporary residence applies to foreigners born in MERCOSUR and associated coun¬tries (Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela) who will work in Argentina for an extended period of time. This type of residence is valid for two years and may be extended according to the case and status of applicant. After a 2 year period Mercosur applicants can apply for a permanent residence instead of extending it.
Technical / professional visa applies to assignees who will perform technical or professional activities for a short term. This type of visa can be obtained at the Argentine consulate in the country of residence of the assignee or at the Argentine immigration office after arrival in Argentina. Technical visa obtained at the Argentine consulate is granted for a 30-day period and multiple entries. It can be extended again twice and for a total stay of 90 days, at the discretion of the immigration office.
Technical visa obtained at the Argentine immigration office is granted for up to 90 days (same validity as a tourist visa) and cannot be extended. If assignee needs to remain in the country, he will have to leave the country and apply for a new visa upon reentry.
A business visa is issued to foreigners who are sponsored by a local commercial entity estab¬lished in Argentina. This type of visa can be obtained at the Argentine consulate in the country of residence, or at the Immigration Office in Argentina (if applicant is a national from a visa waiver country). This type of visa enables the holder to attend meetings but he cannot work during his stay. It is valid for 60 days and can be extended for additional 60 days once in Argentina.
Non-MERCOSUR nationals can request permanent residence instead of extending their temporary residence for the third time.
MERCOSUR nationals may apply for a permanent visa after the expiration of the temporary visa.
This applies to foreigners who have an Argentine relative (parent, child or spouse) in Argentina.
This applies to foreigners who have a relative (parent, child or spouse) who possesses permanent residency in Argentina