Student Visa Process for Argentina

Students who will be studying in Argentina for more than 90 days are required to obtain a student visa prior to arrival. Your visa represents your right to legally study at a university in Argentina. The requirements for obtaining a visa are listed here: 

  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months at the time of entering Argentina, with at least two (2) blank pages.
  • Two (2) current 4×4 cm photographs, facing the camera, printed in color, on a white background.
  • Visa application form filled out (preferably in electronic format) and signed by the applicant.
  • Program of study.
  • Electronic filing of the student data by the educational institution in the National Directorate of Migration.
  • 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.
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover stay and study expenses (consular authorities may request copies of bank account statements, credit card statements, or other).
  • In the case of travelers aged 16 or older traveling for a period exceeding 6 (six) months, an apostilled or legalized certificate of good conduct issued by the competent authority of the countries where they resided for more than one year over the previous three years.
  • In the case of travelers aged 16 or older traveling for a period exceeding 6 (six) months, commitment to tell the truth or sworn affidavit of their lack of a criminal record in other countries, signed before the consul.
  • Payment of consular fee: 150 US dollars or euros, depending on the Consular Office where the application is filed. The fee must be paid in the local currency of the Representation.
  • Consular interview.
  • If the student is a minor, authorization by both parents in order to apply for the visa and the name of the tutor responsible in Argentina.

Certain requirements will be provided by API and the host university. These requirements are: 

  • Program of Study – This will be provided by the host university and sent to you by API.
  • Electronic filing of the student date – This will be done by the host university. 
  • National Registry of Petitioners – This will be done by the host university.
  • Official acceptance from host university

You must submit your visa application and the supporting documents to the proper Argentinian Consulate in the U.S. Please review your consulate’s website carefully as some consular procedures may vary. We will provide some information regarding the latest requirements, but this information changes frequently. It is important that you double check what is printed here with the consulate- verify the information on the consulate website or confirm with them via email, fax or phone. Visa processing times vary by consulate but can range from 3-6 weeks.

Consulate General of Argentina in Atlanta

  • For residents of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee 
  • Consul General: Jorge Luis López Menardi
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 1 (404) 880-0805

Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago 

  • For residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin
  • Consul General: Beatris Vivas 
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 1 (312) 819-2616

Consulate General of Argentina in Houston

  • For residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
  • Consul General: Gabriel Volpi
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 1 (713) 871-8935

Consulate General of Argentina in Los Angeles

  • For residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii & the Pacific Islands, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
  • Consul General: Rubén Eduardo Caro
  • Email: [email protected], [email protected]
  • Phone: 1 (323) 954 – 9155

Consulate General of Argentina in Miami

  • For residents of Florida, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands 
  • Consul General: Leandro Fernández Suárez
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 1 (305) 373-1889

Consulate General of Argentina in New York

  • For residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Consul General: Marcelo Martín Giusto
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 1 (212) 603 – 0400


Consulates may change their rules and regulations at any time.  Be advised that API does not have any control over consular procedures, and requirements may vary greatly between consulates.  For this reason, your primary source of information regarding visas should be your local consulate. API can offer advice based on our past experiences working with participants, but please be aware that each situation is unique and immigration rules are constantly evolving. The ultimate authority on the visa process will be representatives of the consulate for your jurisdiction.