South America

Visa Rantista

This temporary residence is for those foreigners who wish to settle in the country as rentiers, considering those who solve their stay in the Argentine Republic with their own resources brought from abroad, the income they produce, or any other lawful income from external sources. It can be a good option for digital nomads and remote workers that wish to stay more than 3 - 6 months on a tourist visa.

What are eligibility requirements for the Rentista Visa (Income Based)?

  • VISA INTERVIEW. All visa applicants are requested to appear in person for an interview with a consular officer.
  • You must also prove that the amount of income you receive is sufficient to meet your maintenance and that of your primary family group. For the purposes of granting residence, the provisions of Law No. 25,246, on Cover-up and Laundering of Assets of Criminal Origin, will be taken into account. In order to be able to access a temporary residence as a rentier, the minimum amount required is about $1000 USD.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Rentista Visa (Income Based)?
  • PASSPORT. Submit ORIGINAL and a COPY of the 1st page. The passport or travel document must be valid for a minimum of six (6) months from the intended date of entry and have at least two (2) blank pages.
  • TWO (2) CURRENT PHOTOS: full front view, in color, on a white background, 1 ½ x 1 ½ inches.
  • Criminal record of the country of origin. The Document must/must be endorsed by the Argentine consular authority or with the apostille of the Hague Convention or endorsed by the consular authority of the issuing country in Argentina (only valid for Mercosur countries and associated). Required only to foreigners over 16 years of age.
  • Certificate of address or public service invoice in your name.
  • Stamp of entry to the country stamped on the travel document.
  • You must prove to the National Directorate of Migration the origin of the funds and their entry into the country, through banking or financial institutions authorized by the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic.
  • All documentation issued abroad must have the legalization of the Argentine Consulate, located in the country issuing the document, or Apostillada, if the country has ratified the Hague Convention.
  • Documentation issued by consular representations in the national territory must have the legalization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, except MERCOSUR.

Program at a glance:
  1. Time to citizenship - 2 years
  2. Time to permanent residency - 3 years
  3. Minimun Investments: None. Income required.
  4. Application processing time: few weeks