Argentina Residency and Citizenship for Individuals and Families

We assist individuals and families in their efforts to relocate to Argentina and obtain Argentinian  residency and citizenship. We manage and oversee a team of local Argentinian service providers to ensure that our clients’ applications are filed properly and that all follow up work with the Direccion Nacional de Migraciones (DNM) is handled in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Our services are catered to clients who wish to rest comfortably knowing that Argentinian licensed attorneys are monitoring their immigration status.

Our package includes:
• Reviewing all necessary documentation by an Argentinian licensed attorney in conjunction with our local team of immigration experts.
• Scheduling of all necessary appointments with the DNM.
• Obtaining certified translations of all documents.
• Obtaining notary stamps on all documents from licensed escribanos (notary publics).
• Ensuring that all documents are properly registered with the civil registry.
• Accompanying you to the DNM to submit your residency application.
• Tracking your residency application and immigration status.
• Accompanying you to government offices to apply for your temporary National Identification Card (Documento Nacional de Identidad).
• Responding to any additional requests by the DNM.
• Obtaining necessary follow up documentation, translations and notary stamps.
• Updating your residency application.
• Accompanying you to government offices to apply for your permanent National Identification Card (Documento Nacional de Identidad).

Residency Process

An Overview of the Residency Application Process

Kier Joffe takes great pride in walking its clients through each step of the application process. At no point will you be left to fend for yourself and you can rest assured knowing that your application is being managed by an Argentinian licensed attorneys in conjunction with our team of local experts.

A general overview of the residency application process is as follows:

Proving Identity
The applicant must gather his or her certified birth certificate and, if applicable, a certified marriage (or dissolution of marriage) certificate. These documents must be either “apostilled” or “legalized” depending on which country issued the document.

Criminal Background
The applicant must obtain police reports from the applicant’s country of birth, countries of citizenship and each place of residency over the last 5 years. Police reports must be either “apostilled” or “legalized” depending on which country issued the document.

Proof of Income
The applicant must demonstrate that his or her income level is sufficient to cover his or her living expenses, including those of any dependents. Generally, this requires a notarized letter from the applicant’s lawyer or accountant certifying that the applicant has sufficient levels of income. Our staff will work in conjunction with your lawyer or accountant to draft the necessary language.

Traveling to Argentina and Submitting Your Application
All applicants must travel to Argentina to apply for residency. Argentina does not require an entry visa for any passport holder from the OECD or from any South American country if the visitor’s stated purpose is tourism. As a result, we highly recommend the applicant enter as a tourist.

Lastly, the applicant must physically appear before the local immigration office (DNM) to submit his or her application. Appointment times should be reserved at least three weeks before the desired dates. The moment the application is accepted by the DNM the applicant is considered a temporary resident.

Residency
A temporary resident is entitled to live and work in Argentina, much like a Green Card holder is permitted to live and work in the USA. Because of the overwhelming number of residency applicants, it now takes approximately 1 to 2 years for temporary residents to be granted their permanent residency. Permanent residents need only visit Argentina once every 3 years to maintain their permanent residency status. Please note that the DNM requires that applicants actually reside in Argentina in order to be granted permanent residency.

Why should I choose Kier Joffe to assist me with my residency application?

The answer is the professional and personalized service you will receive from our attorneys in conjunction with our team of local Argentinian service providers.  We have found our services in demand by those applicants who do not wish to micromanage the affairs of Argentinian service providers who often lack the diligence and competence our clients are accustomed to. Our law firm has located the best and most diligent native residency experts so our clients will not suffer unnecessary delays in their application.

Free, confidential consultation
We understand how daunting it can be to choose a lawyer in Argentina from another country. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, or to discuss retaining our legal services.
We offer a free initial consultation on your legal matter, with full protection of attorney-client confidentiality.

“Give us a call today, or just fill out the Quick Contact Form on the right, and we will get back to you.” 

USA: +(1) 212.300.6377
ARG: +(54) 115.218.3100

Elias Kier Joffe
Managing Partner

Attention! We cannot represent citizens of the following countries unless a retainer of $95 USD is paid by credit card prior to any consultations:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

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