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Information on Argentine visa applications


Effective, Wednesday,  26th December 2018

Embassy of Argentina would not be accepting any legalizations documents and Visa Applications due to the closure of the financial year 2018 from Wednesday 26th December 2018 until Wednesday 2nd January 2019



Effective, Friday, September 7th, 2018

We are now accepting the Visa applications and legalization documents as per normal procedure.

Applicants have no longer requirements to visit the Embassy for legalization cases.

Effective, Tuesday, May 19th, 2014

Gerry's International has been appointed by the Argentine Embassy for services pertaining to dropbox facilities and authorized to collect/return all sorts of visa applications (without an original passport) and commercial/non-commercial documents at our countrywide offices.

Here are the categories and their requirements accordingly

Visit Visas/Tourist Visas

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Business Visa

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Seaman Visa

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Permanent Residence Visa

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Temporary Residence Visa

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Student Visa

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Professional Visa

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Transit Visa 

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Visa Application Form

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Argentine Republic comprises the total area of 2,780,400 km² (1,073,500 sq. mi). Its landscape includes Mountains and hills, Rivers, Lakes with National Parks. The total population of Argentine Republic is 43,847,430. The capital city of Argentine Republic in Buenos Aires. Spanish is the official language of Argentine Republic. Out of all the population 77.1% Roman Catholicism, 10.8% Protestant, 10.1% Non-religious, 2.6% Others.
Summers and Winters are mainly the seasons but Spring and fall often exhibit rapid temperature reversals; several days of extremely hot weather may be followed by several days of cold weather, then back to extremely hot. Buenos Aires and the Pampas are temperate; cold in the winter, hot and humid in the summer. The deserts of Cuyo, which can reach temperatures of 50°C, are extremely hot and dry in the summer and moderately cold and dry in the winter. The Andes are cool in the summer and very cold in the winter, varying according to altitude. Patagonia is cool in the summer and cold in the winter. Extreme temperature shifts within a single day are even more common here; pack a variety of clothes and dress in layers. Best time to travel in September to November, the Argentine spring is perfect just about everywhere, worth considering when deciding the best time to visit, although in the far south icy gales may blow.
Trains, tramways (with trams), executive long-distance buses, railways (with trains), taxis, commuter trains, subways (Subte in Buenos Aires), ferries (Boquebus & others), Remises (private taxi service) and airports (with airplanes); there are many ways to get around while visiting or living in Argentina.
Argentina is a multicultural country with significant European influences. Modern Argentine culture has been largely influenced by Italian, Spanish and other European immigration from France, United Kingdom, and Germany among others. Its cities are largely characterized by both the prevalence of people of European descent, and of conscious imitation of American and European styles in fashion, architecture, and design. Museums, cinemas, and galleries are abundant in all the large urban centers, as well as traditional establishments such as literary bars, or bars offering live music of a variety of genres although there are lesser elements of Amerindian and African influences, particularly in the fields of music and art.
Argentinian breakfasts are somewhat light compared to what travelers from English-speaking countries are accustomed to. Typically, they consist of a hot drink (coffee, tea, milk) with some toast, medialunas (croissants, literally "half-moons"), or bread. Hotels typically provide a free buffet consisting of coffee, tea, drinkable yogurt, assorted pastries and toast, fruit, and perhaps cereal. These kinds of breakfasts are also readily available in the many cafes. Lunch is a big meal in Argentina, typically taken in the early afternoon. Lunch is so big because dinner is not until late: 20:30-21:00 at the earliest, more commonly at 22:00 or even later. Most restaurants do not serve food until then except for pastries or small ham-and-cheese toasted sandwiches (tostadas), for afternoon tea between 18:00 and 20:00. Tea is the one meal that is rarely skipped. A few cafes do offer heartier fare all day long but don't expect anything more substantial than pizza or a milanesa (breaded meat fillets) or a lomito (steak sandwiches) outside of normal Argentine mealtimes. Dinner is usually eaten at 22:00 and typically consists of appetizers, the main course, and desserts. North Americans should beware that Argentinians use the term "entrée" to refer to appetizers. This is common outside of North America but can surprise some Canadians and most Americans. Only in North America (outside of the province of Quebec) is the "entrée" a "main dish". In Argentina, the main dish is a "plato principal".
The most popular sport in Argentina is fútbol (Soccer). Rugby and Basketball (basquet) are also popular. Polo is popular among the upper classes although it is still part of the nation's culture and can be readily seen in all areas of life. Tennis has been growing in popularity with Argentina's steady production of top players over the past three decades. Field hockey has also become a popular sport, especially among women. Car racing is popular too, especially in the Córdoba province. The most important racetrack in Argentina is in Buenos Aires is "Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez. Golf in Argentina is an increasingly popular sports thanks in part to the success of Argentinian players such as Angel Cabrera, Andres Romero, and Eduardo Romero. There are currently around 280 courses in the country, most located around Buenos Aires and including such well-known names as the Jockey Club, Olivos, and Hurlingham. On the Atlantic coast in Mar del Plata are a couple of courses that have held international events, and Patagonia has excellent resort courses such as Llao Lloa, Arelauquen and Chapelco (a Nicklaus design) as well as the 9-hole course in Ushaia.
Buenos Aires, Córdoba, La Plata, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Juan, San Miguel de Tucuman are among the famous places to visit.

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