ARGENTINA

VISA REQUIRED

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DESTINATION: ARGENTINA
PURPOSE OF TRIP: JOURNALIST

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IMPORTANT / IN-PERSON APPLICATION

PLEASE READ THE RED FLAGS SECTION BELOW CAREFULLY

  • VISA CATEGORY INFORMATION

Once your full application has been received by the the Consulate General of Argentina in London, authorisation is required from Argentina. 

This process can take up to 3 weeks.

  • VISA VALIDITY

TBC. All visa issuance is subject to consular discretion. 

  • APPOINTMENT REQUIREMENT (IN-PERSON)

Please note that the Consulate General of Argentina in London only accepts visa applications via an appointment system.

Visa inquiries and appointments must be requested and scheduled ONLY by the following email address visasclond@mrecic.gov.ar. Please include your full name, nationality, dates of travel and purpose of the trip.  All inquiries must be submitted in writing by email.

  • CONSULAR FEES PAYMENT

The fee varies depending on the dollar rate and the type of visa. It will be informed to you on the day of your appointment. All consular fees must be paid via debit card or cash to the corresponding bank. Cash is not accepted at the Consulate.

Furthermore, the expedited visa processing time of 2 business days requires the payment of an additional fee that will be added to the corresponding Consular fees. Please do take this into consideration, if applicable. 

  • RETURN DELIVERY

The Consulate General of Argentina in London does offer a return mail service. 

Passports with the stamped visas can be picked up in person or by someone else with corresponding authorisation, or using a prepaid, self-addressed returned envelope. You are advised to keep a record of your special delivery services so you can track down your documents. The Consulate shall not be responsible for delays or loss of documents incurred by the Post Office or the carrier once the documentation was delivered or sent by the Consulate.

Given the sensitive nature of the documents, we advise where possible, that an in-person collection is made.

  • EMBASSY INFORMATION

Consulate General of the Argentine Republic in London
27 Three Kings Yard
London W1K 4DF
United Kingdom

Tel.: 020 7318 1340
Fax: 020 7318 1349
Email: visasclond@mrecic.gov.ar
Website: http://clond.mrecic.gov.ar/en
Opening times (Monday – Friday): 9.30am – 1.00pm (VIA APPOINTMENT ONLY)

NEXT STEPS

(REVIEW PROCESS) / RECEIPT OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS:

Global Visaz can assist with arranging the appointment, reviewing your documents and provide guidance on what to expect, before the scheduled date / time. This will ensure upon presentation of your documents to the visa officer at the Consulate General of Argentina in London, there are no errors (which can lead to additional complications / further requests and ultimately, delays in processing). UNFORTUNATELY, GIVEN THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTED TO ATTEND IN-PERSON, SUCH APPLICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO HIGHER SCRUTINY THEREFORE WE HIGHLY ADVISE TO USE THE GLOBAL VISAZ REVIEW ONLY SERVICE.

ARGENTINA JOURNALIST VISA REQUIREMENTS

Original passport. This must:

  • be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the intended entry date
  • have at least two blank visa pages

Two original recent 45mm x 35mm colour photographs. These must:

  • be taken within the last month
  • be taken against a plain light background and printed on photographic paper
  • show full frontal face, have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have eyes open and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of face or have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

DO NOT ATTACH THE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE APPLICATION FORM

Signed and fully completed original application form. Please see attached: Argentina Visa Application form. This must be:
  • hand-written with black ink 
  • be signed the day of the appointment

1. Applications related to an invitation from a person or company in Argentina: 

Signed and completed original invitation letter from the inviting party in Argentina requesting the visa. 

Please see template attached: Argentina – Invite letter (JOURNALIST – SPANISH). Alternatively, it must

  • be submitted in Spanish
  • detail the purpose of the trip, length of stay, full applicant’s details and the RENURE number 

The signature of the signing person must be certified by an Argentine notary public and subsequently by Colegio de Escribanos (www.colegio-escribanos.org.ar).

OR

2. Applications NOT related to an invitation from a person or company in Argentina: 

Signed and completed original letter of support from your home employer. This must be signed by a member of your HR, or a member of your management team. If the latter, this person must be at least a manager grade and/or at least the same grade as yourself, and must be aware of your trip.

The letter must be in Spanish or translated by any translator registered in one the following associations: www.clond.mrecic.gov.ar/en/node/2419

Please also see template attached: Argentina – Business support letter (JOURNALIST). Alternatively, the letter must include the following information:

  • Addressed to the ”The Consulate General of Argentina, London”.
  • Letter needs to be on home employer headed paper
  • Letter need to be signed by authorised signatory of the home employer
  • Purpose of visit
  • People / places and organisation to be visited, with contact numbers
  • Applicant’s name and nationality
  • Start date of employment and job title 
  • Passport number and DOB
  • Start & Expiry date of the passport
  • Dates of travel to Argentina
  • Validity of visa applied for
  • A guarantee to meet maintenance expenses 
  • Medical insurance undertaking (if applicable) 

Clear colour copy of return flights schedule (purchase is not mandatory).

Clear colour copy of hotel reservation (for the whole stay, under each applicant’s name) 

OR 

If staying with friend/family, see below.

Invitation to foreigners for tourism

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/carta-de-invitacion-para-el-ingreso-de-extranjeros-la-republica

According to current immigration regulations, when a foreigner travels to the Argentine Republic for tourism and stays at the domicile of a resident in Argentina, he must draw up a letter of invitation to send to the Argentine consular authority abroad.  The invitation letter serves the sole purpose of initiating the visa application process and does not guarantee, under any circumstances, the granting of the visa abroad. 

This letter is informal and must meet the following requirements:  

  • It must be written in Spanish. 
  • It must be addressed to the consular consular authority (eg, to the Consul of the Republic in …). 
  • It must contain all personal and contact information of the inviting person resident in Argentina: name and surname, ID, address, landline or cell phone and email address. 
  • It must contain all the information of the invited foreigner: name and surname, nationality, date of birth, type and passport number, landline or cell phone number, email address and any other contact information in the place of residence.
  • The letter must explain the reason for the trip, the inviter’s link with the guest, time of stay in the Republic, place of accommodation and estimated date of arrival and departure. 
  • It must indicate that the signer is responsible for the departure of the foreigner from the country when the authorized term of residence expires. 
  • The letter must contain the following paragraph: “As an invitee of foreigners, I have read and understand the terms established in Chapter VI of Law 25,871, Articles 116, 117, 118, 119, 120 and 121”.
  • In addition, it must contain the signature of the inviter, certified by the Notary Public and the corresponding Notaries Association.

Valid proof of UK residence. This must be presented as your valid UK residency visa in your passport / in the form of a valid UK Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) card. A clear colour copy is acceptable.

 This must be valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the intended entry date.  

RED FLAGS

Important: applicants taking film equipment into Argentina must contact the Press section at the Embassy at pressoffice@argentine-embassy-uk.org

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted. As a reminder, the fee varies depending on the dollar rate and the type of visa. It will be informed to you on the day of your appointment. 

Please click here to see our pricing structure for cancelled cases. Furthermore, the below quoted Global visaz service fees are for REVIEW ONLY.

2 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees

£80.00 excl. VAT

5 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees

£70.00 excl. VAT

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The Casa Rosada is the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina. The palatial mansion is known officially as Casa de Gobierno. Normally, the President lives at the Quinta de Olivos, the official residence of the President of Argentina, which is located in Olivos, Greater Buenos Aires. The characteristic color of the Casa Rosada is baby pink, and is considered one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires. The building also houses a museum, which contains objects relating to former presidents of Argentina. It has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina. The Casa Rosada sits at the eastern end of the Plaza de Mayo, a large square which since the 1580 foundation of Buenos Aires has been surrounded by many of the most important political institutions of the city and of Argentina. The site, originally at the shoreline of the Río de la Plata, was first occupied by the "Fort of Juan Baltazar of Austria", a structure built on the orders of the founder of Buenos Aires, Captain Juan de Garay, in 1594. Its 1713 replacement by a masonry structure (the "Castle of San Miguel") complete with turrets made the spot the effective nerve center of colonial government. Following independence, President Bernardino Rivadavia had a Neoclassical portico built at the entrance in 1825, and the building remained unchanged until, in 1857, the fort was demolished in favor of a new customs building. Under the direction of British Argentine architect Edward Taylor, the Italianate structure functioned as Buenos Aires' largest building from 1859 until the 1890s.

PROCESSING TIMES / FEES

All consular fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted. Please click here to see our pricing structure for cancelled cases.

Furthermore, the below quoted Global visaz service fees are for REVIEW ONLY.

4 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees:
£70.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£200.00 incl. VAT

6 months, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£70.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£600.00 incl. VAT

1 year, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£70.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£950.00 incl. VAT

10 business days service:

3 months, single entry

Global visaz service fees:
£70.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£140.00 incl. VAT

6 months, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£70.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£420.00 incl. VAT

1 year, multiple entry

Global visaz service fees:
£70.00 excl. VAT

Consular fees:
£800.00 incl. VAT

CASA ROSADA

  BUENOS AIRES
HOVER / CLICK HERE



CASA ROSADA

The Casa Rosada is the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina. The palatial mansion is known officially as Casa de Gobierno. Normally, the President lives at the Quinta de Olivos, the official residence of the President of Argentina, which is located in Olivos, Greater Buenos Aires. The characteristic color of the Casa Rosada is baby pink, and is considered one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires. The building also houses a museum, which contains objects relating to former presidents of Argentina. It has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina. The Casa Rosada sits at the eastern end of the Plaza de Mayo, a large square which since the 1580 foundation of Buenos Aires has been surrounded by many of the most important political institutions of the city and of Argentina. The site, originally at the shoreline of the Río de la Plata, was first occupied by the "Fort of Juan Baltazar of Austria", a structure built on the orders of the founder of Buenos Aires, Captain Juan de Garay, in 1594. Its 1713 replacement by a masonry structure (the "Castle of San Miguel") complete with turrets made the spot the effective nerve center of colonial government. Following independence, President Bernardino Rivadavia had a Neoclassical portico built at the entrance in 1825, and the building remained unchanged until, in 1857, the fort was demolished in favor of a new customs building. Under the direction of British Argentine architect Edward Taylor, the Italianate structure functioned as Buenos Aires' largest building from 1859 until the 1890s.