Consulado General y Centro de Promoción en Miami

Visas

Visas are processed by previous appointment only. For this, it is recommended to request the appointment at least 30 days prior to the intended travel date.

On the day of the appointment, the applicant must present all the required documentation according to the type of visa. If the documentation is incomplete, the visa process will not start and a new appointment must be requested, which will be subject to availability.

If you have the complete documentation, you will have a personal interview with the consul. At the discretion of the consul, additional documentation may be required after the interview.

 

To request an appointment at the Consulate General in Miami, you must send an e-mail to visas_cmiam@mrecic.gov.ar (subject: "Visas") indicating your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, postal address , contact telephone number, reason and approximate date of the trip.

To know the requirements of each type of visa click here 

If you request your visa or residency at the Consulate General in Miami, please consider this additional information:

- The consular fee must be paid via Money Order payable to the "Argentine Consulate in Miami".  We do not accept cash or personal checks.

- The applicant must present proof of their immigration status in the United States (permanent residence card or passport with the current United States visa).

- To apply for the visa, all foreign documents that must be presented must be legalized with the Apostille or by the corresponding Argentine Consulate abroad. Also, these must be in Spanish or translated into Spanish; it is recommended to use a professional translator.

- If the type of visa you are requesting requires a certificate of lack of criminal records, the certificate must be issued by the competent authority of the countries where you have resided for more than 1 year during the last 3 years. In the United States of America it must be requested at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks). In all cases, criminal records must be apostilled (or legalized by the corresponding Argentine Consulate abroad in cases where the countries do not have Apostille), and translated into Spanish by a professional translator.

In addition, children under the age of 18 require authorization from both parents to process visas. This authorization can be granted personally if the parents are in the Consulate or by Public Notary and Apostille. In all cases, the parents must identify themselves with a valid passport or ID and present the minor’s birth certificate with the proper Apostille.

-The visa requires a minimum of 5 business days to be processed.

All applicants should be aware that the times given are current averages and are subject to seasonal fluctuations, therefore it is recommended to start the process at least 30 days before the planned trip and refrain from making irrevocable travel plans until the visa has been issued.

 

- The applicant can withdraw the passport in person at the Consulate or through a designated third party with prior written consent via e-mail to visas_cmiam@mrecic.gov.ar In the email, the complete details of the authorized person must be specified.

The applicant can also bring a prepaid envelope with his name and full address to receive the passport at his home (FEDEX or USPS). You are advised to keep a record of your special delivery services so that you can track down your documents.

The Consulate shall not be responsible for delays or loss of documents incurred by the Post Service once the documentation was delivered or sent by the Consulate.

 

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