What are the fastest ways to get a work residency in Argentina?
Updated: May 31
Are you looking to work abroad?
Argentina is one of the favorite destinations and it offers endless benefits and possibilities.
These are the requirements and information that you must know to be able to exercise a profession, either in a dependency relationship or autonomously, in the Argentine Republic.
Most of the documentation to be presented must be submitted to the National Directorate of Migrations.
It is important to clarify that there are 3 types of residences that this Directorate grants.
Firstly, there is the Permanent Residence, then the Temporary Residence and finally the Transitory Residence. The first two allow you to perform professionally within the country.
Once you have the hiring confirmation, in your country of residence you must process a criminal record certificate, up-to-date passport and all the required academic documentation legalized and apostilled (if it is necessary it must be also legally translated). Then you must prepare all the documentation to present to the National Directorate of Migrations in Argentina, together with the one you processed in your origin country.
For the filing of workers hired for the first time in Argentina, they must apply for Temporary Residence, a valid passport will be required, an Argentine criminal record, a certificate of residence or a public service invoice in their name, the stamp in the passport that certificates the entry to the country, the labor contract signed by the parties, proof of registration of the employer in the AFIP and finally, the record of registration of the employer in the Single Registry of Requirements of Foreigners of the National Directorate of Immigration (RENURE).
Within a period of 30 days from the start of the Residence application, the Early Discharge Certificate issued by the AFIP must be presented and a provisional CUIL must be obtained.
Then you have to set up an appointment to assist the Directorate in order to present all the required documentation. It is necessary to know that the duration, the cost and the documents to present for you to have this residence varies, depending on whether your country of origin is part of MERCOSUR (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and Guyana) or if it is EXTRA MERCOSUR (rest of the countries).
In conclusion, it is very important to have all the required documentation and to be informed about all the steps to follow. Argentina does not establish limited quotas or restrictions for foreign employment, a very positive predisposition that makes it an excellent place to work and professionalize.