USUAL QUESTIONS


To leave the country, how can I know if I have any impediment or restriction?

The verification of impediment and/or restrictions of exit can be requested for the concerned by submitting document which prove identity and/or through a third party, bringing a special power to negotiate with Migration.


Is there any problem if I must return home, but my travel document has expired?

Argentine citizens, who return to the Country with a travel document which has expired, may enter without any problem, as it cannot be denied the entry into the country to any Argentine who certifies his status as such. Also, passports expired abroad, can be renewed before the Argentine consular authority or shall be stamped to enter the country.


Is it valid a passport renewed abroad?

The MERCOSUR passports of Argentines residing abroad, issued in Argentina Republic by the ARGENTINA FEDERAL POLICE, of term expired or near to expire, as established by Resolution 1266/2011 National Registry of People, might be extended by the Consular Authorities only once, to the sole purpose of enabling the holders entering the National Territory, where the concerned shall require a new passport.


Do I need permission to leave the country being an emancipated minor?

Las personas argentinas que no posean aun 18 años de edad, pero que se encuentren emancipados por matrimonio, no necesitaran autorización de viaje para menores.


What documentation can I use to travel?

The legal documents most use for travelling are: Passport and/or Identity Card issued by Argentina Federal Police and/or National Identity Card, any of them according to where you are travelling - neighboring country or not - and being legally and current. Likewise, regarding Enrollment Books and/or Civic Books, are legal within the Argentine Country, however for the purposes of leaving the country, they must be in good condition and if the picture is appropriate with the current features of the bearer, in principle they could be used for that purpose. It should be noted in this regard, that the expiry date of these documentaries is given by the years of the document with direct relation to the features of the person carrying it (transforming it into a purely subjective situation which falls within the discretionary powers held by the border migration controls).


Can I use Provincial Document to travel?

In principle they are not enabling travel documents, however, we found two evident and exceptional cases, given by "Agreements on Tourism" that enable travel to these states, which are Chile and Bolivia.


What documentation do I need to leave the country being under 18 years old?

Regarding the necessary documentary for children under 18 years old, with the purpose of leaving the Argentine National Territory, it turns out to be: Passport and/or National Identity Card and/or Identity Card any of them legally and current, and also birth or marriage certificate with the end of proving link (if accompanied by one or both parents), and/or minors’ travel authorization to leave the country if are traveling alone or with third parties, which shall be conducted according to previsions arising from NDM Regulation N º 31.100/05. Detailed description of the issue in the link of conditions for entering and leaving the country.


What happens if I am under 16 years old and I have not updated the National Identity Card?

In accordance with Order 538/2004 is established that persons who have reached the age of 16 years (and have not renewed their National Identity Card) will accede to an extension of the NIC validity for a specified period of 180 continuous days from the date of birth, to use such a document for purposes of leaving the country during this exceptional period.


Have the Identity Cards issued by Argentina Federal Police expired date?

Identity Cards issued by the Argentina Federal Police, is related to those issued under Mercosur Regulations (which have validity period on the back) and those that were issued in the previous form (these have no explicit expiration time, it is only given by the differences arise in the features of the bearer and the photo of the document).


Can I travel if I have a “Precarious Settling”?

With respect to Precarious Settlements issued under the scope established in the section 20 of Law 25 871, for the purposes of making the legal entry and exit of the country, may be used by foreigners, accompanied by the relevant documentary. It should be added, that they will be effective from the date of grant until the resolution of the application setting.


Can a child leave the country accompanied only by an adult who manifest his guardianship?

An important matter is to understand the differences between those who hold the custody and those who hold the guardianship (for the purposes of leaving the country with minors.) They will have full legal authority for the purposes of leaving the country accompanying minors, those who have custody, but not those who only have the guardianship. According legal conditions arising from the Civil Code, the custody contains all the rights and obligations in respect of legal authority with the minors, but not guardianship, which is in a smaller level (with respect to rights and obligations).


How can a minor leave the country if the whereabouts of one of his parent is not known?

When the whereabouts of one of the parent and/or who holds the minor’s custody is unknown and/or simile; a competent judge should take part, who exercising the powers conferred by law, will take the appropriate precautions with respect to such situations and may grant permission to allow the exit.


How can a minor leave the country if at least one parent is less than 18 years old and at the same time they are not married?

When we are in the case of a trip abroad, comprise by a family group of a child whose parents (or one of them) are under 18 years, and are not married under Argentine law in force, they must apply for travel authorization for their minor child, the consent of a competent judge who will grant a judicial authorization with substituting character.


If I am Argentine but NOT a resident of the Argentina Republic, naturalized in countries with which the Argentina Republic has signed Agreement on Dual Nationality and bear travel document of the acquired nationality. What documents do I need to submit at entry or exit of the country?

1– Entry

a) They will be considered foreigners and their admission to the country will be qualified as such, in accordance with regular rules apply by the acquired nationality.

b) If you state your intention to come to reside permanently in the country, you will
be taken by that fact as ARGENTINE. In this case, the appropriate documentation to submit will be sealed, and under the seal will be in written form the legend "ARGENTINE AT YOUR REQUEST."

2- Exit

a) The Argentines naturalized in the countries mentioned above, will exit as any foreigner, and must carry and show the competent documents for this purpose.

b) The Argentines who have exercised the option mentioned in paragraph
a) 1.b. will have to obtain the argentine travel document to exit the National Territory.

3- Request of migration regularization being in the territory of the Argentina Republic.

a) Exit authorization, extension of stay, employment authorization, and other migration regularization requests will be considered and granted as any foreigner.

b) In the case of requesting a "Temporary Residence", it could not exceed of the two (2) years, and shall not be considered others request for "Permanent Residence".
In the latter cases, the concerned will be notified that the transfer of his domicile to Argentina Republic with the intention of residing in it permanently involves the automatic acceptance of Argentine Citizenship.

4- Application of admission to the Republic, being abroad:

a) Requests for admission as “Transitional Residents”, that because of the migratory subcategory or acquired nationality need Argentine visa, will be granted subject to compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

b) Requests for admission as "Temporary Residents" after fulfilling the regulatory requirements in force will be granted a stay not exceeding the two (2) years.

c) Requests for admission as "Permanent Residents" are not considered, notifying to the present person that the transfer of his domicile to the Republic Argentina with the intention of residing in it permanently involves the automatic acceptance of Argentine Citizenship.


If I am Argentine but NOT a resident of the Argentina Republic, naturalized in countries with which the Argentina Republic has NOT signed Agreement on Dual Nationality. What documents do I need to submit at entry or exit of the national territory?

They will be considered, for all purposes as Argentines.

1– Entry

In the case of only submitting authorized travel document of the acquired nationality it will be inspected or will be issued the relevant card, printing the entry stamp with the legend "ARGENTINE - 180 DAYS" in handwritten under the label.

In the case, it does not appear the Argentine status on the foreign documentation and the entrant invokes it, you must prove that point by submitting Argentine National Identity Card.

2- Exit

To leave the country you should do it with the relevant Argentine documentation, except that the staying in the country has not exceeded the time limit of ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180) consecutive days, a circumstance which allowed you to leave with the travel document of the acquired nationality, which you had used to enter the country.


If I am an Argentine resident with DUAL NATIONALITY, what documents do I need to submit at entry or exit of the country?

Argentines naturalized in countries with which the Argentina Republic has signed Agreement on Dual Nationality.

1- Exit

The Argentines naturalized in the countries mentioned above, could exit bearing and showing the current travel document of the nationality acquired to that purpose. They should submit, invariably, argentine identity card (National Identity card, Enrollment book, Civic book or Identity Card issued by Argentina Federal Police).

The current travel document or appropriate card, in its case, will be inspected and sealed, and under the seal will be the legend "ARGENTINE" and in written form type and number of the document used to exit.

2- Returned

At the moment of returning the Republic, you should submit the argentine current travel document.

In case of submitting only the current travel document corresponding to the acquired nationality where is stated your argentine nationality, it could be inspected stamping the enter seal with the legend “ARGENTINE”, without specifying period at all.

If in the foreign documentation it is not stated the argentine nationality and the entrant invokes it, he should prove said condition submitting the argentine identity card (National Identity card, Enrollment book, Civic book or Identity Card issued by Argentina Federal Police) to be recognized as such, unless that said travel document has been inspected with the legend “ARGENTINE” and the type and number of document, at the time of his departure.


If I am Argentine naturalized in countries with which the Argentina Republic has NOT signed Agreement on Dual Nationality. What documents do I need to submit at entry or exit of the national territory?

1- Exit

The argentines naturalized in the countries above mentioned, to exit the country should submit current and in force argentine travel document.

2– Returned

a) At the moment of returning the Republic, you should submit the current argentine travel document. In case of submitting only the passport corresponding to the acquired nationality, current and in force, where is stated your ARGENTINE nationality, it could be inspected stamping the ENTER seal with the legend “ARGENTINE”, handwritten under the seal, without specifying period at all. In the case, it is not stated the argentine nationality on the foreign document, and the entrant invokes it, he should prove said condition submitting the argentine identity card (Identity Card issued by Argentina Federal Police, National Identity card, Enrollment book, or Civic book). This will not authorize the inspected document to be used for leaving the country, having for that purpose to submit current and in force argentine travel document. The officer must give notice of this situation to the owner of this document at the time of admission.


What should I do to enter the country with personal property?

All questions concerning personal property should be channeled through the General Direction of Customs, however, persons who return to the country with the purpose of settling again (either Argentine citizens or foreigners with legal residence in the country) and try to enter personal properties, should channel such situation through Migration Promotion, Coordination of Admission.


What documents are needed to exit the dead body of a person?

When the body of a dead person needs to be moved abroad, they must deal with its exit through the General Direction of Customs, because it is not within the jurisdiction of the National Direction of Migration.


What documentation is required to leave the country with medicaments and/or food?

With respect to all requested related to health issues, food, and connected issues, should contact the Border Health or Agencies related with such issues. This is not within the National Direction of Migration field.



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