Semester in Argentina Visa

As of the fall of 2019, Argentina changed its regulations to require that students and interns obtain a visa if entering programs lasting more than 90 days. This requires completing a visa application and necessary accompanying paperwork (including a criminal background check), and visiting a consulate in person for an interview. Students and interns should plan to visit a consulate at least one month before their planned departure date for Argentina.

CIS Abroad will provide you with some of the letters you need to accompany your visa application. See the consulate’s website that pertains to your state for the specific application docs required, and check to see how they want you to obtain the background check. 

Argentina has seven consulates in the United States. See here for the consulate that pertains to your state of permanent residence OR your school’s address and plan your visit accordingly:

Atlanta, GA – General Consulate
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Chicago, IL – General Consulate
Jurisdiction: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

Houston, TX – General Consulate
Jurisdiction: Arkansas, Colorado, Lousiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Los Angeles, CA – General Consulate
Jurisdiction: Alaska, Arizona, California, Carolina Islands, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Caroline and Pacific Islands

Miami, FL – General Consulate
Jurisdiction: Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Montserrat (U.K.), Cayman Islands (U.K.), Anguilla, and Bahamas

Nueva York, NY – General Consulate
Jurisdiction: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Washington, DC – Embassy’s Consular Section
Jurisdiction: Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia


IMPORTANT: CIS Abroad will only advise students on visa procedures for travel requirements for your CISabroad program only. CISabroad is not responsible for advising students on visa issues if they plan to travel internationally before or after the program dates.

These instructions are intended for US passport holders. International students must also be aware of additional documentation and/or processing time needed for their visas. Please contact your International Operations Manager to discuss your visa.