The process of obtaining an Argentina Student Residence involves certain complexities. To acquire the necessary electronic certificate, known as the “Constancia de inscripción electrónica,” an academic institution must be registered in a special register of accredited institutions maintained by the migration service. Unfortunately, the public does not have access to this register. Although theoretically anyone can add their educational institution, the migration department appoints a responsible person who undergoes specialized training and conducts periodic checks to prevent abuse. This ensures the integrity of the system. Let’s delve deeper into how this process works.
To apply for a student visa and obtain a Argentina Student Residence, several documents and requirements must be fulfilled. These include:
It is important to note that all documents must be translated into Spanish and certified by a collegium of translators in Argentina. The submission of documents for a residence permit on a student visa is done within Argentina.
Obtaining a student’s residence permit in Argentina requires studying at academic institutions offering a minimum 3-year program with a mandatory school certificate (known as “carera”). Public universities in Argentina provide tuition-free undergraduate and carera education. For information on career education supported by the Argentinian government for adults, visit https://red.infd.edu.ar/ and https://www.argentina.gob.ar/educacion.
If you apply for shorter courses like language or tango courses, the courses will only grant you a Transitoria Residence, without the right to work or pursue naturalization.
To determine if an educational institution is suitable for legalization, the best approach is to email the university directly and ask the crucial question: “Is your educational institution accredited by the migration service and able to issue an electronic certificate of study?”
Obtaining a residence permit through study, which was once described as the easiest and most affordable method, has now changed. The notion of simply finding free courses in Argentina and obtaining a residence permit from the migration service is no longer valid. However, once you locate the designated educational institution, obtaining a student residence permit becomes relatively straightforward. According to the migration service’s website, apart from the standard documents and visa processing fee, you only need one document: an electronic confirmation of registration for your chosen course. This confirmation must be generated from a certified computer connected to the Migraciones network, printed, and provided to you with a unique entry number. This document is known as the “CONSTANCIA DE INSCRIPCIÓN ELECTRÓNICA,” which has been the subject of much discussion and effort.
When extending your residence permit, you will need to submit the same set of documents as required for the initial application. It is crucial to pay attention to whether your educational institution allows for the extension of study and the conditions associated with it. If the institution is accredited by the migration service but offers courses of less than a year in duration, with limited options that cannot fulfill the three-year continuous extension requirement, it is advisable to explore alternative options. Failing to meet these criteria may render you ineligible for further legalization or Argentine citizenship.
Upon completing three consecutive renewals of the student’s residence permit, you become eligible for permanent residence in Argentina based on general requirements. Additionally, after two years of legal stay under Argentina TEMPORARIA – ESTUDIOS, you have the right to pursue Argentine citizenship.