Argentina Rentista Visa: Requirements and Application Process

If you wish to settle in Argentina as a Rentista, you have to prove that you can cover your stay in the Argentine Republic with your own financial resources brought from your home country or any abroad country. From the income you produce as an owner of the business or a property, or from any other lawful income from external sources. This can not be hired job activities. To qualify for temporary residence as a Rentista, you must meet the minimum financial requirement of $2100 USD per family (per applicant, family members no need to show proof of income, only main applicant must show). This ensures that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in Argentina.

Rentista Types:

To qualify for the Argentina Rentista Stay, you need to prove that you can support yourself financially using your own resources. This can include income generated income from owning a business or property, or any other lawful income from external sources. It cannot be income from employment.

Ownership of Real Estate

As a Rentista, you will need to provide documentation related to the ownership of real estate. This includes property title documents and a lease agreement, which should have a duration of at least one year from the time of submission to Immigration.

In order to demonstrate the receipt of funds, you will also need to provide evidence of withdrawals made within Argentina. This can be done by providing proof of ATM transactions carried out within the Argentine Republic or probably Receipt from Western Union.  This documentation will further substantiate your financial capacity as a Rentista applicant: 

  • Property title 
  • Lease Agreement from which the rent received arises. (minimum 1-year contract from presentation to Immigration)
  • Proof of the withdrawal of funds through which the account is received (ATM proof in the Argentine Republic or Western Union or any other official financial institutions)

Company Shareholders

  • Contract / Corporate By laws from which the ownership of the shares arises.
  • Certified Public Accountant Report stating the amount of income received based on accredited actions. 
  • Proof of the withdrawal of funds through which the account is received (ATM proof in the Argentine Republic)

Funds Deposited In Bank Accounts Abroad

  • It is now possible to include money deposited in foreign banks as part of your financial resources. However, the legality of the origin of these funds must be unquestionably accredited. Additionally, these funds still need to be wire-transferred to Argentina on a monthly basis to ensure the approval of the Rentista application or you can bring them in bulk for few months. 
  • It is recommended to deposit these funds in a local USD account to avoid unfavorable currency conversion rates. They can then be withdrawn as USD cash. 
  • The documentary will be analyzed in the Supporting Documentary citation that proves own resources brought from abroad. The origin of the funds must be proven and that the income is received through financial banking institutions authorized by the BCRA.
  • Proof of the withdrawal of funds through which the account is received (ATM proof in the Argentine Republic)

Argentina Rentista Visa Requirements

1.- Valid International Passport.  If you are from a neighboring country, you can present a valid identity card or certificate of nationality with a photo.

2.- Argentine criminal record. Incorporated into the RADEX

3.- Criminal record of the country of origin. The Document has/must be endorsed by the Argentine consular authority or with the Hague Convention apostilled or endorsed by the consular authority of the issuing country in Argentina (only valid for Mercosur and associated countries). Required only from foreigners over 16 years of age.

4.- Certificate of Argentinian address or utility bill in your name. 

5.- Stamp of entry to the country stamped on the travel document.

6.- You must prove to the National Directorate of Migration the origin of the funds and their entry into the country, through banking or financial institutions authorized by the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic.

Likewise, you must prove that the amount of income you receive is sufficient to support yourself and your primary family group. For the purposes of granting residence, the provisions of Law No. 25,246, on Concealment and Laundering of Criminal Assets, will be taken into account. In order to be able to access a temporary residence as an annuitant, the minimum amount required is over USD 2100 for each family or applicant (not for each family member, only main applicant shows this amount). Here is the updated original source of the official information. 

Basically saying, you need to apostille three things before you arrive Argentina:

1: Your Birth Certificate Apostilled,  which you will need for Citizenship, this is not required for Residency. 

2. Apostilled Proof of your income, which is your property ownership and bank statement, saying the origin source of your income. Authorities just want to make sure your income is legal. 
3. Apostilled Criminal Record Certificate from your country or countries you have been more than 6 months in the last three years. 

Once you collected the above three documents, please send it to us by email for verification. Our lawyers will evaluate and if everything is OK, then you can start remote translation with these copies. After original copies arrived with you, we will submit them together and give back original copies to you after verification. 

To learn more about Rentista Residency Status and processing details, please refer to this article.

Rentista Residency in Argentina