Argentina Rentista Visa: Requirements and Application Process

If you wish to settle in Argentina as a Rentista, you have to prove that you can pay for your stay in the Argentine Republic with 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 $1800 USD per person. 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 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. 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)

Company Shareholders

  • -Contract / Corporate Bylaws 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 Acoounts 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.
  • -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 or exchanged on the black market at the blue rate to get more pesos.
  • -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 1800 for each family members. Here is the updated original source of the official information. 

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