As we continue to return toward “normal” business practices, Aires is committed to providing up-to-date immigration support worldwide. We will regularly provide spotlights for key country locations worldwide. In this blog post, we will examine the intricacies of obtaining a Temporary Residence (23A/23E) authorization in Argentina.

General Process

  1. Document collection
  2. Document conditioning, if applicable
  3. Police Clearance
  4. Entry Permit Application
  5. Entry Permit Issuance
  6. Temporary Residence Visa Application
  7. DNI Booking Appointment
  8. Entry to Argentina
  9. Temporary CUIL Number Application
  10. DNI (ID Card) Application
  11. DNI Issuance & definitive CUIL Number Application


Pre-Arrival: 2 to 6 months
Post- Arrival: 1 to 3 months

Primary Employee Documents

  • Passport
  • Police Clearance Certificates
  • Degree
  • Photographs
  • Temporary Residence Visa Application
  • Visa and DNI Application Fee

Primary Employer Documents

  • Entry Permit Request Letter
  • Company Registration at RENURE
  • Labor Contract or Transfer Letter
  • Power of Attorney
  • Entry Permit Application Fee


DNI Card is valid for 12 months in line with Temporary Residence Visa and has no upper limits for renewals. Temporary Residence can be renewed indefinitely and leads to permanent residence after 3 years.


A letter from the Argentine company informing the Immigration Office that the employee is no longer working for the company in Argentina must be sent within 10 days. Foreign nationals who definitely leave the country may request the cancellation of their Temporary or Permanent Residence at the Immigration Office.

Red Flags and Special Criteria

  • Marriage and birth certificates must be submitted for the entry permit application and must be translated by a Certified Public Translator in Argentina and legalized by the Argentine Official Translation Association, which takes an additional 5 business days.
  • Police Certificates must be obtained for everyone over 16 years old where applicant has resided for at least 1 year in the last 3 years. Certificates must be legalized for use in Argentina; a medical exam is possible.
  • Applicant may have contract with Argentine entity or may remain on contract outside Argentina
  • Companies must be linked by common ownership
  • Application must be sponsored by entity in Argentina

For additional information, please contact Aires Immigration.

Disclaimer: Any immigration advice contained herein is subject to change at any time. All immigration rules, processes, and decisions are made at the discretion of the relevant government authorities and are outside of Aires’ control.

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