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Argentina: Digital Nomads

Author: Nicolás Grandi

On 11 May 2022, Disposition No. 758/2022 of the National Direction of Migration was published in the Official Gazette, which stated the creation of a transitory residence for the so-called “digital nomads”.

The purpose of this residence is to attract those foreign nationals from countries that do not require a tourist visa to enter Argentina, who, due to their profession can travel and work from anyplace in the world – providing services remotely for individuals or legal entities domiciled abroad – and who have decided to settle in the country.

The possibility of obtaining this residence will come into effect as of 21 May 2022, and each visa will be valid for up to 180 days, renewable only once for the same term as previously granted.

In order to obtain it, individuals must apply online and submit:

  • An application indicating their personal details and the independent work activities that they are going to carry out, including a brief resumé stating their experience in the field in which they are going to work and their level of studies or training.
  • A valid passport.
  • A 4×4
  • A proof of the activity that will be carried out – a contract, a company guarantee or a proof of application for employment in Argentina, as well as certificates or receipts of income or fees -, stating at least one reference related to their occupation.
  • A proof of the payment of the fee.

In order to renew the residence, the procedure also requires:

  • A valid passport.
  • Submitting a proof of the incomes received for the services rendered during the residence.
  • Submitting a certificate of criminal record issued by the National Registry of Recidivism.
  • To have stayed within the territory for a period of not less than 50% of the term of the residence granted.
  • A proof of the payment of the fee.

All the information provided for the completion of both procedures must be legalised and translated into Spanish and shall be considered as an affidavit, which shall be credited at the time of registering the electronic entry procedure to the country or the application for immigration regularisation in the system of the National Direction of Migration.

During their stay in the country, those who have applied for this residency will obtain discounts and benefits on transfers and transport, accommodation and coworking spaces, and benefits in terms of education, culture and gastronomy. For example, the air company Aerolíneas Argentinas will offer discounted tickets for the “digital nomads” to arrive in the country and then to be able to travel within the territory.