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FEE CHANGES

On August 28, the Bureau of Consular Affairs announced changes to the fees for U.S. consular services overseas, effective September 12, 2014.  Based on the most recent update to the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ cost-of-service model, we are adjusting some fees to more accurately reflect the costs of providing these services.  You can find the details of the fee changes for both visa and citizen services by clicking here

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome to the Immigrant Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires. We provide visa services to Argentines or people living in Argentina who are beneficiaries of immigration petitions based on family relationship, employment or winners of the diversity annual visa lottery and would like to immigrate to the United States.  Please click tabs for additional information.  If you are interested in learning about immigrating to the United States or the process, please check for detailed information at www.travel.state.gov or www.uscis.gov. 

In addition, we provide assistance to Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) of the United States who have lost their LPR cards (also known as “green cards”) while in Argentina.  We can provide a transportation letter/ boarding foil to return to the United States.  To learn more about the transportation letter/ boarding foil process, please click here for further information. 

 If you have already filed an immigrant case with USCIS, you can inquire about the status of your case directly at www.uscis.gov

If your immigrant visa case is approved and current for processing, you will receive notification from the National Visa Center about the documents required for visa application and about the interview scheduled at the U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires.  Please read below for further information about:

What to bring to the immigrant visa application interview (PDF 766KB) 

What to expect at the immigrant visa application interview  

 

If you have filed the I-129F petition for a fiance(e) visa (K visa), please click here for further information regarding the required documents for the visa application interview.

   
If you have questions that have not been answered from above, please feel free to contact us at Buenosaires-IV@state.gov However, due to the high volume of emails received daily, we are limited to answering ONLY those emails containing inquiries which are not addressed in our website.

DV 2016 Program

  • Entries for the DV-2016 DV program must be submitted electronically at www.dvlottery.state.gov between noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Monday, November 3, 2014


    For further information about the program, please click here

Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

  • Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa is now available on our website.

    Please click here for more information.

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