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NEW: DS-260 Immigrant Visa Electronic Application

To complete the new DS-260 application, please click here

For further information about the online form, please review the DS-260 FAQs




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 or 

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
If your 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:

What to bring to the immigrant visa application interview (PDF 531KB) 

What to expect at the immigrant visa application interview  

If  you wish to initate a visa case for your fiancee, to get married in the U.S. , and reside in the U.S., please read about the fiancee visa

For more information concerning the fiance(e) visa process and required documents, please click here
If you are a petitioner living abroad and wish to file the I-130 petition for an immigrant
please click here and if you are living in the US, please visit the USCIS web site.

If you have questions that have not been answered from above, please feel free to contact us at 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 2015 Program

  • Online registration for the DV 2015 Program will begin on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and conclude on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4).

    For further information about the program, please click here

U.S. Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

  • U.S. embassies and consulates now adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way that we adjudicate applications for opposite gender spouses. Read the FAQs.

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.

New USCIS fee

  • For information about the new USCIS fee, please click here.


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