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Immigrant Visas

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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.  If you are interested in learning about immigrating to the United States or the process, please click here for detailed information.

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.  

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

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 click here for further information about the visa processing.


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 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 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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