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Nonimmigrant Visas

Effective February 1st, 2015 the call center phone numbers have changed. Please find below the new numbers:

Buenos Aires   54-11-5984-1910  
Cordoba          54-351-526-9220             
Pilar                54-230-465-0909              
La Plata          54-221-513-8038       
Mendoza         54-261-524-4788             
Rosario           54-341-512-2121     


On August 28, 2014 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 here

General Information

Welcome to the nonimmigrant visa section of the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires.  This section provides nonimmigrant visa services to Argentines and citizens of other countries who reside in Argentina and intend to enter the United States temporarily.

Bear in mind that you need to be in possession of a valid passport to submit your visa application. Argentine passports: If you hold a new argentine passport with chip, you still need to request a visa to travel to the United States. In case you hold a passport that was issued or revalidated outside Argentina, click here for further information.

We process nonimmigrant visas for different purposes such as students, temporary workers, journalists, religious workers, etc. You will need to apply for a visa in the appropriate category.

In order to apply for a nonimmigrant visa in Buenos Aires, you will need to request a visa appointment with our Call Center. For detailed information, please use the links on the left margin of this page.

Please Plan Ahead

Always be sure to plan ahead for your trip to the U.S. Visit the Visa Wait Times link for current visa appointment wait-times.

The interview wait time indicated on the website is subject to frequent changes and can vary significantly depending on the demand for our services.  We strongly encourage all applicants to apply for their visas well ahead of their planned travel.  



More Information

  • Reciprocity by Country: Additionally to the visa fee, some applicants are also required to pay a reciprocity fee. Only after the visa is issued, applicants should go to pay the reciprocity fee at the consular cashier window.


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