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Updated date: 10/11/2022

All inquiries must be submitted in writing by email. We do not answer inquiries by phone or in person, applicants can only enter the Consulate with an appointment.

Do not send documents to our email address that have not been requested, we do not check applications via email.

Visa appointments must be requested and scheduled ONLY by the following email address Include a copy of your passport, and detail: country of residency, dates of travel, and purpose of the trip (in detail).

Applicants with diplomatic passport, please contact the Argentine Embassy.

The Consulate will remain closed during Argentine and UK bank holidays.

All applications must be submitted in person with a prior appointment. Failure to provide the requirements will result in the cancellation of the appointment and delays to your travel plans.

If you are travelling as part of a group, please inform this when booking the appointment, including number of applicants, nationalities, dates of travel, and purpose of the trip. We do not accept tourist applications through an agency.

The Consulate strongly encourages applicants to apply at least 60 days in advance of their proposed journey and to refrain from making irrevocable travel plans until the visa has been issued. However, in some cases applicants would need to apply 90 days in advance. Please confirm with us by email.

On the day of the appointment you must submit your full application at reception, pay the application fee and wait to be interviewed by the Consul. Please allow at least 3 hours for your appointment.

The fee varies depending on the currency exchance rate and the type of visa. It will be informed on the day of the appointment. All consular fees must be paid with debit card. We do not accept cash at this Consulate.

The regular visa process takes up to 10 working days. We do not hold your passport during this time.  All applicants should be aware that the times given are current averages and are subject to seasonal fluctuations.

The decision on the application will be notified via email exclusively to the applicant.

If the visa is approved, an appointment to stamp the passport will be issued.

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