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  • How is everyone doing my Name is Erik,

    I am looking to live in Argentina specifically Palermo, Buenos Aires for at least 3 years starting next year.

    I'm currently based in Los Angeles California. I was wondering on the types of visas or what specific strategy I should take to mangle through this bureaucratic process on how to put this together.
    I was thinking about looking into the student visa or at least the Investor Visa. What are some possible changes that could come under the Milei for American citizens?

    How long does the Visa Process take?



    Just a heads up I do know some Spanish but I'm looking forward to improve.
    Definitely looking forward to hear back

  • Hi, Toast -

    I’ll have to leave the Visa information to other forum members, but as I’m quite familiar with Palermo, I can probably help you with questions you have about the ‘hood.


    Welcome to the forum!

  • Hey Rice,
    Thanks for the reply.
    How safe is Palermo in general?


    I'm looking to possibly do street performances with an accordion while I'm still grinding that instrument and get a chance to meet the locals and other expats.

    Welcome to the forum ToastMalone

    I'm not an expert on visas and went through the three year DNI process nearly twenty years ago, so things will have changed.

  • Welcome to the forum ToastMalone

    I'm not an expert on visas and went through the three year DNI process nearly twenty years ago, so things will have changed.

    Similar story with me regarding visas as Splinter. Marrying an Argentine is the easiest method if you're planning on staying here for a long time. Otherwise, I suspect you might have to exit the country and come back in ever six months or so.

  • Hello everyone,
    Just to clear things up.

    I'm planning to have over six figures in amount saved in American dollars to pursue this venture. I don't plan to directly compete with the other street musicians other than the occasional potential free beverage or dish from the local restaurant or cafe if that's even offered in the first place :D.

    I'm just getting tired of the insane cost of living here in the United States; all of the fun things are withering away faster here in Southern California


    Similar story with me regarding visas as Splinter. Marrying an Argentine is the easiest method if you're planning on staying here for a long time. Otherwise, I suspect you might have to exit the country and come back in ever six months or so.

    If I do pursue this strategy aren't there limits on how many times you can do this?
    I know about the extended fee for every 90 days but aren't there limits on how many times you can renew it.

    Luckily I'm not so far off from an Argentinian consulate here in Los Angeles should I book a visit and ask those questions.

    Thanks

  • Hey Rice,
    Thanks for the reply.
    How safe is Palermo in general?

    Palermo is safer than most other barrios, with all the usual caveats observed in big cities.




    Luckily I'm not so far off from an Argentinian consulate here in Los Angeles should I book a visit and ask those questions.

    Thanks

    Definitely go to the consulate. They can answer your questions about extend your tourist visa and what you would need to do in order to obtain temporary residency. Ask them also about the process for getting a license or permit for busking.


    As for competing with other street musicians, I think you will be surprised at how few there are in BsAs, usually in subte stations or on the cars themselves.

  • A warm welcome ToastMalone


    There are a few other visa categories in addition to those you've mentioned.

    Rentista

    Pensionado

    Digital Nomad


    They're quite easy to research online.


    Just a summary of my own understanding in outline terms


    Rentista- valid for a year and renewable annually. Requires a monthly income of USD$2k from passive sources such as rental income.
    Pensionado- similar to the rentista but where the income derives from an annuity.

    Digital Nomad- forget it. I don't think it ever quite got going.


    You get 90 days on arrival on a tourist visa. As the expiry of the 90 days approaches you can do one of 2 things as a tourist.
    1. Leave the country and reenter to start a new 90 days.

    2. Renew your tourist entry for a further 90 days in country. Here is a guy doing just that:



    Once that 2nd lot of 90 days have expired you must leave and reenter again for 90 days but once that 3rd lot of 90 days expires, you cannot renew in country again, you must leave and reenter, and so it goes on...

  • Thanks for the reply. How long until immigration officials start taking notice for anything suspicious if going for this strategy. Can this be done in a long-term span in 3 years.

    There is no clear-cut answer on this ! It depends on luck !


    These guys are robots not caring some days and depending on how they wake up in the morning they will working to the rule book.

  • I can remember only one time period 10 or more years ago, when there was a crackdown on the scheme of taking the buquebus to Colonia and returning for a new passport entry. Then with no announcement of change of policy, that was again a legitimate way to extend for an additional 90 days. As far as I know, it is still legit.


    But the Argentine consulate will know for sure.

  • I can remember only one time period 10 or more years ago, when there was a crackdown on the scheme of taking the buquebus to Colonia and returning for a new passport entry. Then with no announcement of change of policy, that was again a legitimate way to extend for an additional 90 days. As far as I know, it is still legit.


    But the Argentine consulate will know for sure.

    Argentine consulates have a reputation for giving out information that is not always correct.


    The law says , I think.., 90 days plus 90 days.


    If you try and extend a further 90 days you may get denied entry.


    It really depends what side of bed the immigration official got out of bed that day.