Argentina – Ten-Year Police Clearance Certificates Now Required for Immigration Applications

What has changed

Effective March 6, 2019, the immigration authorities will now require police clearance certificates submitted in support of immigration applications to include the applicant’s criminal record for the ten (10) years prior to the certificate’s issuance.

Prior to this change, Argentina required police clearance certificates from an applicant’s place of birth and from countries where the applicant has lived for at least one (1) year in the three (3) years prior to submitting the application, but the change did not specify the number of years the police certificate needed to encompass.

Who is affected

Clients who have hired or intend to employ foreign nationals in Argentina.

What to expect

For residence applications, Argentina now requires police clearance certificates from an applicant’s place of birth and from countries where the applicant has lived for at least one (1) year in the three (3) years prior to submitting the application. These certificates must reflect the criminal record encompassing a ten (10) year period. Obtaining ten (10) year criminal records from these countries’ authorities may take several months and delay the application submission.

This new requirement has been established on the grounds of reciprocity–Argentina issues ten (10) year criminal records for Argentinian nationals settling abroad.

For more information about the new regulation please click here.

What you need to do

Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for assistance in developing the appropriate immigration strategy based on case background.

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.