Living in Argentina


New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa to enter Argentina as tourists or business travelers. Upon presentation of a valid New Zealand passport you will normally be granted a 90-day stay in the country.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

New Zealand Emergency Travel Documents

New Zealand Citizens travelling on an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) must apply for the appropriate Argentine visa to enter the country.

For entry into Argentina, your ETD should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.

Extending your stay beyond 90 days

If you wish to extend your stay for another 90-day period, please seek advice from the Argentine Migrations Office(external link).

Working Holiday Visa for Argentina

There are currently 1,000 working holiday visas available each year for New Zealanders to visit Argentina whilst undertaking short term studies and/or employment for a twelve month period.

For further information on how to apply for a Working Holiday Visa for Argentina please visit this website.(external link)

Travelling for other purposes rather than tourism and business

If you’re travelling to Argentina for any purpose other than tourism or business, please contact the Argentine Embassy in Wellington.


For Argentine Customs related information please visit the AFIP website(external link).

New Zealand community in Argentina

There is a small kiwi community resident in Argentina. In case you want to get in contact with them please visit this Facebook page(external link).


This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the New Zealand Embassy by the relevant local authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. MFAT and the New Zealand Embassy in Buenos Aires will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. New Zealanders wishing to obtain any further information must contact the relevant local authorities.


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