Active Investor Visa (Inversionista)

Argentina offers the Inversionista Visa to those who invest ARS 1.5m (about US$6,000) in a business in Argentina, which they must manage themselves.

The initial visa is valid for one year, while the validity upon renewal is three years.

After just two years of living in Argentina, and subject to maintaining the investment, the applicant is eligible for citizenship. A year later, the applicant is also eligible for permanent residency status in Argentina, presuming they have not already obtained citizenship. 

Argentina does not permit its nationals to renounce their Argentine citizenships. 

Individuals who would like to live in Argentina, but not necessarily run a business there, should consider Argentina’s Independent Means Visas.


Program at a glance

Program TypeActive Investor Visa
Time to citizenship2 years
Time to permanent residency3 years (yes, longer than time to citizenship)
Minimum investmentARS 1.5 million (about US$6,000)
Physical presence requirement183 days a year
Application processing time3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to170 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableBusiness Investment

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