Argentina

Rentista and Pensionado Residency

Argentina’s Rentista and Pensionado visas grant renewable one-year residence permits to individuals who can demonstrate sufficient independent, externally sourced income to support themselves in Argentina. 

Though the minimum income is officially ARS30,000 (about US$300) a month, immigration authorities in practice expect applicants to demonstrate an income in excess of US$2,000, typically from a pension, rental income, dividends, or similar recurring and independent revenues.

Curiously, because permanent residency and citizenship are governed by separate legislation in Argentina, the time to become eligible for naturalization is actually shorter (2 years) than for obtaining PR (3).

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Program at a glance

Program TypeIndependent Means Visa
Time to citizenship2 years
Time to permanent residency3 years
Minimum investmentNone. Proof of income required
Physical presence requirementNone at residency stage (See Path to Citizenship)
Application processing time2-3 months
Citizenship grants visa-free travel to170 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableNo contribution required

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