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last updated on 2011-09-07 by ♥Yllen
|Consulate Phone Number:||(54-11) 5777-4533 (only for Non-Immigrant Visas).|
|Address:||US Embassy Buenos Aires
Consular Section (Inmigration)
Av. Colombia 4300
1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Working Hours:||The Embassy is open Monday through Friday, except on U.S. and Argentine holidays and administrative days.
|Best Way to Contact Consulate:||By e-mail: BuenosAires-IV@state.gov
Be sure to put your case number on the email subject.
USCs can visit the embassy with their US passports at window 15, US Citizen Services.
|Approx Waiting Time for interview date from when the Consulate receives the package from the NVC:||About a month after they receive Packet 3.|
|Issues a Packet 3?|
|Packet 3 Contains:||K1 Application Instructions/ Checklist containing DS-156 link
DS-230 Part I & II
Police Certificate Requirements
Military Record Requirements
Medical Exam Instructions
Medical Exam Instructions
Court Order Instructions
|Issues a Packet 4?||Yes|
|Packet 4 contents (if known):||Packet 4 is the Visa Interview Appointment.
They send an email with the instructions and some get it by regular mail.
|What forms should be send back to the Consulate?||Form DS-230 Part I and one 2x2 inches photo has to be sent first and right after receiving Packet 3 instructions.
Then gather and send everything that is requested on the Packet 3 Instructions:
EVIDENCE OF RELATIONSHIP
Valid passport and all previous passports
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE -Not for K1 Visa)
DIVORCE DECREE (If applicable)
DEATH CERTIFICATE OF SPOUSE (If applicable)
COURT AND PRISON RECORDS (If applicable)
MILITARY RECORD (If applicable)
4 2x2 inches PHOTOGRAPHS
I-134 and evidence of support)
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION (Copy of the envelope)
COURT ORDER (If applicable)
|Other Forms (if any)?|
|Consulate offers Direct Consular Filing?||Yes|
|If so, for all or only for US citizen who is lawfully resident in your country?||Residents_Only|
|Can fiance(e)/spouse attend the interview?||Yes|
|Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"?||Same_Day|
|Did the embassy schedule your interview or could you walk-in?||Embassy Scheduled|
|Visa issued same day?||No|
|If not whats the waiting period?||2 weeks|
|Is the Medical exam same day as interview?||Prior to Interview|
|Cost of Medical Exam?||$250 Pesos|
|List of doctors?||*Dr. Graciela Bohbouth:
15-4423-5665 O’Higgins 2243 2do”A” Buenos Aires
*Dr. Alberto Gallacher:
4961-5824// 4961-8921 Junin 969 7mo”A” Buenos Aires
*Dr. Raul M. Kelly:
4803-4331 Junin 1631 2do”C” Buenos Aires
*Dr. Juan Sorda:
4815-5818// 4815-5864// Av. Callao 875 2° “C” Buenos Aires
|How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical?||1|
|How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview?||3|
|Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview?||The embassy will not let you in until 15 minutes before the scheduled interview time. Print and have with you the email with the interview appointment to present at the entrance.|
|Vaccination requirements?||NONE AT THIS TIME FOR K-1 VISA|
|Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate?||I bet good since is Palermo zone.|
|Additional Info?||Police certificate is obtained at registro nacional de reincidencia. http://www2.jus.gov.ar/reincidencia/RN_ATENPRIVADO.HTML
(processing times vary from 8 hours to 5 days, with different fees)
You must send in a photocopy of everything on the checklist BEFORE the interview. This is a new requirement! This includes the passport style pictures and the sealed envelope you receive at the medical exam too!.
****NOTE ABOUT DCF****
To demonstrate residency in a consular district, American Citizen petitioners must be able to show that they have permission to reside in the consular district and that they have been doing so continuously for at least six months before filing the petition. Individuals who are in the country on a temporary status, such as student or tourist, would not be considered to meet the residency standard.