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Notices

Effective,  1st August 2019
Applicants are requested to carefully check their passport expiry before submitting their application.  As per the requirements of the Embassy, passports must have a minimum validity of 6 months at the date of entry into Aregntina, and at least one blank sheet available.

 

Effective,  1st February 2019
New visa application and legalization forms and requirements have been implemented with effect of 1st February, 2019. Applicants are requested to follow the new instructions below.

 

Effective,  1st January 2019
From January 1st 2019, all applicants must sign a statement guaranteeing the validity of the documentation and personal information provided in application form and during personal interview.

 

Effective,  19th May 2014
Gerry’s International, have been appointed by the Argentina Embassy for services pertaining to Visa Drop Box facilities and authorized to collect and submit Visa applications (without original passport) and commercial/non-commercial documents at our country wide office.

 

Submission at Gerry's Offices

Applications may be submitted at Gerry’s offices personally or through related authorized people only.  Applicants do not require any appointments to submit applications at Gerry’s.

 

Islamabad:

Gerry’s Building, adjacent to Punjab Cash and Carry, Park road Chattha Bakhtawar, Chak Shahzad,I slamabad

Peshawar:

Deans Trade Center, Saddar Cantt.

Lahore:

20/20A Opposite Ganga Ram Hospital, Queens Road.

Gujranwala:

Jinnah Stadium, Office 12, Opposite Civil Lines.

Faisalabad:

679 Batala Colony, Ghouri Arcade, Main Satiana Road, Saleemi Chowk.

Multan:

10-Pir Khurshid Colony, Near Educators Girls.

Sialkot:

786 Kashmir Road, Pacca Garha, Sialkot

Sukkur:

Unit # C-7, City Bangalow, Shikarpur Road, Sukkur.

Karachi:

4th Floor Bahria Complex IV, Gizri Rd, Karachi

43/1/D Razi Road Block 6, P.E.C.H.S.

Hyderabad:

Shop# B-1, Defence Plaza, Fatima Jinnah Road, Thandi Sarrak.

Quetta:

Shop# S-9, Swiss Plaza M.A. Jinnah Road.

 

 

 

 

Attestation of documents

The Embassy of the Argentine Republic legalizes signatures of Consular Department offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan and of all regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry duly registered with this Embassy. The Consular Section does not legalize signatures which are not registered. Please verify this with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan or Chambers of Commerce before submission.

 

Download Legalizations Requirements

 

Visa application process

The Embassy of the Argentine Republic warns all visa applicants that it is illegal to stay in Argentina beyond the validity of their visas and beyond the originally declared purpose of the trip. The Argentine Government reserves the right to act sternly if any applicant decides to overstay or present fraudulent/illegal documentation. The offenders will be then placed in the custody of immigration authorities and made to leave the country.

 

Step 1
Please read through the document requirements carefully.

Select the visa type, corresponding with your plans the purpose of your travel.

Gather and organize the required supporting documents according to the visa type.

Step 2
Download and fill the visa application and Legal Statement form below.

The visa application form (editable) can be filled by computer or by hand. Hotel/accommodation and flight bookings must be corresponding with travel dates mentioned on the application form.

Applicants are requested to carefully check their passport expiry before submitting their application.  As per the requirements of the Embassy, passports must have a minimum validity of 6 months at the date of entry into Aregntina, and at least one blank sheet available.

 

VISA APPLICATION FORM   2019

PERSONAL LEGAL STATEMENT

Please sign the Legal Statement in both English and Spanish

 

Step 3
Submit your documents at your nearest Gerry’s Visa Application Centre.

Step 4
Applicants will only be interviewed if all required documents are attached. You will be contacted directly by a Consular Officer through e-mail or telephone within 7 days after submission of complete documents for a personal interview.

When informed about the acceptance, the applicants must deposit the visa processing fee in the Embassy Account and bring the original deposit slip for interview. Please note that the Embassy does not accept cash.

Step 5
Appear at the Embassy for a personal interview at your scheduled time.

Please bring any original documents with you, which you have not submitted through Gerry’s.

Step 6
If your visa application has been approved, you may bring or send your passport for the issuance of your visa and it will be returned to you on the same day.
The Embassy does not keep original passports or any other original personal documents. 

 

Visa Application Fees

Visa type

Fee

Tourist

USD 150

Business

USD 200

Events & Exhibitons

USD 200

Transit

USD 40

Professional & Sports

USD 200

Student

USD 150

Temporary & Permanent

USD 150 + USD 100 (Cartera Migratoria)

Service fees

Application type

Service Fee

Visa application

1500 PKR

Legalization (commercial documents)

1500 PKR (first document)
(500 PKR for additional documents)

Legalization (civil documents)

1500 PKR (first document)
(500 PKR for additional documents)

Processing time
After personal interview, the average processing time is 29 days and could vary depending on the procedures at the Embassy. You will be notified of the result by email or phone. In case of denial, you will be informed by official letter and you may apply again after 90 days.

Disclaimer
The Visa processing fee is non-refundable, it is only for initiating the visa process. The submission of complete documentation, interview or invitation letter, does not guarantee visa issuance.

 

 

VISA REQUIREMENTS
Please read the requirements so as to make sure you have everything you may need to apply for the visa type which is suitable for your travel purpose.

Visa applications (editable) can be filled by computer or by hand. Hotel/Accommodation and Flight bookings must be corresponding with the form.

If applicable, please do not forget to specify name, address, email, telephone of the Argentine Citizen or company that you wish to visit (Point Number 26: "REFERENCES IN ARGENTINA" in the Application Form)

 

TOURIST VISA

Requirements

 

Applicants must submit a Visa Request Letter containing the applicant’s detailed personal information, passport details and travel plans duly signed by the applicant.  In case you are visiting family members or friends in Argentina, you need to present an ORIGINAL TOURIST INVITATION LETTER from them and a copy of their Argentine ID (DNI).

Instructions for the invitation letter can be downloaded here in Spanish.

 

BUSINESS VISA

Requirements

 

An ORIGINAL BUSINESS INVITATION LETTER must be submitted by the company in original to the Embassy or the applicant 45 days before the trip. The signature of the signing personal must be certified by an Argentine notary public and subsequently by Colegio de Escribanos. The Company or Organization must be registered at Registro Nacional Unico de Requirentes (RENURE).  The business must provide their valid registration number in the invitation letter.
A scanned copy of the invitation letter is acceptable just to start process but Visa will not be issued without original letter.

Instructions for the invitation letter are available here in Spanish.

 

EXHIBITION, CONFERENCE, SPORTS & OTHER EVENTS REQUIREMENTS

Requirements

 

An ORIGINAL EVENT INVITATION LETTER must be submitted by the Organization in original to the Embassy or the applicant 45 days before the trip. The signature of the signing person must be certified by an Argentine notary public and subsequently by Colegio de Escribanos. The Company or Organization must be registered at Registro Nacional Unico de Requirentes (RENURE) The business must provide their valid registration number in the invitation letter.
A scanned copy of the invitation letter is acceptable just to start process but Visa will not be issued without original letter.

Instructions for the invitation letter are available here in Spanish.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL VISA

Requirements

Professional visa is intended for applicants who will provide certain services to a person or organization based in Argentina, including branches of Pakistani companies. It covers artistic, cultural, religious, sportive, scientific and technical activities. An ORIGINAL ORGANIZATION INVITATION LETTER  must be submitted along with the application.

Instructions for the invitation letter are available here in Spanish.

 

STUDENT VISA REQUIREMENTS

 

TRANSIT VISA REQUIREMENTS

 

 

TEMPORARY and PERMANENT RESIDENCE VISA

In case you wish to apply for a Temporary or Permanent Residence Visa please contact the Consular Section in order to schedule an interview before submission of complete documentation.
Proceedings to apply for a TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT are initiated before the Argentine Immigration Authority, the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM).

 

Address: Dirección de Admisión de Extranjeros, Av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Edificio 4, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires 1104, Argentina
Tel.: (54-11) 4317-0234 / Website: www.migraciones.gov.ar

 

Disclaimer
Anyone who promotes or facilitates the illegal permanence of foreigners in the Argentine territory is able to be convicted for 1 (one) to 6 (six) years of prison. All of the invitees are recommended to read Chapter VI of Migration Law No. 25,871.

 

Argentine Republic comprises the total area of 2,780,400 km² (1,073,500 sq. mi). Its landscape includes Mountains and hills, Rivers, Lakes with National Parks. The total population of Argentine Republic is 43,847,430. The capital city of Argentine Republic in Buenos Aires. Spanish is the official language of Argentine Republic. Out of all the population 77.1% Roman Catholicism, 10.8% Protestant, 10.1% Non-religious, 2.6% Others.
Summers and Winters are mainly the seasons but Spring and fall often exhibit rapid temperature reversals; several days of extremely hot weather may be followed by several days of cold weather, then back to extremely hot. Buenos Aires and the Pampas are temperate; cold in the winter, hot and humid in the summer. The deserts of Cuyo, which can reach temperatures of 50°C, are extremely hot and dry in the summer and moderately cold and dry in the winter. The Andes are cool in the summer and very cold in the winter, varying according to altitude. Patagonia is cool in the summer and cold in the winter. Extreme temperature shifts within a single day are even more common here; pack a variety of clothes and dress in layers. Best time to travel in September to November, the Argentine spring is perfect just about everywhere, worth considering when deciding the best time to visit, although in the far south icy gales may blow.
Trains, tramways (with trams), executive long-distance buses, railways (with trains), taxis, commuter trains, subways (Subte in Buenos Aires), ferries (Boquebus & others), Remises (private taxi service) and airports (with airplanes); there are many ways to get around while visiting or living in Argentina.
Argentina is a multicultural country with significant European influences. Modern Argentine culture has been largely influenced by Italian, Spanish and other European immigration from France, United Kingdom, and Germany among others. Its cities are largely characterized by both the prevalence of people of European descent, and of conscious imitation of American and European styles in fashion, architecture, and design. Museums, cinemas, and galleries are abundant in all the large urban centers, as well as traditional establishments such as literary bars, or bars offering live music of a variety of genres although there are lesser elements of Amerindian and African influences, particularly in the fields of music and art.
Argentinian breakfasts are somewhat light compared to what travelers from English-speaking countries are accustomed to. Typically, they consist of a hot drink (coffee, tea, milk) with some toast, medialunas (croissants, literally "half-moons"), or bread. Hotels typically provide a free buffet consisting of coffee, tea, drinkable yogurt, assorted pastries and toast, fruit, and perhaps cereal. These kinds of breakfasts are also readily available in the many cafes. Lunch is a big meal in Argentina, typically taken in the early afternoon. Lunch is so big because dinner is not until late: 20:30-21:00 at the earliest, more commonly at 22:00 or even later. Most restaurants do not serve food until then except for pastries or small ham-and-cheese toasted sandwiches (tostadas), for afternoon tea between 18:00 and 20:00. Tea is the one meal that is rarely skipped. A few cafes do offer heartier fare all day long but don't expect anything more substantial than pizza or a milanesa (breaded meat fillets) or a lomito (steak sandwiches) outside of normal Argentine mealtimes. Dinner is usually eaten at 22:00 and typically consists of appetizers, the main course, and desserts. North Americans should beware that Argentinians use the term "entrée" to refer to appetizers. This is common outside of North America but can surprise some Canadians and most Americans. Only in North America (outside of the province of Quebec) is the "entrée" a "main dish". In Argentina, the main dish is a "plato principal".
The most popular sport in Argentina is fútbol (Soccer). Rugby and Basketball (basquet) are also popular. Polo is popular among the upper classes although it is still part of the nation's culture and can be readily seen in all areas of life. Tennis has been growing in popularity with Argentina's steady production of top players over the past three decades. Field hockey has also become a popular sport, especially among women. Car racing is popular too, especially in the Córdoba province. The most important racetrack in Argentina is in Buenos Aires is "Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez. Golf in Argentina is an increasingly popular sports thanks in part to the success of Argentinian players such as Angel Cabrera, Andres Romero, and Eduardo Romero. There are currently around 280 courses in the country, most located around Buenos Aires and including such well-known names as the Jockey Club, Olivos, and Hurlingham. On the Atlantic coast in Mar del Plata are a couple of courses that have held international events, and Patagonia has excellent resort courses such as Llao Lloa, Arelauquen and Chapelco (a Nicklaus design) as well as the 9-hole course in Ushaia.
Buenos Aires, Córdoba, La Plata, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Juan, San Miguel de Tucuman are among the famous places to visit.
MoU signing ceremony between Miracle Trust and Gerry’s Visa

November 20, 2019

Gerry’s Visa and Miracles Trust signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish their formal partnership and work together to achieve their common goal, to create a more sustainable future and an increasingly conscious community.

Mirpur UK Visa Centre remains closed

November 20, 2019

Due to the recent earthquake, customers are advised that the UK Visa Application Centre in Mirpur will remain closed until further notice.

The third Chinese Visa Center was inaugurated by the Chinese Ambassador

November 20, 2019

The new Chinese Visa Application Service Center will help facilitate the business community, students and tourist of Punjab in applying for visa applications to mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. The visa facilitation service provided by Gerry’s Visa offers a comfortable environment, additional value added services and absolute safety and security to the applicants.

Gerry's Visa opens clothes donation box

November 20, 2019

Gerry's Visa is proud to announce our first clothes donation drive in collaboration with Akhuwat Clothes Bank. We are collecting winter clothes for those who cannot afford to buy new clothes.

Important notice

November 20, 2019

Applicants are requested to pay only for the published charges/applicable fees. Anyone demanding charges/fees other than the ones listed, should be reported immediately to the Visa Application Centre Manager and file a complaint at: [email protected]

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4 FedEx offices are now accepting UAE attestation applications in Karachi

Gerry’s Visa partners with Saaf Suthra Sheher to responsibly recycle their waste

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Gerry's signed an agreement with China

November 20, 2019

Gerry’s International Pakistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China have signed an agreement on the development of Chinese visa application centres in Pakistan at an impressive ceremony held in Beijing on 6th March 2019.

New telephone numbers for UAE inquiries

November 20, 2019

Call now toll free to learn more about attestation applications to the United Arab Emirates' diplomatic missions. Our new dedicated number is 051-843-9332!

Gerry’s Visa accredited ISO 9001-2015 & 27001-2013

November 20, 2019

Gerry’s Visa was recently awarded certificates of the International Standardization Organization for their excellence in Information Security Management and Quality Management.

Users calling 9999

November 20, 2019

Jazz users unable to connect to Gerry's Contact Centre are requested to dial 0900 07860 instead.

ARGENTINA - New visa application and legalization requirements

November 20, 2019

New visa application and legalization requirements will be implemented by the Embassy of Argentina from the 1st of February, 2019.

Offices closed for Ashura

November 20, 2019

Some of our Visa Application Centres will be closed during Ashura. Check here for more details.

Eid timings 2019

November 20, 2019

Click here for more information about the opening hours of our Visa Application Centres during Eid-ul-Fitr 2019.

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 13:00

13:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 15:00