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There are a number of basic requirements for any foreign employee looking to work in Argentina, some of which are the responsibility of the employer and some of which are the responsibility of the employee. Basic requirements include:
There are two main categories of work visas for foreign workers coming to Argentina long-term (more than 90 days):
Firstly, if your employees are from certain South American countries that are part of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), they may not have the normal visa requirements to work in Argentina. These countries include Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and others.
Most foreigners will first need a permiso de ingreso (entry permit) to enable them to enter the country. The employer will generally handle this application.
After this, your employee will need a residency permit and a work visa (usually 23 A or 23 E) from their local Argentinian embassy or consulate. For this part of the process, they will generally need to have a face-to-face interview with the immigration officials and present the various documentation. Once this is approved, they are legally allowed to live and work in Argentina.
Once your employees arrive in Argentina, they will also need to register with the authorities and get a document called the Documento Nacional de Identidad (DNI). This can be done at the National Registry of People, a government office located in the capital city of Buenos Aires.
Beyond this, every employee will also need to register for and receive a Código Unico de Identificación Laboral (CUIL), a national ID/social security number.
As the various applications can take up to several weeks to complete and be approved, it is important to start the process early.
Employees who wish to bring family members will need to be added to the employee’s visa applications and provide any necessary documents at the same time to avoid any delays.
At Horizons, we help organizations successfully expand to Argentina, and we are experts in the process of obtaining work visas for foreign workers. Our Argentina work visa specialists offer reliable advice and tailored outsourcing services to support you through Argentina’s complex immigration process. We will ensure that you and your valued workforce are in full compliance with Argentina’s immigration and employment regulations, save you time, and provide answers to any questions you may have about the process.
Additionally, we offer extensive outsourcing solutions to cover recruitment, payroll, HR, administration, and more to help your company start trading in Argentina, even if you don’t have a registered subsidiary in the country.
An Argentina PEO and an Argentina EOR are two types of companies which specialize in providing human resources services to businesses in Argentina.
The main difference between an Argentina PEO and an Argentina EOR is in the scope of their services.
Argentina PEOs provide a full range of HR services, including payroll, benefits administration, and employee recruiting—all under one roof as a co-employer. Engaging an Argentina PEO is essentially outsourcing your HR duties in Argentina.
Argentina EORs actually take over as the legal employer of your employees based abroad. Argentina EORs become responsible for labor compliance for your employees in Argentina.
At Horizons, we offer both PEO and EOR services in Argentina. Get in touch now and let us know what service you are seeking.
A PEO in Argentina can feasibly hire both local and foreign nationals to work in Argentina.
However, the ability of Horizons to sponsor your foreign national employee in Argentina may be limited due to visa quotas practiced in many countries.
Contact us with your requirements and our Global Mobility team with review the case and get back to you within 2 business days.
In most cases, Horizons’ Argentina PEO can hire & onboard your employee within 24 hours. The actual start date of the employee will depend on their notice period obligation to their previous employer as well as any relevant hiring rules in Argentina.
It is possible to get a work visa in Argentina. Horizons’ Global Mobility team is a dedicated team of work visa experts. They assess the details of each case to determine feasibility and costs before Horizons applies for the work visa on behalf of your employee. If the Global Mobility team determines that your case is feasible, the process is smooth and transparent. Visa spots in Argentina are limited, however—get started today to secure your employees’ visa spot.