Continuing this long saga....On 5 February TAT moved the file submitted for legalization to a new location, as noted. Today, 11 February, they provided the legalized letter of income verification. What to do with it next? I proceeded to this upload page, which is set up to allow the legalized doc to be uploaded http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/consultaTramitePrecaria/ConsultaUnificada.php.Renewing Temporary Residency, second year. In case you're also swimming in a sea of uncertainty this may be helpful.
I just found the date that I completed the Radex application for renewal of visa, around 4 June 2020. The pandemic took hold and after delays and cancelled appointments at Immigrations to complete the application I received a firm turn in early October. 5 months after Radex. Everything was in order with my application except for the proof of income statement which I had clawed out of the US Embassy but it was not and I could not get the simple one page letter from the US Embassy legalized by the Cancilleria.
At the October Immigrations meeting they processed my application, issued a temporary Precaria and gave me a letter that said I had 90 days to provide them with the legalized income letter. And if I didn't produce the letter within 90 days I would have to start the process over as new.
I got assistance from an Argentine navigating the TAT website to submit the letter to be legalized by the Arg government. The first guy failed, months of delay, then a second one successfully submitted the doc on December 10 2020 and paid the government 300 peso fee. He advised that he had been advised it would take a month or so. There were no signs of movement as we waited.
Meanwhile Immigrations at the end of January 2021 issued an e-mail advising me that they had given another 90 days to produce the legalized letter. They had stopped threatening to start over as new. On 5 February TAT provided my adviser a cryptic notice that my letter had moved from one 6 letter acronym to another acronym location, at 29 days after it was submitted. No indication from TAT of what this meant or if there is a new time frame for legalizing the letter. That's where things stand, 8 months out.
If they produce the legalized letter, I can then upload it to a web address that Immigrations provided. Presumably this will produce a permanent Precaria and make me eligible to receive a new DNI card. Will this all take place before it's time to apply for my Temporary Residency for the 3rd year, June of 2021? Vamos a ver.
If you're looking for this page it's important to note how you get there and not be overwhelmed by all the options. Located here:
Inicio / Ministerio del Interior / Migraciones / Residencias - Realizá gestiones con tu trámite ya iniciado
AND, as usual there are unexpected traps - like when entering your date of birth, the day and the month require two digits. If you are born on January 1st 1950 - you must enter 01 01 not 1 1 1950 Otherwise you get an error message, try again.
So let's see how quickly the DNI comes....