I got the visa pensionado in 2006 and the woman who went to migraciones with me to act as a "friendly translator" has also done so for several other members of this group since then.hola, Has anyone applied for a pensioner visa? Who did you use to help you?
How long did it take?
I was never absolutely sure about this as I received my temporary residency in October of 2006 and was in the counrty for more than six months of each year until I got the cambio de categoria to permnent residency in 2009.Does the 6 months in the country need to be in the calendar year or is is based on 12 months from when it starts? Thanks!
thanks, so you didnt use an immigration attorney to guide you?PS: The precaria is good for 90 days (and is even renewable) while migraciones reviews your documents, but it should not take anywhere near that much time to get the approval for a visa pensionado and receive your DNI.
My Argentine girlfriend at the time insisted that I use her attorney, but I soon realized that I would have to get all of the required documents on my own (with help from my brother and a friend.in the USA) and also that the attorney had no experience whatsoever regarding immigration.thanks, so you didnt use an immigration attorney to guide you?
As I previously indicated, you don't need a lawyer or a gestor, and if you speak some basic Spanish, you should not need a translator, either.This forum is the best place I know of to ask any questions you have about the required documents for the visa pensionado and how to get them, so you should not need to hire a lawyer or a "gestor" to help you.
This information may be out of date, but far as I know, the Social Security benefits letters which are issued by the US Embassy are in Spanish and do not have to have the Apostille as they originate in Argentina, but they must be legalized here. I believe the office to do that is on Aranales near the Plaza San Martin and an advance (online) turno is required.Just an FYI... To receive a Federal apostille, the Social Security Income Verification letter MUST be signed, and have both the signer's name and position printed below the signature. HOWEVER, Social Security stopped issuing signed letters when they consolidated their operations in Baltimore a while back.Technically, it is therefore no longer possible to have them apostilled by the U.S. State Department.
Social Security at the embassy might be able to help, or find some cooperative soul at a local U.S. S.S. office (which is how I got mine apostilled in February).
Pensioners visa. You renew the visa three times. The fourth time, you get your Permanent Residency visa.Thank you - We are thinking to go with a lawyer.They quoted 1250 each plus the yearly renewal. It seems like they could do all from there.They could get all the documents without us bringing anything.They said it could be done in a few months.Did you become temporary residents ? or continue to renew the visa? how many years you can renew it.- I understand for this type of a visa you have to stay in Argentina at least six months a year.
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