In fact, they are. If you check the visa requirements you'll see the different treatment.rentaplus said:I would find it hard to believe that Asians are treated differently
I do not have experience with Taiwanese citizens requesting visas for Argentina. There is, however, a significant Taiwanese community here. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs page says that they require a "certificado de viaje" (travel certificate). I suppose it is similar to the authorization that has to be required for Chinese citizens, though I'm not sure. The issue here is that Argentina does not recognize Taiwan's independence.duffdouglas said:We're currently in China and the issue is the Argentine embassy here doesn't recognize her passport and have said she has to go to Taiwan to get it processed. Ok, fair enough. BUT, when she gets her tourist visa and wants to extend it after three months I forsee issues. Going to Uruguay probably won't be an option and in reality flying back to Taiwan would be a pain and fiscally just expensive.
If I have a work visa does it make a difference for her (if hypothetically we were married?)
Yes, that's correct. She would apply for a visa under the criteria of "family reunification", article 10 of the immigration law 25.871.duffdouglas said:Your information about being married is very interesting and something I have not read before.
So if I, as a Canadian, who has a work visa, is married to someone who is on a tourist visa, she could change that to a visa that would be for the same duration as mine? That is very encouraging.