I am living in BsAs with a one year rentista visa which expires in Feb 2010.
Does anybody know about the tramites for a a renewal ?
Or would it be easier with a tourist visa every 3 months ?
I want to stay in Argentina until spring 2012
Continuing "proof" of foreign income. (I used a letter from an officer of my US bank which verified the continuing monthly deposits as previously "documented" when I first applied for the visa.) I also took all of the original docs submitted with the initial visa application and new photo copies of them.
Argentine bank statements for the past year showing monthly deposits of $2500-$3000 pesos or the equivalent in dollars. Don't worry about wire transfers.
An advance appointment is not required but they only give 50 turnos per day. If you arrive at migraciones at 8 AM you shouldn't have any problem.
Also, bring a book and remember the ladies at the prorrogas sector do not speak English.
I do not suggest using the endless tourist visa renewal option. That loophole may be closing.