Pensioner visa (Pensionado)
You will be required to prove that you receive a pension or retirement benefit from a government or an international organization of at least ARS30,000. You may include your dependents, but additional amounts may be required.
Pensionado Visa holders may establish a business or work on their own, but may not work as employees.
The visa has a validity of one year. You can renew the visa on condition that you still meet the requirements. After two renewals, you will be eligible for permanent residency.
- Clean criminal record. Police clearance certificate from the countries where you have resided for a period of more than one year during the last three years, together with an affidavit stating lack of criminal records.
- Entry visa stamp (if proceeding)
- Certificate issued by a government or international organization that certifies that you receive a pension or retirement, in a regular and permanent manner, as well as the amount and duration of said benefit. Proof of source of funds/income.
- 3 Payment receipts of the government pension.
- All documents must be duly translated into Spanish.
No nationality is officially restricted
Dual citizenship is recognized in Argentina. You are not required to renounce your previous nationality to become a citizen of Argentina.
- Affidavit regarding criminal records
- Original Police Clearance Certificate
- Evidence of Residential Address
- One passport-size photo
- Original or Certified copy of Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
- Original or Certified copy of Birth Certificate (if applicable)
- Proof of pension
- dual citizenship Yes
- Family members included Yes
- land ownership Yes
- Physical residence required No
- Personal visit required Yes
- Language skills required No
- Interview required No
- Investment Single -
- Investment Family 4 -
- Minimum annual income $13,000
- Time to citizenship 60
- Time to permanent residency 36
- Visa-free countries 154
- Financing available No
permanent residency benefits
temporary residency benefits
With an area of 2,766,890 square kilometers, Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world. It has a population of around forty million people, its official language is Spanish and its currency is the Argentine Peso (ARS).
Visa Free Travel
A foreigner living in Argentina, who is not an employee, will become a tax resident after the 12th month residing there, even if he or she has been absent for a temporary period.
Tax residents in Argentina are subject to personal income tax on their worldwide income, whereas non-residents are taxed on their Argentine-source income.
Personal income tax rates are progressive from 9% up to 35% for income in excess of ARS120,000. The self-employed are also subject to a provincial tax on their gross earnings, which is a 4% rate on average.
Dividends received both from local and foreign entities are subject to income tax at standard rates. Interest income, whether from a local or foreign source, are subject to income tax.
Interest income from Argentine or foreign sources are subject to PIT. However, the interest on savings bank accounts, term deposits in Argentine banks and interest derived from government bonds is exempt from taxation. Rental income is taxable at standard rates.
Capital gains derived from the transfer of movable property are subject to a flat tax rate of 15%. However, those derived from the transfer of securities listed in the Argentine Security Exchange Commission (Comisión Nacional de Valores) may be exempt.
Argentina has a controlled foreign companies regime. Tax residents owning shares of a company resident in a noncooperative jurisdiction should include in their taxable income the taxable profits of the controlled foreign company derived from passive income. However, taxation will not apply if 50% of profits of the foreign company are related to active income.
There is a provincial real property tax. Transfers of assets are usually subject to a stamp duty that ranges from 1% to 4%. Inheritance tax is levied by the provinces of Buenos Aires and Entre Rios. A net worth tax is levied on personal assets over ARS950,000 (ARS1,050,000 in 2018).
The V.A.T. standard rate is 21%, although certain goods and services are subject to a reduced rate of 10.5% or an increased tax rate of 27%.
With regard to corporate taxation, resident entities are taxed on their worldwide income, but a tax credit for foreign tax paid is usually available.The corporate income tax standard rate is 35%.
Dividends received from resident entities are exempt from taxation. Those received from foreign companies are included in taxable income, but a tax credit for foreign tax paid may be available.
Capital gains are treated as ordinary income, and therefore subject to corporation tax at standard rate.
Payments to non-residents on dividends are usually exempt from withholding tax. Regarding interests, the standard withholding tax rate is 35%, although a reduced rate of 15.5% may apply in certain circumstances. Royalties are usually taxed at an effective withholding tax rate of 12.25%. Withholding tax rates may be reduced or eliminated under a tax treaty.
For further information on corporate legal framework, taxation and tax treaties, check out incorporations.io/argentina.
This should not be construed as tax advice. We have access to a global network of qualified attorneys and accountants who can give you the proper advice for your particular circumstances. Contact us for further information.
- Property tax Yes
- Transfer tax Yes
- Inheritance tax Yes
- Net worth tax Yes
- CFC law Yes
- Tax residency days -
- Personal income tax rate 35%
- Capital Gains tax rate 15%
- Investment income tax rate 35%
- Territorial taxation No
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Our qualified lawyers in Argentina will handle all paperwork, and guide you through each step of the process to ensure that it is as fast, efficient and pain-free as possible.
First, our lawyers will conduct a due diligence check on you to ensure that you are eligible and meet the criteria to apply for the visa, and that your application will be approved. Then we will send you the application forms and provide assistance to complete the questionnaires, translate and legalize documents.
You may submit the application with its supporting documents and undergo biometric procedures in an Argentine consulate or embassy, or you may visit Argentina, to open a bank account (we can introduce you to Argentine banks), deposit the required annual income and submit the application to the Immigration Department (Dirección nacional de migraciones) of the Government of Argentina.
Once the application is approved you will be able to get your residence certificate and ID card.
For further information on the Argentine pensionista visa and detailed procedures, contact us for a free private consultation.