Effective March 6, 2019, the immigration authorities have published a new regulation requiring police clearance certificates submitted in support of immigration applications to include the applicant’s criminal record for the ten years prior to the certificate’s issuance.

For residence applications, Argentina requires police clearance certificates from an applicant’s place of birth and from countries where the applicant has lived for at least one year in the three years prior to submitting the application.

Previously, the Argentinian immigration authorities did not specify how many years of criminal records had to be covered by these police clearance certificates.

Obtaining ten-year criminal records from these countries’ authorities may take several months and delay the application submission.

This new requirement has been established on the grounds of reciprocity – Argentina issues ten-year criminal records for Argentinian nationals settling abroad.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.