Embassy in Japan

About Argentina

About this Embassy

Consular Section

Economic and Commercial Section


Post date: 09/10/2017




Japanese citizens who wish to enter the Argentine Republic within the
framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation between Argentina and Japan
on a Work and Holiday Program must obtain the relevant visa. The work
and holiday visa shall be issued to Japanese citizens who meet the
following requirements at the time of submitting the application:

- They are Japanese citizens, holders of a valid Japanese passport,
residents in territory of Japan;
- They are aged between eighteen (18) and thirty (30), both inclusive;
- They are not travelling accompanied by dependent family members,
unless they have their own visa;
- They have not previously taken part in the Programme;
- They have no criminal record;
- They have sufficient funds for their maintenance during the initial
period of their stay, at the discretion of the relevant authorities;
- They have a return ticket to their home country or sufficient funds to
purchase such a ticket;
- They hold medical insurance including hospitalization and repatriation
in case of sickness or death for the 12 months of authorized stay;
- They pay all fees required for the issuance of the visa.

Applicants are reminded that, upon obtaining a Work and Holiday Visa,
they will be authorized to stay in Argentina for a period of up to
twelve (12) months, non-renewable. They may enter into and leave
Argentina and work, provided it is not a permanent job.

How to apply for the Work and Holiday Visa

The visa application is personal and must be submitted along with the
following documentation (original and copies) to the Argentine Embassy
in Japan:

- Valid japanese passport with at least one blank page;
- Completed visa application form;
- One front face photograph (4x4 cm) on white background;
- A criminal record search certificate issued by japanese authorities
stating that the applicant has no criminal record for the last three
years; - An affidavit stating that the applicant has no criminal record
in other countries;
- A return ticket to Japan or proof of sufficient funds to purchase such
a ticket;
- Proof of sufficient funds for the applicant's maintenance during the
initial period of stay (a minimum of US u$s 2.500). This requirement may
be fulfilled by submitting (either own or third-party) bank statements
for the last three months or credit card statements;
- A reservation or a budget for medical and accident insurance for a
minimum of US u$s 30,000, including repatriation of human remains and
sanitary repatriation;
- A payment receipt for the relevant visa fee (US u$s 150);
- Motivation letter stating that the main purpose of the trip is to
vacation in Argentina, being work an incidental aspect of the visit.

The fulfillment of these requirements does not guarantee the grant of a
visa as this is an exclusive prerogative of the Argentine Government.

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