The head of the consular department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Argentina, Georgy Polin, said on Thursday that the Argentine Migration Service is massively refusing Russian citizens to extend their tourist stay. According to Polin, negative decisions have been taken in recent months to extend the so-called tourist stay of newly arrived Russians, as well as refusals of residence permits and multiple orders to leave the country.
According to TASS, these actions of the Migration Service are justified by the provision of the Russian-Argentine agreement on visa-free travel, which provides for the possibility of entry, exit, transit and stay in Argentina without a visa for a maximum 90 days during each 180-day period for holders of ordinary Russian foreign passports. In 2022, the Migration Service of Argentina satisfied most requests from Russian citizens to extend their tourist stay in the country, but now the situation has changed.
Polin points out that the non-discriminatory application of the provisions of Argentine law suggests that citizens of other countries that have a visa-free regime with Argentina should also be denied residence permits if the relevant bilateral or multilateral treaties contain similar arrangements. However, lately, almost exclusively Russian citizens have been refused.
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