Passports of minors in Argentina will now be valid for five years, while for seniors the expiration is maintained at 10 years, and those of refugees will be valid, while foreigners must nationalize to Obtain this type of document, the Interior Ministry reported.
The amendment made through a decree "was made taking into account international recommendations to be able to have a timely record of the physiognomic changes of minors that will help strengthen border controls," the agency said in a statement.
In addition, he decided that all passports already issued will be valid until their expiration date.
It was also stipulated that passports for stateless persons and refugees will increase their validity period from one to two years. "In that way, Argentina makes its legislation compatible with the 1951 Refugee Status Convention and the 1954 Stateless Convention," the official said.
Likewise, it was established that the National Registry of Persons will issue exceptional passports valid for two years to foreign citizens who "accredit humanitarian or force majeure matters, regardless of whether they have consular representation in our country."
Another modification is that from this decision all foreign people who want to have an Argentine passport must carry out the nationalization, which consists of an administrative or judicial procedure depending on whether they are direct relatives of Argentine citizens or not.
So far, the National State was obliged to issue the Argentine travel document to foreigners with or without consular representation in our country, as well as to spouses, widowers and minor children of Argentine citizens, without being nationalized