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Argentina/Ukraine: Current migratory regulations for persons intending to emigrate to Argentina from Eastern Europe, particularly Ukraine

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 24 January 2003
Citation / Document Symbol ZZZ40463.E
Reference 2
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Argentina/Ukraine: Current migratory regulations for persons intending to emigrate to Argentina from Eastern Europe, particularly Ukraine, 24 January 2003, ZZZ40463.E, available at: [accessed 22 January 2018]
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Article 15 of Decree 1023/94 includes, among the categories under which the National Migration Directorate (Direccion Nacional de Migraciones, DNM) may grant temporary or permanent residence to persons who meet the general requirements set out in the migration regulations, two special considerations [translation]: k) "those born in countries for which special consideration is granted by law of a higher legal standing than an executive decree"; and ll) "foreigners from countries which, due to geographic, historic, economic and other reasons, can justify, in the opinion of the Ministry of the Interior, special consideration" (tratamiento especial) (Argentina 16 Feb. 2000). The DNM indicates that it is the Ministry of the Interior that defines who is to be covered by these considerations of article 15 (ibid. 29 July 1994). (Please note that the DNM is a branch of the Ministry of the Interior).

No references to Eastern European countries being included by the Ministry of the Interior for special consideration in accordance with article 15 could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

Argentina reportedly signed, on 29 April 1999, a bilateral agreement on migration with Ukraine, which came into force in November 2001 (Argentina 15 Jan. 2003). However, a copy of the text, or details on the content of the agreement, could not be obtained within the constraints of this Response. The electronic database of the Senate of Argentina indicates that the text of the Argentine law implementing the agreement has not been archived yet (ibid. 20 Jan. 2003). However, an Argentine newspaper, referring to the agreement, stated that it enables citizens of either, country who hold an entry permit issued by the other country in accordance with legislation, to enter that country and enjoy the status of temporary resident for one year (La Mañana del Sur 26 Jan. 2001).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Argentina. 20 January 2003. Senado de la República. Orden del Día Numero: 157/2001. "Mensaje No. 81/01 y Proyecto de Ley aprobando el Convenio de Migracion con Ucrania, suscripto en Buenos Aires, el 29 de abril de 1999." [Accessed 20 Jan. 2003]

_____. 15 January 2003. Dirección de Tratados. "Acuerdos Bilaterales con Ucrania." [Accessed 17 Jan. 2003]

_____. 16 February 2000. Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM). "Criterios de Admision." [Accessed 13 Jan. 2003]

_____. 29 July 1994. Resolución No: 2430/94. Del Secretario de Población y Relaciones con la Comunidad. [Accessed 13 Jan. 2003]

La Mañana del Sur [Neuquén]. 26 January 2001. "Titulares de Tapa: Migración con Ucrania." [Accessed 20 Jan. 2003]

Additional Sources Consulted

Embassy of Argentina, Ottawa

IRB Databases

Internet sites and search engines, including:

Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS), Buenos Aires

Clarín [Buenos Aires]

Dirección Nacional de Migraciones (DNM), Buenos Aires

Fundación Argentina con Acnur (FUNDARCA)

La Nación [Buenos Aires]

Ministry of the Interior, Buenos Aires

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