After nearly a year in Argentina, my spouse has finally become a legal resident. Processing the paperwork was the easy part. Getting all the paperwork, legalizing it, and translating it was a major hassle.
We had never heard of an apostille until we moved to Argentina, and by that point it was too late. We were faced with two options. We could either pay a company in the United States an insane amount of money to apostille my spouse’s documents or we could return to the States, get all our paperwork in order, and return to Argentina once the task was complete. Unfortunately, we only had enough money to send one of us back and my spouse volunteered to go.
I’m happy to report that three weeks later, we received his DNI card (the equivalent of a social security card in the U.S.) in the mail. He is now a permanent resident of Argentina and with this residency he can have a better future.