On behalf of the Embassy in Buenos Aires, I would like to welcome
you to our website and hope that you will find it useful.
This Embassy represents Ireland in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile,
Paraguay and Uruguay and works to promote cordial relations and
foster mutual understanding between the government and people of
Ireland and each of these five countries. The Embassy also has
consular responsibilities for Ecuador. Our work is made easy by the
fact that there is a long tradition of friendship and partnership
between our peoples, exemplified in particular by the important
Irish community in Argentina, the largest in the non-English
speaking world. In recent times, these relations have been enriched
by commercial, cultural and educational links, information on which
is available in these pages.
The Consulates of Ireland in Santiago (Chile), La Paz (Bolivia) and
Quito (Ecuador) are headed by Honorary Consuls who maintain close
contact with the Embassy and who assists Irish citizens and others
in consular matters.
While the Embassy is located in Buenos Aires, we want to be
accessible to all of the Southern Cone, so wherever you are, we are
here to assist you with any queries you may have.
Finally, if you have any suggestions for ways in which we can
improve our website, please tell us and play your part in improving
Go n-éirí an bothar leat
**Please note that Consular Fees have been updated, effective 14th
Ireland/ Argentina Working Holiday Agreement
The Working Holiday Agreement (WHA) Programme is an agreement
between the Irish and Argentine Governments which allows up to 100
young Argentine people (aged between 18 and 30) annually to take
extended holidays in Ireland for up to a year, and to take
employment as an incidental aspect of this stay. The aim of the
scheme is to introduce young Argentines to the people, culture and
landscape of Ireland and to allow them to work and study English or
Irish there. Participants will have one year from date of issue of
the authorisation to enter Ireland. A similar scheme operates from
Ireland to Argentina.
The WHA programme for 2014 will open for applications on the
19th March 2014. Only application posted, or sent by
registered post/courier, after 19th March will be
Further details can be found on the Working Holiday Agreement
page of this website.