Criminal record checks have been delayed for months by the Venezuelan authorities and this is causing a black market to appear in the supply of false documentation for people who have submitted temporary residence applications to the authorities in Argentina. To counteract this, starting on 14 February 2018, the Director General for Immigration has been permitted to simplify and even waive relevant documentary requirements, as long as this does not jeopardise public safety. (Disposition DNM 594/2018)

Florencia Funes, de Rioja, partner, Funes de Rioja & Associates