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Argentina Visa Requirements

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NATIONAL PURPOSE OF TRAVEL VISA REQUIRED?
United States

Business

No

Tourist

No
 
Canada

Business

No

Tourist

No
 
NOTES FOR ARGENTINA VISAS:
  • Maximum Stay: 90 days

  • May be obtained upon arrival

  • Online fee of $160.00 USD


BEFORE YOU GO TO ARGENTINA:

  • Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the completion of this trip

  • Your passport must have at least two "quarter pages" for entry and exit stamps

  • Your stay may be extended at local immigration for no more than 90 days

Reciprocity fee for US citizens

U.S. citizens who visit the Argentine Republic as tourists or on business must pay a reciprocity fee of U$S160 or its equivalent in pesos. This reciprocity fee does not represent a charge for a visa since Argentina does not require American citizens to have visas when travelling as tourists or on business. The Argentine Government set this fee at the amount equivalent to what Argentines pay for a visa application to enter the United States of America.

Form of Payment

At the time of entering the Argentine Republic, this fee may be paid in U.S. dollars, Argentine pesos, credit/debit cards or by traveler's checks. These means of payment are effective until December 27, 2012 (inclusive).

Payment must be made before entering the Argentine Republic, online at:
http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/templates/reciprocidad/reciprocidad.htm

Payment can be made on the following credit cards only: Visa, American Express, Mastercard.

The voucher received must be printed and submitted to the immigration authorities. The period of validity of such proof will begin from the date on which the payment was made.

Online payment is optional until December 27, 2012 (inclusive) if the ports of entry into Argentina are Aeroparque Jorge Newbery or Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza).

As of December 28, 2012, the 'online' payment prior to arrival at the above mentioned ports of entry in Argentina, is the only option to pay such a fee.

As of January 7, 2013, the reciprocity fee will be extended to all border crossings of Argentina: maritime, fluvial, terrestrial and aerial.

Until June 30, 2013, passengers on cruises entering the country are exempted from paying the reciprocity fee.

U.S. citizens who previously paid the fee and its validity period has not expired in accordance to the provisions of the National Migration Directorate, do not need to pay it again.

For further information you may call: (5411) 4317-0234; 0235-0236; 0237-0238.