Friday, April 9, 2021

Visa & Passport Requirements for Argentina

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Passport holders from the following countries do not need a visa to enter Argentina if the purpose of the visit is tourism for a maximum of 90 days: Andorra, Australia*, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada*, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada (30 days), Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica (30 days), Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia (30 days), Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania St. Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America*, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela (60 days).

Reciprocity tax

Although US, Canadian and Australian citizens are not required to obtain a visa for tourist visits, the Argentine government requires a “reciprocity fee” for citizens using passports from these countries. The fee paid by travellers depends on their nationality and is similar to the amounts that Argentine citizens pay for visa applications to travel to the US, Canada or Australia. Since 2013, ALL entries into Argentina at ALL ports of entry require the prepayment of the reciprocity fee on the Argentine Immigration website.

For US citizens, the USD 160 fee allows multiple entries into Argentina for a period of 10 years. For Australians, the USD 100 fee allows multiple entries for one year. Canadian citizens must pay a fee of 92 USD for a period of 10 years or until 1 month before the passport expires. Proof of payment must be printed and presented to immigration officials upon arrival.

As of 24 March 2016, reciprocity fees no longer apply toUSpassportholders.

Citizens of India or Morocco must apply for a visa in their home country, but it is free of charge.

On arrival

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When you enter Argentina, immigration officials will take your photo and scan your fingerprints, the same process as when you enter the US. You will also have to fill out a customs form that asks for your mobile phone’s serial number, among other things. You can bring in goods worth up to $300 without paying duty.

If you are just transiting through the same airport without entering the country, you will still have this customs form to fill in, but since May 2014, no one asks for it at the airport and travellers are in principle allowed to keep it as a souvenir.