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Argentina Visa: Entry requirements and pre-travel information for Argentina

Welcome to Argentina

Traveling to Argentina? You may need a visa – find out if you do, which type, and how to apply so you can get the paperwork out of the way and focus on your trip.

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What’s an Argentina eTA/AVE and who’s it for?

Who’s the Argentina eTA/AVE for?

Citizens from more than 70 countries can get this travel authorization for Argentina online.

However, to be eligible, you must hold either:

  • A B1/B2/J/O/P(P1-P2-P3)/E/H1-B category visa issued by the United States or a Schengen visa.

  • A valid diplomatic, official, or service passport that allows you to enter the United States without a visa: You can apply for an Argentina eTA/AVE if you can prove that you have previously entered the United States.

Who’s not eligible for an Argentina eTA/AVE?

  • Travelers who don’t have the additional documents as stated above.

  • Those who have visa-free access to Argentina. Use our Visa Checker Tool for more info.

What’s the purpose of an Argentina eTA/AVE?

Tourism activities only.

How long can you stay with an Argentina eTA/AVE?

The Argentina eTA/AVE is a Multiple Entry visa with a max. allowed stay of up to 90 days in Total. You must enter the country within 90 days after the visa is issued.

Learn more about the Argentina eTA/AVE

What’s an Argentina Tourist Visa and who’s it for?

Who’s the Argentina Tourist Visa for?

Travelers who aren’t eligible for an eTA/AVE or don’t have visa-free access to Argentina must apply for this visa at the Argentine Embassy or Consulate in their home country.

What’s the purpose of an Argentina Tourist Visa? Tourism purposes only.

How long can you stay with an Argentina Tourist Visa? The maximum stay with this visa is 90 days.

At iVisa, we currently don’t offer the Tourist Visa, but you can find out more from the nearest Argentina Embassy or Consulate.

What’s an Argentina Business Visa and who’s it for?

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Who’s the Argentina Business Visa for? Business travelers.

What’s the purpose of an Argentina Business Visa? Business activities, such as attending meetings, negotiating contracts, and the like.

How long can you stay with an Argentina Business Visa? The maximum stay is 60 days.

At iVisa, we currently don’t offer the Business Visa, but you can find out more from the nearest Argentina Embassy or Consulate.

What are Argentina’s long-term visa options?

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Argentina offers several long-term visa options for various purposes, such as employment, study, business, and residence. Here are some of the common long-term visas:

  • Conference & Professional Activities Visa: Visa for attending special events (such as fairs, professional activities, etc.).

  • Student Visa +365: For studying over 365 days.

  • Student Visa -365: For studying under 365 days.

  • Visa for Religious of the Catholic Cult: Temporary residence for members of the Catholic Church clergy.

  • Visas for Non-Catholic Religious Cult: For non-Catholic religious practitioners.

  • Visa by Nationality: For nationals of MERCOSUR Member or Associate States, valid for two years.

  • Work Visa: Personal application required.

  • Visa for Transferred Personnel: For individuals relocating by their employer within the jurisdiction.

  • Family Reunification Visa: For family members of Argentine citizens.

  • Syria Program: A special humanitarian visa to integrate Syrian beneficiaries.

At iVisa, we don’t currently offer these visas, but you can find out more from the nearest Argentina Embassy or Consulate.

Staying healthy in Argentina: Here’s what you need to know

Healthcare facilities and standards in Argentina can vary significantly depending on the location and the type of facility. Here's what travelers should know.

Make sure to stay updated on routine vaccines

  • Ensure that routine vaccines like measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and your yearly flu shot are up to date.

  • Hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines are recommended due to potential exposure through contaminated food or water.

  • Consider the rabies vaccine if you plan to engage in outdoor activities or will be in close contact with animals.

  • Keep updated with Argentina's COVID-19 requirements, such as quarantine, testing, or vaccine certificates, through your airline or the Argentina government website.

Medical facilities

  • Argentina's cities, particularly Buenos Aires, have high-quality medical facilities. However, the standard can vary in remote areas.

  • Private healthcare facilities offer better services and shorter wait times compared to public hospitals. Therefore, it's recommended for travelers to use private healthcare.

  • Pharmacies are widely available in cities and towns, with pharmacists often able to provide medical advice for minor ailments.

Health insurance

We’d always recommend taking out health insurance before you travel anywhere from any destination.

Contact your insurance provider before traveling to ensure you have the right level of coverage.

Other things to consider:

  • Trip cancellation, delay, and interruption benefits.

  • Medical expenses and medical evacuation benefits.

  • Baggage coverage.

Things to be aware of when visiting Argentina

Keep an extra eye on the following to keep healthy and safe during your trip to Argentina:

1. Water safety: In rural areas, it's safer to drink bottled or boiled water.

2. Mosquito-borne illnesses: Be cautious of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever. Use insect repellent and wear long-sleeved clothing.

3. Altitude sickness: If traveling to high-altitude areas like the Andes, acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness.

Medication for personal use

Follow these tips to bring into Argentina some over-the-counter medicines:

  • Declare all medications: Report all medication for personal use to customs authorities.

  • Original packaging: Always keep medicines in their original containers and in transparent bags in your hand luggage.

  • Prescription or doctor's letter: Present the medical prescription issued by your doctor or other competent authority, in English.

  • Check for restrictions: Call Argentina's embassy to verify that all of your prescription(s) are legal to bring with you.

  • Quantity aligned with itinerary: Bring only a reasonable quantity that aligns with the duration of your stay to avoid complications.

Need embassy support?

For other consular needs for Argentina, your first point of contact is the Argentinian Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Need assistance while traveling in Argentina? Your home country's embassy or consulate is your go-to place for support. Check our useful Embassies Finder to locate the nearest one.

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  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This app does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.argentina.gob.ar
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