If you are planning o travel to Argentina in 2016, then you should understand all the bureaucracy associated with the Argentinian Reciprocity fee. As of March 24, 2016, all US citizens and Argentinian born US citizens no longer need to pay the $160 USD Reciprocity Fee to visit Argentina for tourism.
The new Argentinian president, Mr Mauricio Macri’s administration has been negotiating this move with the US Department of Foreign Affairs this past year and announced that this change will take effect immediately (today 24 March, 2016). The $160 Reciprocity Fee is temporarily suspended for US citizens until further notice as Argentina is looking forward to be included in the US visa waiver program.
This move is expecting to improve tourism numbers from US visitors to Argentina having a positive effect on the Argentina tourism industry as a whole and creating more jobs.
Note that citizens of Canada and Australia are still required to pay their Reciprocity fee to Argentina before they arrive. They are no longer permitted to purchase the Reciprocity Fee at the airport and need to show the proof of payment before they board a plane or cruise ship. These travelers can get their Reciprocity Fee through iVisa's simple application process. Travelers can use a smartphone to download iVisa's App or simply use a computer to pay the Argentina Reciprocity Fee. The traveler's passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after arrival date.
For Australian citizens, the Reciprocity Fee is valid for 1 year (365 days) and costs $100USD (excluding Service Fee). For Canadian citizens the Reciprocity Fee is valid until 1 month before the expiration of your current passport and costs $92USD (excluding Service Fee).