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| Updated on Jul 31, 2017

Entry Fee and Visa Requirements for US Citizens

Heading off toward Argentina in South America means extra paperwork and fees for a foreigner. It doesn’t mean any less fun, just a few added tidbits on your way to the wonders of nature and wine country of course. Receiving your visa is a ticket to life changing experiences, from learning Tango in Buenos Aires to conquering picturesque glaciers in Patagonia.

Update for US Citizens traveling to Argentina

  • Note for US Citizens: Effective on March 24 2016, the Argentina Government has temporarily suspended the Argentina Reciprocity Fee for US citizens.

For U.S. citizens, this is an ideal opportunity to break away from the everyday norm and witness incredible beauties. No need trying to navigate the paperwork trail on your own, leave the hard work to us. Make the switch from ancient history to the wave of the future by filling out our quick and easy application. Within a day or two, you will have your passport electronically linked with you Visa to Argentina. See how it works at

Understanding the Argentina Reciprocity Fee

Anyone wanting to scoot off in the direction of Argentina has a few requirements to meet before taking a not so comfortable seat on an aircraft. Before we get into those details, a visa is not possible without a passport. If you do not already have one, you will need to send in for a US Passport asap. Nothing on our side can even begin until you have it in hand. Get it done.

Once you have your passport and are within about 30 days of your trip, apply with us. No need to get it done super early as it will likely expire before you even take off. Here are a few things to keep in mind for the requirements of a visa:

  1. Children:
    If you are travelling with children, each and every child must have their own visa. Your visa alone will NOT be extended to your kids. Each child will also need to have a passport. Both documents are required for entrance into Argentina.

  2. Visas: Thanks to technology, you are no longer required to mail in your application. Most countries are on board or are making the switch to electronic visas in the upcoming years. Instead of filling out a document, getting extra pictures and gathering your passport you can do it all in a matter of minutes. No more mailing anything. You can generally expect to have you visa linked to your passport within a day or two.

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Click here to apply for an Argentina visa.

  • Note for all Australian citizens: From the 1st of July 2017, Australians no longer require to pay the Reciprocity fee to visit Argentina..
  • Chinese Citizens to apply for the English: Argentina Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) / Spanish: AVE - Autorización de Viaje Electrónica online.

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I am a US expat with Chilean residency and entered Argentina on numerous occasions with Chilean cedula (ID). This next time, I will be entering Argentina with my private auto. Licensed on the Island of Margarita in the Caribbean Venezuela. Have all the insurance required. Since, I've previously entered with Chilean ID, will I need US passport with my private vehicle and require the reciprocity fee. Wasn't asked previously entering by bus from Chile and used my Chilean ID Card on about 3 occasions of 1-2 weeks each.
(151 days ago)
US citizens don't need to pay the reciprocity fee anymore. You need to go to the nearest embassy in Chile to verify if your Chilean ID is allowed to travel by road to Argentina.
(149 days ago)