Get Your Argentina Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA / AVE) for Tourism Online Now


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The Argentine Migration Office recently introduced a system that allows citizens from 71 countries to get an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA [AVE in Spanish]) instead of the traditional paper visas.

This new system makes the application process much easier. The ETA (AVE) application process is very simple and 100% online. Once the application is submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive their ETA (AVE) and payment confirmation, which must be printed and shown to the immigration officers upon arrival. Yes, it’s that simple!

The ETA (AVE) system is an online method of applying from anywhere in the world. Some advantages of this system to the traveler are that visas can be applied for quickly over the internet at any time, from any location and that payment is made online at the time of the application.

Please note that applicants must already have at least one of the following U.S. visas: B2, J, B1, O, P(P1-P2-P3), E, H-1B.

Required Documents to Apply
  • All Passport Pages Scan

  • USA visa

Important Instructions
  • The Argentina Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA / AVE) allows Multiple Entry into the country within a period of 3 subsequent months, with one possible renewal authorization for 3 additional months afterwards.

  • This ETA (AVE) can be issued for Tourism purposes only.

  • Only holders of at least one of the following documents are eligible for an Argentina ETA (AVE): B2, J, B1, O, P(P1-P2-P3), E, H-1B. The visa must have a validity of at least 90 days after issued from Argentina.

  • Upon arrival in Argentina, you will have to present your passport along with your ETA (AVE) and payment confirmation, which must be printed.

  • Travelers must have their passport with at least 6-months validity from the date of arrival and have at least 1 page available for stamping.

  • Possession of the Argentina ETA (AVE) does not provide automatic right of entry into the country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if they consider that a person is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in Argentina would be contrary to national interests or security.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Argentina Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA or AVE, which is Spanish for Autorización de Viaje Electrónica) is for citizens of countries that are required to present a visa when entering Argentina. Now they can process an ETA online instead of getting a traditional paper visa. Citizens wishing to get an ETA should also hold at least one of the following U.S. visas: B2, J, B1, O, P(P1-P2-P3), E, H-1B.

We require the following to submit your application:

  • All Passport Pages Scan

  • USA visa


The cost of the Argentina ETA is: USD 50.00

Additionally, we charge a service fee that would vary depending on the processing time you wish to get:

  • Standard Processing: USD 35.00

  • Rush Processing: USD 65.00

  • Super Rush Processing: USD 100.00

It depends on the method of processing time you chose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing Time: 16 days

  • Rush Processing: 13 days

  • Super Rush Processing: 10 days

The Argentina ETA is valid for 3 subsequent months starting upon issuing. The Argentine Government would also allow a single extension of ETA for a similar period of time but only after examination by an Immigration Service Office in the country.
Your travel document has to be valid for at least 6 months after your ETA expires. Also, your passport should have at least one blank page for stamping.

All citizens that are required to present a Visa upon arrival in Argentina are eligible for an ETA if they hold at least one of the following U.S. visas: B2, J, B1, O, P(P1-P2-P3), E, H-1B. Here is a list of 71 Countries: Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bhutan, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Philippines, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea Bissau, India, Indonesia, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, China, Rwanda, Samoa, St Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Djibouti, Zambia, Zimbabwe that are eligible for an ETA.

Citizens of Kosovo, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and Taiwan are required to process traditional paper visas through the Argentina General Consulate in Toronto.

The Argentina ETA allows holders Multiple Entry within the 90 days after issued validity period.
We recommend travelers to apply for this ETA at least 10 days prior to their trip to Argentina.
No. The Argentina ETA does not guarantee entry to the country. It’s up to the country’s customs authorities to allow entry to a visitor after procedure checking upon arrival.
Upon arrival in Argentina, you need to present your passport along with your ETA (AVE) and you payment confirmation, which must be printed.

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

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Argentina is the eighth largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the second largest in South America. Located on the South-West Coast of the continent, it shares borders with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay. It is also the largest Spanish speaking country anywhere in the world. Argentina is so vast, you can learn Tango in its capital, Buenos Aires, to waddling around with penguins in Tierra del Fuego, you will be amazed at what you can do in Argentina..

Making your way down toward Patagonia, glacier and mountain regions beyond the scope of imagination are waiting. Argentina also has a ton of beautiful and exciting places to visit, from the rugged Atlantic coastline, home to beautiful beaches and wildlife, such as orcas and seals, to the majestic peaks of the Andes. You could easily plan a trip that takes you all the way from the coast to the ski resorts in the Andes Mountains.

Also, Argentina has many wonderful cultural centers to explore, from the capital, Buenos Aires, known as the “The Paris of South America,” to the beautiful wine country of the Mendoza region. No matter the reason for your visit to Argentina, the food is worth a healthy portion of your time. Every region offers a different variety of dishes, with an endless supply of unique flavors and ingredients. Many simple and hearty dishes are available for the picky eaters or anyone with food sensitivities, however, there are also plenty of ethnic and unusual options for the adventurous.

Cuisine in Argentina is a blend of some of the best flavors from South America and around the world. Argentinian food is an extremely varied thing, the cuisine having been influenced heavily by the large number of European immigrants who have flocked to the country over the last century. Italian fare such as pizza and pasta represent the large population of Italian-Argentinians, and the country’s expansive farmlands mean that steakhouses dominate much of the restaurant scene. Do you have a taste for barbeque? “Parilla” means barbeque, and this style of cooking is the most popular throughout Argentina. They serve a variety of meats including chicken, pork, lamb, and their specialty, beef. Argentine barbeque is prepared over wood coal or charcoal, lending a uniquely South American flavor. Complement your meal with a classic Argentinean wine, such as Malbec, and you will enjoy a feast.

Buenos Aires has a thriving art scene, from street artists to sculptures on display. Like abstract art? Head over to Recoleta Cemetery and take a quick walk toward the man-made marvel of Floralis Generica. It is also the birthplace of Tango. Argentinians are proud of their dance as it speaks an entirely different language. A lot like wine, which can be tasted in many parts of the region. Briefly looking at the history of this lively city dates back hundreds of years with the first settlers coming in from Spain.

It didn’t last long before another conqueror came in and established what is known as Buenos Aires today. Over the centuries, it became an ideal place for cattle ranching and an exporter for leather. Today, it’s a thriving, booming and culturally exquisite city for locals and travelers alike.

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