Argentina Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No/1
Other EU Yes Yes No/1
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

To enter Argentina, a valid passport is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. The passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.

Visas

A visa for Argentina is not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for either business or tourism for stays of up to 90 days except:

1. Canadian nationals and nationals of some EU countries (Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain) who require a visa if they intend to travel for business purposes only.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Reciprocity fees
Travellers from the USA, Canada and Australia entering Argentina via any port of entry are required to pay a fee online before travelling and must show proof of payment on arrival. You can pay this on the Provincia Pagos website.

Types and cost

Reciprocity fees for US citizens: US$160; Canadians: US$75 for single-entry and US$150 for multiple-entry; Australians: US$100. For nationals of Australia and the USA, this fee covers unlimited entries to Argentina for 10 years. Canadian nationals pay for either a single visit or multiple visits within five years; if travelling to neighbouring countries and re-entering Argentina within the 90-day validity, a single-entry fee suffices.

For nationals requiring a tourist visa, the cost is £29.50.

Validity

Tourist visas: 90 days.

Transit

Passengers not staying for more than six hours within the airport waiting for connecting international flights do not need to go through immigration control or apply for visas.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Temporary residence

Those applying for a temporary visa have to get an entrance permit (permiso de ingreso) from the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones first. When you have the entry permit, you can apply for a temporary residence visa.

Working days

Nationals requiring visas are advised to apply at least two months in advance of their trip.

Extension of stay

Visa-exempt tourists can apply for a 90-day extension to their visit at the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones.

Entry with children

Single parents/adults travelling alone with children should be aware that Argentina requires evidence that both parents have given permission for the child to enter/leave the country.

Entry with pets

Pets require a certificate issued no more than 10 days before arrival in Argentina showing a clean bill of health. It's a good idea to bring a Spanish translation.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Argentina
Telephone: (11) 4808 2200. Website: http://www.ukinargentina.fco.gov.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1300.
Embassy of Argentina in the USA
Telephone: (202) 238 6400. Website: http://www.embassyofargentina.us Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Argentine Consulate in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7318 1340. Website: http://www.argentine-embassy-uk.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1300.
Embassy of Argentina in the UK
Telephone: ((020) 7318 1300. Website: http://www.argentine-embassy-uk.org Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
Argentina Consular Section
Telephone: (202) 238 6460 or 6461. Website: http://embassyofargentina.us Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1300.
Edited by Jane Duru
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