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Argentina Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No


Nationals referred to in the chart above must have a passport valid for the proposed duration of their stay.

Nationals who require a visa to enter Argentina must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entering Argentina.


Nationals referred to in the chart above can visit Argentina for up to 90 days without a visa.

British citizens: you must get a visa if you are travelling on an Emergency Travel Document.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the nearest Argentine embassy for further information.

Types and Cost

Tourist visa: USD $150 or EUR €150, depending on the Consular office where the application is filed. The fee must be paid in the equivalent local currency. Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs webpage ( for the requirements.


Tourist visa: 90 days.


Passengers staying for less than 12 hours within the airport waiting for connecting international flights do not need to go through immigration control or apply for visas.

Application to

Download the form ( and contact the nearest Consulate office.

Temporary residence

There are several categories under Temporary Residence, so it is best to check with the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones first.

Working days

Expect 10-15 days.

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

Click here for information on minors entering Argentina.

Click here for information on minors leaving Argentina.

Entry with pets

Importing dogs and cats for non-commercial purposes: they must have been vaccinated against rabies between 30 days and 12 months before arrival. An accredited vet from your home country must also complete the Certificado Veterinario de la Argentina (Argentine Veterinary Certificate) and include a copy of the rabies vaccine certificate.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Argentina

Telephone: (11) 4808 2200.
Address: , Dr. Luis Agote 2412, Buenos Aires, 1425,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1300.

Embassy of Argentina in the USA

Telephone: (202) 238 6400.
Address: NW, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, DC, 20009,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

Argentine Consulate in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7318 1340.
Address: , 27 Three Kings Yard, London, W1K 4DF,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1300.

Embassy of Argentina in the UK

Telephone: ((020) 7318 1300.
Address: , 65 Brook Street, London, W1K 4AH,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

Argentina Consular Section

Telephone: (202) 238 6460 or 6461.
Address: NW, Sarmiento Building, 1811 Q Street, Washington, DC, 20009,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1300.

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