Citizens of the United States, Australia and Canada must possess a passport to travel to Argentina. If they intend to travel to Argentina as tourists or on business, for a period less than 90 days, they are exempted from asking for a visa. However, they do have to pay the Argentina Reciprocity Fee, which isn’t different from what Argentine citizens have to pay for traveling to US, Canada or Australia. (Hence the name “Reciprocity”)
Until recently, the Reciprocity fee could be paid for only at the at the Provincia Pagos Website belonging to the Argentinian Government, but today, it is now possible to pay the Reciprocity fee at other websites as well. For US citizens, the Reciprocity fee is $160, for Canadian citizens, it is $92 and for Australian citizens, $100. The Reciprocity fee must be paid well in advance of the trip to Argentina. Please note, cash payments at border entry points are not accepted.
We discuss the process of paying the Reciprocity fee next.
Step 1. Go to the website ReciprocityFees.Org
Step 2. Click on the option “Apply Now” or “Get My Reciprocity Fee” and fill out the form. The information provided by you is gathered by Argentina’s Immigration Office, after the completion of the process.
Step 3. An e-mail will be sent to you with the receipt of the Reciprocity Fee (barcode) attached. This is sent within one business day of submitting the form. Expedited service also available.
Step 4. Take a printout of this receipt and present it to the DNM office on reaching Argentina, where the government officials validate your receipt.
That’s it! You can now have a whale of a time in Argentina!
For those of you who wish to stay in that beautiful country for longer than 90 days, please contact the Argentinian Consulate nearest to you.