Argentina - Visa Reciprocity Fee for US Passports

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  1. Gaucho
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    Just as a reminder, US passport holders do not require a Visa for entry into Argentina, but you will be asked to pay a Reciprocity Fee. Canadians, Australian and a few other nationalities are also affected.

    For details, please see here:

    http://argentina.usembassy.gov/warden_messages/airport-entry-fee--december-11-2009.html

    Please note the entry fee is now updated to US$140, in line with what it costs to get the US Visa for Argentine Citizens.
     
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    The fee is currently collected @ EZE and AEP. If you enter Argentina at any other point, you will not pay the fee and not be expected to pay it at another time (i.e., at departure).
     
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    And don't forget to renew in Colonia if you have an extended stay!
     
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    Do not forget that the law has limitations on how long you can be a "tourist." So, while the tourist entry visa (stamp, not a formal visa) is good for 90 days upon arrival, and you can go and get another one every 90 days or less, if you are there more than approximately half the year (I don't know if it is 180 days, or 6 months) you are not a tourist. It is something that long term tourists, or "permatourists" may wish to read up on. You could go to Colonia for the day, and find out that you aren't welcome in Argentina on your return.

    Now, back to the reciprocity fee :p [​IMG]
     
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    Hmm..... so you are saying immigraciones is keeping track of how many days you gringos are staying here and that the one night in Colonia reset option is no longer good..?????
     
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    I'm saying I've heard reports that issues were supposed to start arising for permatourists who only had 90 day visitor's entry stamps and in the aggregate, stay over 180 days in a year. I think you learn you have a problem upon re-entry. As you may figure, some of these folks have "no income" yet seem to live just fine.
     
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    Ah yes.... now that you mention this the AFIP has been saying it will start looking into long term expats and their tax situation.....
     
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    How long are these fees good for? In other words how often do I have to pay it? Every trip?
     
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    Looks like the fee is still $131.
     
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    US passports - $140. Ten Years. Apparently when your passport renews, you bring the expired one with the sticker in it.
     
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    Since I'm heading to BsAs soon for the first time, what forms of payment will the folks at EZE take for the fee? I've heard US dollars (cash) and credit cards are both accepted.
     
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    I would assume so. I know the departure tax they take all three. cards, usd, ars.
     
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    Yes, I will be going as well and had the same question. If I can use a CC that is great so I can get the miles on it, of course. :)
     
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    BUT - the amount (at least on Amex) is charged in ARS, so you potentially get slapped the FX fee. Some expensive miles :)
     
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    90% of all charges made to plastic in Argentina will be charged in AR$.... there are only very few exceptions and this depends on the business licence of the merchant. And yes, as stated above being charged in Pesos means that you will be charged the forex fee unless your credit card agreement states otherwise.
     
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    I have the Venture with no forex fees and am also an authorized user on hubby's priority club visa with no forex fees. Those are what we're taking for the trip. Thanks!
     

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