EZE Reciprocity Fee Question

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  1. NYCUA1K

    NYCUA1K Gold Member

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    I am traveling to EZE next month and just noticed this on the UA website
    I have been to EZE a couple of times and had previously paid $140 for a small white card with a barcode that was affixed to my passport and was supposed to be good for 10 years(to 2021). Is this document still good or does this requirement for a 'reciprocity fee' make it obsolete? In other words, is this "reciprocity fee" thing recent, meaning since 2011 and any fee previously paid is no good?

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. anileze

    anileze Gold Member

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    I think the card is valid for 10 years from the date of payment/issue. I have not been to EZE since this new online system of prepayment came into being.
     
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    TheBOSman Silver Member

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    If it has the barcode, then as I read and interpret the pages about the fee, you should be ok.
     
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    Bay Pisco Shark Gold Member

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    That sticker is your reciprocity fee, and is good for 10 years from the issuance date. If you enter La Argentina on a new passport, and the sticker remains valid, you will need to present both passports as to avoid paying Mme K another fee, currently US$160.
     
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    It is unanimous, and it pretty much confirms my initial hunch, precisely because of the barcode on the sticker. The higher fee and finding the message on the UA website made wonder. I have got a while before I will need another sticker, but I am trading in my passport for a newer model at the end of this year, since I already had 20 pages stitched in and they are now used up...

    Thanks for chiming in!

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    anileze Gold Member

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    NYCUA1K, I have had two additional pages supplements stitched in, so you can, if you choose, add another additional supplement into your existing passport. I hate to carry old and new passports as I have valid visas for BRIC countries :(
     
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    You are good to go... just have proof of payment and you will be fine....
     
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    Considering all the beautiful visas in my current passport, which are like trophies to me, I would love nothing more than to keep this baby by just adding more pages. However, it is completely worn out from heavy usage and poor care. About usage, I got it new in 2007 with 20 pages and then I had 20 additional pages stitched in in 2010 and I am now out again -- i.e., about 20 pages every 3 years.

    About poor care, judge for yourself :p

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    In addition, I really would like to get a passport with the latest technology, like a chip with imbedded biometrics. So, I am getting a new one at the end of the year after my last int'l trip in November, which will use the last page.

    BTW, does anyone have any recommendation for a passport protector that I can use to avoid messing up the new as badly as I did the old?
     
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    You could pick up a thin leather protector if you are going to EZE :) Or, a soft plastic cover in the style and theme of skins/cover one sees for ipads in Chinatown or street fairs in NYC during summers :)
     
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