Argentina Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes Yes No
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 touristic stays of up to 90 days. As of August 2018, Americans, Australians and Canadians also do not need to pay a reciprocity fee like it was in the past.

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

Types and cost

For nationals requiring a tourist visa, the cost is US$50.

Validity

Tourist visa: 90 days.

Transit

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

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 allow at least 45 days for visa processing.

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.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.