Argentina Entry Requirements
Argentina's charm, natural beauty and diversity attracts hundred of
thousands of American citizen visitors every year. Buenos Aires and
other large cities have well-developed tourist facilities and services,
including many four- and five-star hotels. The quality of tourist
facilities in smaller towns outside the capital varies. Spanish
is the official language.
A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens to
enter Argentina. Leisure and business travelers are allowed to stay a
maximum of 90 days in Argentina without a visa. Those wishing to stay
longer or to travel for other purposes need to apply at the Embassy of Argentina
, a consulate or obtain an Argentine visa through a registered expediting service
As of March 24, 2016, the collection of the reciprocity fee has been suspended until further notice.
U.S. citizens who arrive in Argentina with expired or damaged passports
may be refused entry and returned to the United States at their own
expense. The U.S. Embassy cannot provide guarantees on behalf of
travelers in such situations, and therefore encourages U.S. citizens to
ensure their travel documents are valid and in good condition prior to
departure from the United States.
Different rules apply to U.S. citizens who also have Argentine
nationality, depending on their dates of U.S. naturalization. Most dual
nationals are permitted 60-180 days of visit. Dual nationals who stay
beyond their permitted time are required to depart on an Argentine
Should you wish to enter Brazil or Paraguay through Argentina,
ensure that you have the required visas for entry to these countries.
The U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires cannot process visas to Brazil and
Paraguay so it is strongly recommended that all these be obtained prior
to traveling. Note that visas are required even for tourists on
cross-border tours to the Iguazu Falls. Also, all entries and exits to
and from Argentina must be recorded by immigration officials.
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