Throughout our travels in Latin America, our ‘plans’ have always remained loose. We didn’t think we’d have the time or money to visit Uruguay but with a week to spare, we decided to pencil it in to our itinerary. To get there however, we had to first enter Argentina.
Australians do not require a visa to visit Argentina however, because our government imposes an entry fee on Argentinians, their government requests a reciprocity fee of AUD $100 to enter. The fee must be paid BEFORE arriving in Argentina and is valid for multiple entries up to 90 days within 1 year.
To apply for reciprocity fee, head to the Argentine migration website; https://dnm.provincianet.com.ar/ and follow the steps by clicking where you see a red asterix or star.
If you need extra support for your application you can also download the 17 page manual here; http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/pdf_varios/reciprocidad/Online_payment_instructions_16.pdf#zoom=100
First, you will to register with migration. The form will look like the above picture. You will then need to create a username (Usuario) and password (Contraseña) before completing your personal details in the following order;
Be sure to check your information before continuing as you may not be able to change it later.
Once you have registered, you can log in using your username and password and then select "Tasa de Turismo" once more. It will take you to the page in the diagram above.
You will need to enter your first and last name, nationality, passport number, passport expiration date, date of birth and your sex (masculino = male & feminino = female).
Then press "Pagar" taking you to the payment page.
You will be asked to enter your payment details (Visa / Mastercard) and asked to verify your information is correct. Once the payment has been processed, you will receive an email with a document looking similar to this;
You will need to make a copy of this to present to immigration at your port of entry into Argentina. Without this document, you could be denied entry.
If you lose the document or the email, you can simply log back into your account and print another copy.
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The information on this page is solely based on our personal experiences during International Border Crossings, most of which have been overland. We highly recommend checking all advice against the respective countries own immigration website for up to date information.