Argentina Reciprocity Entry Fee
Entry charge for visitors to Argentina from Canada & Australia
*UPDATE: As of March 24th 2016, the reciprocity fee for US citizens has been suspended*
While tourists from Canada and Australia do not need a visa to enter Argentina, they are charged a so called ‘reciprocity fee’ to enter the country. This is a bit like an entrance fee and is based on the amount Argentinians are charged in visa fees to enter those countries. For this reason, European Union passport holders do not have to pay a reciprocity fee, as there is no charge for Argentinians to visit European Union countries.
The amount charged and the length and conditions of validity varies for each country and is subject to change, so be sure to check for the latest information on reciprocity fee requirements before leaving for Argentina. As our last update to this page in May 2016, the reciprocity fee has to be paid online by credit card prior to arrival in Argentina and the printed receipt presented at immigration control. Failure to do so may result in you being returned to the country from which you departed.
The fee is paid via the Argentinian Immigration website. Click on ‘Reciprocity Fee / Tasa Reciprocidad’. A page with explanations in Spanish and English will appear. Read the explanations and click ‘continue’. You will be taken to a Provincia Pagos webpage (Banco Provincia is the bank that collects the payment). Next you need to select ‘sign-up’ (in the bottom-left of the page) and enter your details.
Once the payment is complete, remember to print the receipt & keep it with your travel documents/passport when coming to Argentina. If you have any questions, check the FAQ section of the Provincia Pagos website, or you can also download their badly translated PDF of instructions here. For the fees and length of validity for each country see below.
Amount charged to Australian citizens: US$ 100 for all points of entry to Argentina (now including cruise ship passengers).
It is a multiple entry fee valid for 1 year beginning on the date the payment is made. The fee must be paid online prior to arrival in Argentina, and the receipt printed for presentation at immigration control.
Amount charged to Canadian citizens: US$ 72 for all points of entry to Argentina (now including cruise ship passengers).
It is a multiple entry fee valid for 10 years (or up to one month before passport expiration date, whatever occurs first) beginning on the date the payment is made. The fee must be paid online prior to arrival in Argentina, and the receipt printed for presentation at immigration control.
The fee must be paid for all points of entry to Argentina (now including cruise ship passengers). It must be paid online prior to arrival in Argentina, and the receipt printed for presentation at immigration control.
United States of America
*March 2016 update – the reciprocity fee for US citizens has been suspended!*
PS – Bear in mind…
We have heard reports from tourists coming to Argentina that the Provincia Pagos website has been experiencing short periods of down-time and temporary errors, so if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! Also giving it a go in different internet browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer may help if things don’t work the first time round.
Finally, all the above advice is intended as useful information to help visitors to Argentina, however the situation described at the time of going to press may well change and is out of our hands, so although we will do our best to post updates, please do check the official Argentine immigration website for the latest information. It is also a good idea to check with your travel agent and/or airline before traveling is you have any doubts.