Reciprocity fee when entering Argentina

4:30 PM Sandra Gutrejde 113 Comments


IMPORTANT NOTICE: RECIPROCITY FEE REVOKED FOR US CITIZENS,  AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS, AND CANADIAN CITIZENS.

As of August 23, 2016. US citizens are exempt from paying the Reciprocity Fee.  

As of July 1st, 2017, Australian citizens are exempt from paying the Reciprocity Fee.

Effective January 1st, 2018, Canadian Citizens or Canadian Passport holders entering Argentina territory will be exempt from paying the reciprocity fee.

The Argentine Government applies a "reciprocity fee" to the nationals of those countries who charge Argentinian citizens to get a visa to enter their countries.

According to the "Direccion Nacional de Migraciones" website:

When entering Argentine territory, the nationals of the following countries must pay a "reciprocity fee". This payment is not a Visa since Argentina does not require Visa to nationals of the mentioned countries when traveling for tourism or business purposes.
The Argentine Government set this entry fee on equal amounts to those Argentine citizens must pay when requesting a Visa to travel to those countries.

Australia: USD 100. Valid for multiple entries for 1 year from the date of payment of the reciprocity fee.
Canada: USD78 for multiple entries for 10 years, or up to one month before the expiring date of the passport where the payment of the fee was stamped, which occurs first.
United States: USD 160. Valid for multiple entries for ten years.
**Rates are subject to modification based on reciprocity.

The citizens of Canada that enter for tourism until December 31st, 2017, must pay this "Reciprocity Fee" to travel to Argentina by credit card before the citizen gets in Argentina through the secure website:

https://dnm.provincianet.com.ar/Login/IndexRegister#

Credit cards accepted are Visa, American Express, and Mastercard.

Payment on arrival at the airport is no longer accepted. As of December 28th, 2012 the online payment prior to arrival is the only method accepted.

Before January 6th, 2013, the reciprocity fee was only requested to travelers arriving into the country on International flights through Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport (AEP) of Buenos Aires city.

Starting January 7th, 2013, the proof of online payment of the reciprocity fee to enter Argentina is requested at all border crossings.

Passengers arriving by Cruise Ship at Buenos Aires Port until June 30th, 2013, were exempted of the payment. All Canadian passengers arriving by Cruise Ship up to December 31st, 2017, must pay the Reciprocity Fee in advance before traveling to Argentina.

How to pay the Reciprocity Fee?

1) The traveler must enter the Web Provincia Net (Click Here)
Register with your details to start the process,
2) Complete the form with the corresponding personal and credit card information. Data are stored on the website for future reprints of the payment form.
3) Print the payment receipt 
4) Upon arrival at Argentine territory present the printed ticket to the Migration officer.
5) The ticket is scanned by the Migrations staff; the data are validated and you are allowed to enter the country
** The term of validity of the fee will be computed from the date of payment.

Exemptions:
Argentine citizens travelling with Australian/Canadian/US passports; passengers in transit; or Australian, Canadian and American citizens with valid Argentine residency or working visa are exempted from the Reciprocity Fee. 

When leaving the country, for example for a day trip to Uruguay or to any other bordering country, don´t forget to take with you the proof of payment of the Reciprocity Fee, that will be requested to re-enter the country.


Information Updated November 2017

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113 comments:

  1. Anonymous10/23/2012

    I'm trying to complete the form from www.provinciapagos.com.ar - I can't because its not in English. Do they offer an English version?

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    1. This is the correct link you have to go to:

      https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/

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  2. Yes it is in English. On that website click on "Aboná la tasa de reciprocidad", then on SIGN UP below the Log In section, you will have to complete all the requested details to sign up and continue with the payment.

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    1. Anonymous2/16/2014

      Hi Sandra -

      Saw this post, but I don't see that phrase on the following page: www.provinciapagos.com.ar
      Has it changed and, if so, where can I find the English translation?
      Thanks!

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  3. Anonymous11/07/2012

    Hi,
    I live in Australia but I am a New Zealand citizen, do I still need to pay the fee as I noticed I cannot do it using the online function.
    Thanks,
    Nik

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    1. Nik, if you have a New Zealand passport then you don´t have to pay the fee, it only applies to Australian nationals.
      Have a good trip!

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  4. Anonymous11/12/2012

    Hello...I will arriving at EZE but will transit immediately to Mendoza. Do I need to
    pay the reciprocity fee?

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    1. I assume you have to leave EZE to take the flight to Mendoza at AEP, so you will have to go through customs and pay the reciprocity fee.

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  5. Anonymous11/22/2012

    Sandra with the rule changes at the end of 2012 will there then be a reciprocity fee charged for Canadians entering Argentina overland from Chile?

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    1. After January 7th, 2013, the proof of payment of the reciprocity fee will be requested at all border crossings, including overland from Chile.

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  6. Anonymous12/21/2012

    Sandra
    I am from Australia, how many time do I have to pay the "reciprocity fee" if i arrive at EZE airport twice next year? Thanks

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    1. You will find all the information at the Argentine Consulate in Sydney web site:
      http://csidn.mrecic.gov.ar/en/node/3256

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  7. Anonymous12/26/2012

    Sandra,
    I was in Argentina 4 ENE 2011 and have a stamp in my passport that says Republica Argentina Direccion Nacional de migraciones and is also stamped "Turista 3 Meses" then it is stamped again when I left 8 ENE 2011.
    I am returning to Argentina 29 DEC 2012 - do I have to pay again?
    Also, do you offer English speaking transport/guide service for 6 persons?
    Jana

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    1. Jana, if you are American then you don´t have to pay again since the Reciprocity Fee is valid for 10 years. But make sure you have the Reciprocity Fee payment stamp or slip of paper attached to your passport, the stamp you mentioned is only for the term of stay in Argentina.
      As for the guide/transfer, yes I can provide that service, please send me an email so I can give you more details: sandra@batravelguide.com

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  8. Anonymous1/03/2013

    Thank you for the information to click on Aboná la tasa de reciprocidad", then on SIGN UP below the Log In section. That was key to getting to the information in English. I also could not find the information in English, and had to make the payment for my boss who is travelling to Buenos Aires in March. Thank you again.

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    1. I´m glad to know this post was helpful, thanks for letting me know!

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  9. Anonymous1/03/2013

    Do ISRAELI Citizens- have to pay that Fee ?------

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    1. No, because Argentinians don´t need a visa to enter Israel. Have a great trip!

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  10. Hi -- thanks for all your help with everyone on this site. Very informative.

    I have dual citizenship but hold a US passport but have an Argentine DNI. DO you think I will have to pay?

    Thanks again!

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    1. Lucio, if you have an Argentine DNI you don´t have to pay the fee, even if traveling with a US passport.
      Have a great trip!

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    2. Hi Sandra - Just to make sure I understand, my sister and I were born in Argentina and have DNIs (but our Argentine passports are expired). We will be travelling with US passports. Is the exception for dual nationals well understood at Ezeiza or should we request some form of confirmation somewhere? Also, do the airlines ask to see documents before boarding?

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    3. That is correct, you don´t have to pay the fee, even if traveling with US passports. Just in case bring your DNIs, and a copy of the Migraciones regulation to present before the airline or at Ezeiza if necesary:

      http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/pdf_varios/tasas/Disposicion_2761_2009.pdf

      Have a great trip!

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  11. Hi, is there a list of countries somewhere whose citizens are required to pay the reciprocity fee? The immigration website states there are 22 countries, but only lists USA, Canada, Australia. I am a Russian citizen. Do I need to pay the fee? Thanks!

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    1. Dimitri, it seems you will have to pay a fee. The other countries reached by this measure are: Saudi Arabia, Botswana, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Estonia, Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Lebanon, Romania, Russia, Syria, Taiwan and Vietnam. I don´t know what the fees are for these countries, I recommend that you contact the Argentine Consulate in your area.
      Have a great trip!

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    2. Anonymous1/14/2013

      I have passports for both USA and Israel. Can I present the Israeli passport and be exempt from the fee?

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  12. Anonymous1/20/2013

    I paid the fee in 2011 and have the sticker in my old expired passport. I have a new updated passport,, can I take the page out of my old passport to show proof of payment of the fee?

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    1. If you are American then bring your old passport (not just that one page, the fee is valid for 10 years. If you are Canadian the fee is only valid until one month before the expiration date, if you get a new passport then you have to pay the fee again.

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  13. Anonymous1/25/2013

    Im going to travel from Santiago Chile to Buenos Aires Argentina,on my way back to Australia i will be in the capital for4 days do i pay the fee?

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  14. Anonymous1/25/2013

    I'll be traveling in April to Buenos Aires by cruise ship, flying to Iguazu Falls, and then departing Argentina by tour bus to the Brazil side of the Falls. I think I'm exempt from paying the reciprocity fee when entering Argentina via cruise port, but
    I would like to know if there's a fee for exiting Argentina?

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  15. Hi Sandra, I'm an Australian citizen & have already entered Argentina twice & still have a current 90 day visa (which I didn't pay the fee due to arriving by bus both times). On this website it says that because I have a current visa I'm exempt:
    "Australian citizens holders of a valid entry visa, or having been granted a still valid permanent residence in Argentina, are exempted from the Reciprocity Fee." from this website http://csidn.mrecic.gov.ar/en/node/3256
    Do you know if this is true? When the page is translated into Spanish, this exemption is not included.
    Many thanks,
    Ingrid

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    1. Ingrid, as I said in a previous comment I´m not an expert in immigration, but I think that information is not correct. According to the norm, the only exemptions are for Australian, American or Canadian nationals holding a consular visa, those having a valid residency in Argentina, diplomats, or passengers in transit:
      http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/pdf_varios/tasas/Disposicion_2761_2009.pdf
      (Artículo 3º.- Sujetos no incluidos)

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  16. Anonymous2/12/2013

    I forgot to print the receipts after paying on the Provincia Pagos website and for some reason my password is not working to go back in to print them! Is there any way to contact them successfully that you know? I do speak Spanish, but every phone number on the site that I try does not work. I sent them an email, got no response; I tried to reset my password, but it does nothing! Thanks for your help in advance! Angela

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    1. Angela, we are having a 4-day Holiday weekend and that´s why nobody is answering the phone, try again tomorrow. Here´s another phone number for Immigrations Office: +54 11 4317-0234.
      In the mean time try resetting your password and log in again, according to the website you are supposed to be able to reprint the form.

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    2. Anonymous2/14/2013

      Thanks very, very much for this info. I will try the number. Angela

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  17. I am entering from Chile via bus, do I still need to pay this fee?

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  18. Anonymous2/18/2013

    Do you know if HKSAR passport holder has to pay the reciprocity fee?

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    1. You need a Visa to enter Argentina:
      http://home.netvigator.com/~consarhk/visas.htm

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    2. Anonymous2/19/2013

      I checked with the Visa Office. Visa is not required if staying in Argentina for 90 days or less. Has there been a change?

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    3. I really don´t know, sorry, I´m not an expert in this matter, you should ask the pertinent authorities.

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  19. Anonymous2/18/2013

    If payment is made by a Canadian and the trip was not made, can this payment receipt be used in another trip. How long will the payment receipt be valid for?

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    1. If you paid USD150 then payment is valid for 10 years or up to one month before the expiring date of the passport. I really don´t know what happens if you paid USD75 for one entry and don´t travel, try asking at the Argentine Consulate.

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  20. Anonymous3/05/2013

    I am a Canadian citizen living in the US with a permanent residence card. Do I need a visa or can I just pay the reciprocity fee?

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    1. There´s no visa to enter Argentina, only the reciprocity fee that you have to pay as a Canadian/American

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  21. Anonymous3/20/2013

    I am a dual citizen in the US and Turkey. I have a USA passport but Turkish ID card. Do you think I could avoid paying the reciprocity fee by using my Turkish card or does it depend on your passport? Thanks!

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    1. Yes, the reciprocity fee depends only on your passport, so if you are traveling with an American passport you will have to pay the fee.

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  22. Look, I have been in Argentina since 2008, and I have a prorrograda visa (that I have to renew in August)with a change of category to permanent and I also have my DNI extranjera Argentina..... when I go back to the states and re-enter Argentina next year, will I have to still pay the reciprocal fee even though I will have the permanent visa and my DNI will be permanent??

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    1. I understand you won´t have to pay the fee. Look at:
      http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/pdf_varios/tasas/Disposicion_2761_2009.pdf
      Artículo 3º.- Sujetos no incluidos, section c).

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  23. How can we confirm that a sticker in an expired US passport is still valid? I tried calling the consulate in my area and can not get them to answer the phone. I do not want to be denied entry due to a mistake. Help! The fee was paid in 2010, sticker in old passport that expired in 2011. Do not have the original receipts.

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    1. Don´t worry! The sticker is valid, you just have to bring both the expired and the new passport.
      Have a great trip!

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    2. Thank you, what a helpful site. I appreciate it.

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  24. Anonymous4/14/2013

    Thanks for all your information. I also have a sticker (from May 2011) in an expired passport (expired Jan 2013). We will be traveling again to Argentina to visit our son probably Feb 2014 -- he and his fiance are hoping to get married then. Nice to know I won't have to pay the fee again so soon.

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    1. Great! Have a nice trip and congratulations on the upcoming wedding!

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  25. I am taking a bus from Chile into Argentina do I have to pay the reciprocity fee in advance? I am an american citizen.

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    1. Yes, you will have to pay the fee in advance.
      Have a good trip!

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  26. Anonymous6/21/2013

    Hi Sandra, thank you for this blog!

    I am an American citizen living in Chile. I know that Chileans can travel to Argentina using only their cedula...I have a Chilean carnet de identidad, do you think I could enter Argentina with that to avoid paying the fee?

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    1. I´m glad you liked the blog, thanks!
      I would guess that you could, but I´m not an expert and I wouldn´t want to give you the wrong advice. I´d recommend that you contact the consulate or Immigrations before traveling.

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  27. Hi, I'm an American and paid in 12/2012, but have not yet traveled to Argentina. I plan to go this August. Is my printed receipt good enough to enter? I don't have any print out attached to my passport.
    Your services look great and I plan to use them.
    Thank you,
    carol

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    1. Hi Carol. If you have the printed receipt with the bar code that you got when you paid the fee online, then that´s all you need, and it´s valid for 10 years.
      Send me an email if you want to request information about my services.
      Thanks! Sandra

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  28. Anonymous7/01/2013

    I paid the fee in 2010. I am going back next week. Do I need to do anything else except show my passport?

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    1. You don´t need anything else, as long as the you´ve got the printed proof of payment or the sticker in your passport.
      Have a good trip!

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  29. My fee is still good for 8 years but my passport will expires in 2014. Will they accept if I just show my expired passport along with my new one?

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    1. Yes, you just have to bring the old passport with the proof of payment and the new one.
      Have a good trip!

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  30. Anonymous7/12/2013

    Hi Sandra I am Australian. I fly into Buenos Aires then walk through Chile and then fly back to Buenos Aires from Chile. Do I have to pay the tax twice?

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    1. No, just once, the fee is valid for multiple re-entries within a period of one year as of the date of first entry.
      Have a great trip!

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  31. Anonymous8/07/2013

    hi Sandra,I am us citizen, I entered BA 28 jul 2011 and have a stamp in my expired passport. It says FECHA EMISION 28/07/2011 and FECHA VENCIMIENTO 25/07/2021. Is this a RECIPROCITY FEE. I cannot remember how much it cost at EZE BUT MORE THAN $100.Can I enter with this stamp next week

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    1. Yes, that is the proof of payment of the reciprocity fee, which is valid until July 25, 2021. You have to bring the expired passport with the stamp and the new passport.

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  32. Hi Sandra,
    I am traveling to BA from the US in March, 2014. I am a dual US/UK citizen, with a valid passport from each country. Can I show my UK passport to avoid the fee? Can I clear immigration with my US passport and then show the UK passport to avoid the entry fee, or is it all done at one location? Kindest regards, Chris.

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    1. Chris, You don´t have to pay the reciprocity fee if you are traveling with your British passport. You should probably have to purchase your flight ticket with your British passport as well, but I´m really not sure. Here are some comments from travelers with similar experiences:

      http://tinyurl.com/ljppery

      I hope this helps, please let me know if you need anything else.

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  33. Hi Sandra - This is really a great forum! I've seen on most Traveler websites that one does not pay a Reciprocity Free if entering Arg. by Bus from Chile, which we are doing. We fly back to the US via El Calafate to BA then onward. You stated the Fee is required, even if entering by Bus. Now i'm confused. Is there an official document? Thank you kindly, Phil B.

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    1. Hi Phil
      You must have been reading outdated information. The new regulation from January 2013 states that the American, Canadian and Australian visitors entering the country through any of the border crossings (land, sea or air) must pay the Reciprocity Fee online before traveling to Argentina, as stated above.
      If you have any doubts ask the Argentine consulate in your area.
      Have a great trip!

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  34. Anonymous3/20/2014

    Hi Sandra,
    First of all thank you for helping us all with your answers! I am a US citizen who is just changing flights in Buenos Aires for a flight to Santiago ..Chile. Do i still have to pay the fee?
    Thanks. B

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    1. Hi B. If you just change flights within the same airport then you don´t have to pay the fee. If you have to leave the International Airport to take a connecting flight at the domestic airport, then you will have to pay the fee.
      I hope this helps and you find more useful information on my website.

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  35. Hi Sandra,

    I'm a US citizen and paid for the reciprocity fee in Dec 2012. I've since lost my passport and have reported it to the US State and replaced it with a new passport. I still have the printed receipt for the reciprocity fee and official documentation of the lost / replaced passport. Could I bring those two documents with my new passport and avoid paying the fee twice? I ask because my new passport number does not match the number of the reciprocity receipt.

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    1. Hi Katie
      No problem, for American citizens the Reciprocity Fee is valid for 10 years, no matter which passport it was stamped or issued for. The most important is that you keep the printed receipt for the Reciprocity Fee.
      Have a great trip!

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  36. Hi Sandra.
    What a wonderful resource your site is for me.
    Last year I visited Buenos Aires on my US passport and paid the reciprocity fee. Similar to Katie's situation, the old passport has been stolen but I still can log into the website to print my receipt/barcode and also I have the credit card I used to pay, as well as a photocopy of the I do page of the old passport. The only documentation I do not have is the actual stamp in the old passport.

    I am concerned that the passport number on the receipt is not the same as my new passport. When I enter Argentina next month, will it be sufficient to show only the printed receipt and photocopy of my old passport in order to demonstrate that I have already paid the fee?

    Thank you very much
    Whitney

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    1. Hi Whitney
      I´m glad to know you´ve found useful information on my site.
      I would say that the printed receipt and photocopy of your old passport will be enough, but I recommend that you call the Argentine consulate in your area to make sure. Sometimes is the airline that won´t let you board the plane with all the required documents (specially the barcode), so I´d ask them as well just in case.
      Have a great trip!

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  37. Anonymous7/16/2014

    Just I found that Australians in transit in Argentina do not need to pay the reciprocity fee of 100 dollars as long stay in the airport waiting for your connection airplane.

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  38. Hola Sandra,
    I'm canadian and still have the reciprocity fee white stamp I got in 2010 in my expired passport. I have now a new passport , should I pay another the fee once again or can I just show my old passport ?

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    1. Hi Midou. The Reciprocity Fee for Canadians is valid only for the life of your passport, so if you get a new passport you have to pay the reciprocity fee again.

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  39. Hi Sandra
    My husband was born in Argentina but holds an Australian passport. On enquiring to the Argentinian embassy in Australia whether he has to pay the reciprocal fee he was advised "Argentinian citizens carrying Australian passports are exempt from paying the fee providing they show documented proof of their Argentinian citizenship" I would have thought that the passport showing he was born in Argentina constitutes that or should he show his DNI card as well? Quite confusing!

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    1. Hi Lynne. I don´t think he needs to bring a DNI. I have some acquaintances that were born in Argentina and travel with Canadian passport, and showing the passport that states they were born here is enough. If you still have doubts I recommend you call Provincia Pagos +5411-5080-3030 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 om, BA time. Good luck!

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  40. Hi Sandra
    When entering passport details, they system changes the expiry date to one month earlier - is this normal?
    Thank you
    Sue

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    1. Sue, I really don´t know. Are you entering the information in the correct format as requested by the system? (DD/M/YY or MM/DD/YY)?

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  41. Anonymous9/11/2014

    Hi Sandra
    I have purchased my reciprocity fee and have just noticed I have my names around the wrong way, my first name is where my surname should be will this be a problem getting into Argentina
    Thanks

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    1. You won´t have any problems. According to the Argentine Embassy in Washingtong´s website:
      "The only data that can not be changed is the nationality. If you informed a wrong nationality when you filled in the form, you will have to pay again and request the refund for the payment made with the wrong information. Any other information (name, passport number, date of birth, etc.) can be changed by the immigration agent upon arrival to Argentina."

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  42. My friend had her passport stolen last week in Buenos Aires. We have since been to the Australian Embassy and she has been issued an emergency passport. We're hoping that the immigration office (when we re-enter argentina) will be able to transfer her reciprocity fee to her new passport, seeing as though we've been in the country for less than a week. Could you please advise me if this will be the case??

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    1. Laura, I´m sorry about your friend´s incident. Call this number: (5411) 5080-3030 Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm, and explain the situation. They should be able to resend the proof of payment of the Reciprocity Fee by email if you provide them with your friend´s name and passport number.
      Good luck!

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  43. I am US citizen. I'll arrive in Buenos Aires on cruise ship from Santiago. My flight back to US in several days. Am I person in transit and, so, this fee is not related to me, according to: "Exemptions:
    Argentine citizens travelling with Australian/Canadian/US passports; passengers in transit; or Australian, Canadian and American citizens with valid Argentine residency are exempted from the Reciprocity Fee. ". Right?

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    1. Passengers in transit are only those who have a connecting flight from the same airport. Since you have to debark the ship and go to the airport, you have to pay the Reciprocity Fee.

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  44. Hello Sandra, my husband and I are coming to BA in three weeks and are really looking forward to it. However, I made a silly mistake with the reciprocity fee. I went into the wrong part of the Provincia pagos website and instead paid for migration visas for $600usd each! I have submitted claims to have these refunded, but no refund onto my credit card yet. I have called +54 11 4317 0234 but the system is completely in Spanish and I only speak English. Is there somebody I can talk to at DNM who can help? I look forward to visiting your beautiful city soon!

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    1. That´s too bad. I recommend that you contact the Argentine consulate in your area, or call Provincia Pagos (+5411 5080 3030) Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm BA time. I know there are some employees who speak English there and are very helpful.
      Good luck!

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  45. I purchased the fee in 2013, I am planning on returning in 2016 and cannot find a copy. I have tried logging into the Provincia Net website and cannot remember my password. I requested a password reset and no email. I tried calling the +5411 5080 3030 and no answer. I have even tried paying the fee again and the system says I already have one! What do I do now?

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    1. You have to send an email to consular@embassyofargentina.us with the following information:

      Full name (as it appears on your passport)
      Date of birth
      Passport Number

      They will send you a new copy.
      Have a great trip!

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  46. Anonymous10/19/2015

    Hello Sandra
    I thank you for having a wonderful and informative forum.
    I was born in Argentina and I have my entire family in BA. I am an American citizen and travel with my United states Passport I don't have my DNI since I came to the United states in the 60's, the last time I traveled to BA was in March of 2011 and they let me through with out having to pay the reciprocity fee, though I did have to pay for my daughter since she was born in the States. What shall I do, pay the fee or because I was born in Argentina I am not obligated to pay the fee? Why did I not have to pay the fee last time? Believe me I didn't ask them that question.
    Thank you

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    1. All Argentine born citizens, even if traveling with American passport, are exempted from paying the Reciprocity Fee.
      If you kept the proof of payment of your daughter´s fee then she won´t have to pay again, since it´s valid for 10 years. I hope this was helpful. Have a nice trip!

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    2. Hello Sandra and Anon,

      I just saw this after trying to post my own question and realized it was exactly the same.

      I see that my family is exempted, but our proof is only that our passports state Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina. We have the same situation as Anon and do not have DNI's and do not want to travel with our birth certificates.

      What is the process once entering EZE? Is the Place of Birth on our passports enough?

      Thanks in advance.

      Best,
      Laura

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    3. Laura, you don´t need to present anything else other than your passports which state that you were born in Argentina.
      Have a nice trip!
      Sandra

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  47. Anonymous11/12/2015

    Hi there,

    I'm currently awaiting for my new Canadian passport (which will arrive the day before I leave). In order to pay the reciprocity fee it asks for the passport number and expiration date (the current passport I am holding is void and the expiration date is within a month). Since I do not know my new passport information, may I pay the reciprocity fee using my old passport information and bring both passports with me upon arrival into Argentina? This is my first time travelling there.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    1. This is not possible for Canadians, since the Reciprocity Fee expires with the passport. You will have to wait until you get the passport to make the payment

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  48. Anonymous12/18/2015

    Hi, I am a Canadian and I have a sticker for my passport which I received in 2012. That sticker has an expiration date of 2017. I asked them not to stick it in my passport when I got it at the airport in 2012 because it was about to expire. At the time they said I could use the sticker in the future with my new passport. However, your advice states that he sticker would not be valid now since it was issued with the old passport and would expire with the old passport. IS this correct even though the sticker has an expiration date of 2017??

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    1. The information I have posted is correct, the Reciprocity Fee for Canadians is valid for 10 years, OR up to 1 month prior to the expiration date of the passport where it was stamped, which occurs first.
      Only American citizens can use the old sticker with a new passport. Canadians must pay the Reciprocity Fee again once the passport expires.
      For more information go to the Argentine Consulate website:

      http://ctoro.mrecic.gob.ar/en/content/reciprocity-fee-6

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  49. Hi
    My wife is currently in Uruguay and is planning to go to BA next week. She did not take her Argentine passport or DNI with her, but BA is her place of birth in her US passport. Is she exempt? Is it worth scanning her a copy of her Argentine passport?
    She is travelling with our 11 year old daughter who was born in the US. I assume we have to pay the $160 for her before they travel?
    Thanks

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    1. Hi Roberto
      Your wife doesn´t need to bring the Argentine passport, with the American passport stating her place of birth as Argentina is enough to be exempted from the Reciprocity Fee.
      You have to pay the Reciprocity Fee for your daughter before they travel to Argentina.

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  50. I entered Argentina 5 years ago and I have the entry/exit stamps on my passport. However, I don't have a receipt for a reciprocity fee. I honestly don't recall whether or not I was charged this. What will happen when I arrive if I did not previously pay this, and don't have the online payment receipt?

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    1. You won´t even be allowed to bard the plane without proof of payment of the Reciprocity Fee. You can request a new receipt at the Argentine Embassy, please see FAQ #3 on this link:

      http://www.embassyofargentina.us/embassyofargentina.us/en/consularsection/tramites/reciprocityfee.html

      I hope this helps, have a great trip!

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  51. Hello,

    I am a Canadian citizen and I paid my reciprocity tax on Feb 2nd 2015. I went to Argentina from Feb 2015 to March 2015.

    I will be returning again in the month of May. Do I need to pay the fee again? It says that it expires in January 2017.

    I'm assuming I just need to print it out again. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    1. You don´t have to pay again, unless you have changed your passport.

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  52. Sandra, I am taking a group of students from Australia and one of the students only had 4 months left in the old passport. We got the reciprocity fee paid but now the new passport has arrived and the payment slip has the old passport. If I take both passports, will her visa/fee be accepted or does she need to pay again?

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    1. Hi Sebastian. For what I understand the Reciprocity Fee is valid for 1 year regardless the validity of the passport. But I´m not an immigration expert so I´d recommend that you contact the Argentine Consulate to be sure about this.
      Have a nice trip!

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