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Visa requirements for visiting Argentina

A couple sit on a scooter together outside the wax museum in Buenos Aires

With its thriving cities, glorious national parks, world-class wine and steaks, and diverse landscapes that range from soaring Andean peaks and high-altitude deserts to pancake-flat grasslands and humid wetlands, Argentina calls out to travelers from across the globe.

Deciding to visit is easy, but the logistics of getting into the country can be a little trickier. Here’s our handy guide to Argentina’s entry requirements, including information on tourist visas, how to extend your stay, traveling with children, and applying to work or study in the country.

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Many nationalities do not need a visa to travel to Argentina

First the good news: Argentina’s entry requirements for tourists are relatively straightforward. Most tourists do not need a visa to enter Argentina – this includes visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany and most other Western European countries.

On arrival, eligible tourists generally receive an entry stamp valid for a 90-day stay (though, theoretically, it could be valid for only 30 or 60 days, at the discretion of the immigration officer). If you leave the country – for example, to travel to Chile or Uruguay – you’ll need a new stamp to re-enter Argentina, though obtaining one is usually a formality.

Anyone entering Argentina should have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry. The police in Argentina can demand to see identification, so carry at least a photocopy of your passport around at all times.

The colorful streets of Buenos Aires await you © Creatas / Getty Images

There are some countries that need a visa 

Citizens of some countries need a visa to travel to Argentina. If you come from a country that is not on the visa-exempt list, contact the Argentine embassy or consulate in your home country for details of the application process.

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Citizens from some countries are asked to pay a reciprocity fee

Citizens from some countries are asked to pay a special reciprocity fee (tasa de reciprocidad) before entering Argentina. This fee is equal to the fee that Argentines are charged for visas to visit those countries. However, many of these arrangements have been abolished in recent years, so contact your local Argentinian embassy or consulate to see if any fees…

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