UPDATE Reciprocity Fee Pre-payment- starting Jan7,2013 at ALL Entries
Replies: 138 - Last Post: Nov 27, 2013 7:12 PM Last Post By: femby
Jan 24, 2013 5:44 PM
6057, I expect you would not be able to board the plane or bus without proof of payment, so it would not be a situation of sending you back.
If you can satisfy by documentation ,such as a DNI and DNI, that you are Argentine, to the satisfaction of both the transport company before boarding and immigration, then your friend will not have a problem.
If you miss your flight/bus because of your risk (which is probably only a risk for you in particular if you do not bring your Argentine passport), then that is both your problem and your fault, with respect. Playing stupid sometimes works, usually doesn't.
58...you came thru the Mendoza crossing after Jan 7 and you did not have to pay? You were lucky, I have meet people who travelled by thumb and car who had to go back to Chile to pay. The stampoutofCile/stampintoArgentina place is deep within Argentina, (20 kms past the tunnel) so they maybe thought ii was not worthwhile and you got a kindly official. I do not know the current situation visavis Colonia.
Jan 25, 2013 7:16 AM
Jan 25, 2013 5:47 PM
62I did a pre-pay on the Visa fee in November. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, I gave the print out to immigration and they gave me a tourist stamp.
Now, I am heading back to Buenos Aires in April on a work trip. Do I need to pay the recipocity fee again? If no, what evidence do I use that I paid the fee in November?
Jan 26, 2013 7:46 AM
63Which country are you from? I believe that if you are an American or Aussie, you are okay. if you are a canuck, you would have to pay again if you had only paid 75 dollars in November.
Do you still have the form? Try printing it out again on your account? I do not know if just the 90 day stamp will be proof.
Jan 26, 2013 11:31 AM
64I am pasting Terry's pre-payment form directions from another post of today:
There have been reports both here and on Trip Advisor with people not being successful paying the Reciprocity Fee on-line. I wasn't able to do it several days ago using both Firefox and Internet Explorer, but I just did it twice 10 minutes ago using Firefox with no problems.
1.) Go here: https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/Default.aspx
2.) In the bottom left corner make up a Username and Password so you can "join" the site.
3.) Follow the directions filling in your name, passport numbers, etc. It's all very straightforward.
4.) When it comes time to click on "pay" the credit card info opens in a separate window, but the window disappears and "hides" behind the main website window. If you don't glance down on your taskbar and notice that you do indeed have two browser windows open then this could be a little confusing.
5.) Go to the credit card information window and fill out the info. Click submit.
6.) Everything else is okay until the Reciprocity Fee Receipt comes up, the only way to print it is to hit the print icon right on the form - you can't print it from your browser directly.
7.) Lastly, I still can't find a way to log OUT of the website, but at least I have my two Reciprocity Fee Receipts in hand!
Jan 29, 2013 11:03 AM
65I have confirmed with Cruceros Australis with whom we're sailing from Punta Arenas, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina that if your first port of entry to Argentina is via ship, you do not need to pay the reciprocity fee. (There is an existing port fee, USD$30, that must be paid). My question is whether crossing the border at Iguazu Falls to the Brazilian side for a day visit and returning the same day to the Argentine side would require paying the much higher reciprocity fee to re-enter Argentina. Needless to say, we'll skip that if visiting the Brazilian side for a few hours is going to cost the two of us Yanks USD$320 to get back to the Argentinian side. Thanks in advance for any enlightenment you can share.
Jan 29, 2013 11:43 AM
66this is the first i`ve heard about this fee as ive been on the road for nearly a year now, and you dont get much of an update...also, ive crossed into argentina some four or five times over the past few months, the most recent entry on the 3rd of Jan, and exited just the other day. I have a flight from Buenos Aires which I booked months ago, so i have to return one last time just for this reason. does anyone know if you still have to pay the fee crossing if i have recent stamps?? ill most likely be coming by ferry from uraguay. sorry if this has already been answered
Jan 29, 2013 12:21 PM
67Have not done this myself, but reports are ; Yes, you have to if entering or REentering any at any point in Argentina if you do not have up-to-date applicable payment.
Jan 29, 2013 12:22 PM
Jan 29, 2013 12:29 PM
Jan 29, 2013 2:27 PM
70#65 here - Thanks Mendocinateacher for being a very good teacher indeed. Your subject command, diligence and timeliness saves the rest of us a lot of time. Sounds like it would be prudent to settle for admiring Iguazu from Argentina and not risk the border fee complications, since we will not have previously paid the reciprocity fee.
Feb 1, 2013 11:49 PM
71Planning a trip to South America in 5/2014-7/2014. I was born/raised in the USA (USA passport) but I will have my Mexican passport in a few months (became Mexican national through parents). If I travel to Argentina by US flight but use my Mexican passport, can a get the reciprocity waived?? I plan to travel on both passports and use the one that is ''beneficial" for me to gain entry into countries.
Feb 2, 2013 12:00 AM
72Thanks to everyone who has provided advice so far. Can anyone confirm that an Australian citizen who was born in Argentina to Italian and Spanish parents and who left as a child on an Argentine passport does not have to pay the reciprocity fee. The Australian Smart traveller website says that they don't if they use the Argentine citizen entry queue but the site incorrectly says that the fee is only for one entry so I'm not sure if I can rely on what it says.
Feb 2, 2013 1:38 AM
73#71- Yes, if you use your Mexican passport both to check in for your flight and to pass customs in Argentina, you do not have to pay the Argentine reciprocity fee.
#72- Good question, do not know the answer to that. The problem may not be with Argentine immigration on entry, the problem may be with the airline when boarding a flight to Argentina, they may not allow you on the flight to Argentina if you are traveling on an Australian passport without reciprocity pre-payment printout. The directions from immigration to the airlines about the reciprocity fees say nothing about such an exemption. The airline is not going to take any chances if it means their possibly having to fly you back from BA or wherever. Perhaps the Argentine embassy in Australia can answer the question for you (though they are able to tell you what the airline's reaction might be). IF they tell you you are exempt, I suggest that is only safe if you get it in writing to show the airline on boarding.
Feb 2, 2013 1:41 AM
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