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
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Apr 22, 2013 2:14 PM
109I am going to be cruising from Rio to Valparaiso in January 2014. There are two stops in Argentina for the day. Do cruise passengers who are not embarcing or disembarcing in Argentina subject to the reciprocity fee? It's almost not worth getting off the ship if a day tour requires payment of the fee. Does anyone know? I know cruise passengers are exempt until this summer.
Apr 22, 2013 2:29 PM
110They start charging cruise passengers this coming June, so there is no current information to give you. However, passengers boarding a plane or bus or a ferry for Argentina have to pay online before embarking, so you would definitely have to pay if you were going ashore. What is not yet clear is whether you might have to pay before you originally board your ship or whether you might do it on the ship before disembarking. Wait and see what unfolds after this June.
May 4, 2013 8:31 PM
111Thanks everyone for the helpful information.
It was mentioned that receipts could be printed as PDF files in order to save them for later entries. Any chance a PDF receipt saved on a smartphone would serve in place of a printed receipt? Canadian, flying to Mendoza, single entry.
Thanks in advance.
May 5, 2013 1:59 AM
112This question has been asked here many times, but never answered. People, who have asked it and said they were going to try, have never reported back as promised.
I would NOT risk it. If traveling, go to an internet cafe, "un ciber, 'SEE-burr' ", and get a paper print-out. It would depend, I think, on whether the scanning code on your screen could be read by the Migración scanner on entry. Or, it just may be that they insist on paper. Also, you are also going to have to satisfy the airline, ferry or bus people prior to boarding, and their instructions are to check to see all passengers with US/Can/Aus passports have the print-outs.
Anybody have any personal experience with such an attempt to share here?
May 23, 2013 7:00 PM
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Jun 23, 2013 6:56 AM
115Yes, it applies even to very young children.
WARNING: I should add that many people on other forums have lately continued to experience trouble retrieving their receipts paid for when they wait to print at a later date, and have not been able to resolve the problem ( for example, see http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294266-i977-k6059038-o10-Problem_with_provincia_pagos-Argentina.html ). I strongly suggest immediately printing out the form after payment before ending your session, or you may have to go through the process and pay again.
Edited by: mendocinateacher
Aug 13, 2013 9:48 AM
116I have a couple of questions and would be **grateful** for any insight ...
1) I am travelling from Canada to Buenos Aires, but my plane transfers in Santiago (layover for 1-2hrs). I am unclear if I must pay the Chilean reciprocity fee? I am Canadian and coming in on an international flight, but Santiago is not my destination, so I think I do NOT have to pay the Chilean fee.
2) Also I will entering Chile by land in Patagonia, which I understand does not require a reciprocity fee (land).
3) If I fly from Punta Arena into Santiago (domestic flight), do I still have to pay Chilean reciprocity because I am Canadian?
Edited by: patagoniadreaming
Aug 13, 2013 12:01 PM
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Aug 16, 2013 6:56 AM
119Issue with website....
after trying multiple times to get my passport numbers correct...I'm offering my tip...
If you enter all your data, including passport numbers, into the system, AND you are more than one person....you'll see when it comes time to verify the data that the passport numbers of traveler 2 through 3....through however many....will have the passport number of the previous traveler tacked onto the front of the correct passport number. So, in my case, my 6th traveler had a passport number 42 numbers long. Click "verify" anyway. I know....you're freaking because the passport number is obviously incorrect. But when it comes time to print the form, it does have the correct passport number that you entered. The number does NOT come out 42 numbers long.
Hope this helps.
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