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
Nov 25, 2012 2:04 AM
15What if you are arriving in Argentina and leaving on the same day and then re-entering the country a week later for a visit???
We are flying into BA and taking a Buquebus on the same day to Colonia and will stay for a week in Uruguay before we return to BA for another 10 days, Do we have to pay 2 times for each person???
Nov 25, 2012 2:28 AM
16That depends where you come from. Yanks pay once for yen years, multiple entries. Australians get multiple entries for twelve months, Canadians pay per entry, unless it's from an adjoining country. So if you are a US citizen then you will only pay once and its good for multiple entries for the next ten years.
Nov 25, 2012 2:44 AM
Nov 28, 2012 2:43 AM
Nov 28, 2012 4:17 AM
Nov 28, 2012 4:37 AM
20Post #2, someone who recently went through at EZE after paying online:
Nov 28, 2012 7:02 AM
Nov 28, 2012 8:22 AM
22Well that's usually what happens when people fail to meet a country's entry requirements but it's Argentina, so who knows.
As for the post linked to by #21 My wife and I flew into Jorge Newberry in June this year. We don't need visas or pay reciprocity fees but even with two small children, the process of being photographed and fingerprinted took less than five minutes and we had left the airport after disembarking in less than twenty minutes. Like most things, it's the luck of the draw and the volume of passengers arriving at any given time that affects customs and immigration processing.
Nov 28, 2012 1:58 PM
Dec 2, 2012 1:16 PM
Dec 3, 2012 4:52 AM
25Here is a sort of link.
"Exemption: reciprocity fee for passengers arriving by cruise ship
Australian, Canadian or American citizens arriving into Argentina as passengers of a cruise ship, will remain exempted from the reciprocity fee until the last day of June of 2013. Passengers arriving in cruise ships on the 1st of July 2013 and afterwards, will have to pay the reciprocity fee online before their arrival into the argentine port."
It is from the Argentina consulate in Sydney, and this site has been wrong before.
I checked the regulations, and this has not been put anywhere. It is apparently an informal administrative arrangement, but who knows, they seem to be making it up as they go along.
So, it appears that as of January 7, 2013, ALL Aus/Cdn/USA entrants, except for cruise entrants, need to have had a prepaid reciprocity fee BEFORE getting on the plane or bus, or they will be refused boarding.
Dec 3, 2012 5:09 AM
26I found something on Migraciones (I deserve a medal) which would indicate it is true. They have it posted under Interés General.
There is probably an English version somewhere on the Migraciones website but life is too short.
Dec 3, 2012 7:22 AM
27I hereby award you the Susana Gimenez Photoshop Award, a much coveted award, for your excellent contribution!
Yes, and it IS official, I have just found this in the regulations, second page:
Dec 3, 2012 3:51 PM
Just to clarify, if I'm entering Argentina by land on December 4, do I need to pay the reciprocity fee? I'm Australian...
Edited by: atab
Dec 3, 2012 4:20 PM
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