UPDATE Reciprocity Fee Pre-payment- starting Jan7,2013 at ALL Entries
Replies: 112 - Last Post: May 5, 2013 2:02 AM Last Post By: mendocinateacher
Mar 1, 2013 2:20 AM
90IF you make it on the plane without proof of pre-payment (doubtful: see http://baexpats.org/topic/25132-reciprocity-feeb4-you-fly/ and http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g312741-i979-k6136793-o50-Any_new_Reciprocity_Fee_updates-Buenos_Aires_Capital_Federal_District.html ) they may force the airline to fly you back as a lesson to them. Theoretically, they could force you to pay in the same way they did before the pre-payment scheme was imposed at the end of the year.
Mar 1, 2013 10:14 AM
Mar 1, 2013 11:39 AM
Mar 2, 2013 11:51 AM
Mar 6, 2013 2:25 PM
Mar 6, 2013 2:42 PM
95So, I'm an American. I paid the fee online in December and do not have the printout showing that I paid three months ago. What will I need to do?
Mar 7, 2013 2:59 AM
9694- yes (tho some on TT have advised they have ways around reciprocity fee in Iguazu by getting taxi to not stop at immigration post either way or taking local bus, not advised)
95- Try getting printout again, or sending email explaining problem. You may or may not be able to convince immigration, but the airline will not allow you on the plane without proof of payment. This could be a problem. You may be forced to pay again to get a print-out to get on the plane.
Many people have reported problems printing out the receipt later. DO NOT PAY FOR THE FEE ONLINE UNLESS YOU HAVE THE MEANS TO IMMEDIATELY PRINT-OUT THE RECEIPT !
Mar 7, 2013 1:44 PM
97Immigration took the printout from me when I arrived in Argentina in December. So--since I cannot access the system to print it my original form--I need to pay again?
My bigger concern is this: I have several trips to Argentina planned over the next few years. Since I'm a heavy traveler to Argentina, and the reciprocity is good for 10 years, should I just print out dozens of copies of the reciprocity fee to store for the future?
Mar 7, 2013 7:20 PM
9897- Did they not put a sticky in your passport when you entered Argentina in December? That is proof that you have paid, and you do not need the printout after that.
I thought that you had never printed it out after payment and that you had not entered Argentina after payment, that is a common problem. You were not that clear.
It might be a good idea to make numerous copies of the printout anyway, in case of loss, or if the sticky falls out and you travel later.
Mar 9, 2013 4:58 PM
99A good idea also would be to save the payment confirmation webpage as PDF document. This can be done easily through Firefox and Chrome, just go to print normally and choose the option "save as PDF". Next email this file to yourself or use a cloud service and you will have a copy of the document forever.
Mar 16, 2013 7:36 PM
100Another option to being unable to access the receipt page to print... would be to cancel the credit card transaction with the your card provider (if you can) and then open a new account and try again. This has been successful for many people.
Also, if you can remember your account password (that is open the problem), try this process recommended by a poster on this thread:
"I just bought the reciprocity fee for my husband and I on my ipad, then used someone elses computer to print it out. I had no problems printing it out later. You just log back into the site. Go to the forms tab. Your name will be listed and whoever else you bought it for at the same time. You click on the tab to the right of your name/ passport number and your receipt pops up with the bar code. Click print!"
They may have been lucky, but it may work.
Mar 17, 2013 2:00 PM
101"the ones who need a visa pretty much need one for everywhere else in SA too."
Not true. It's really only an issue for Americans in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia. Which is why so many say "screw it" and go to Ecuador and Peru instead. A family of 4 will pay an extra $530 before even stepping out of the airport by picking the wrong country.
Mar 17, 2013 6:53 PM
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Mar 31, 2013 9:57 AM
104Not that these countries are losing much from a tight traveler like me, but until I make more money, I intend to avoid these countries (Chile, Argentina and Brazil). They're relatively expensive, AND I'm happy to spend my money in poorer countries. Bolivian and Paraguayan visa fees are a little more bearable as they are cheaper places, and as far as I'm concerned, not as mainstream, and therefore, more interesting. Not yet sure about Suriname, though.
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