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
Sep 8, 2013 10:49 AM
120I am canadian, arriving in BsAs by international plane, so i will have to pay the fee on line, how long before landing should i do that?
Also i plan to go for a week in Uruguay by ferry from BsAs and back by ferry, do i have to by anothor one entry or should i by a multiply entry before getting in Argentina?
Sep 8, 2013 7:29 PM
121A single entry for a Canadian ( 75 us dollars) allows leaving and entering NEIGHBORING CONTRIES ONLY for three months from the date of entry.
I would suggest roughly two weeks before would be a good idea.
Edited by: mendocinateacher
Sep 10, 2013 1:54 PM
Sep 15, 2013 11:42 AM
Sep 15, 2013 1:30 PM
124Yes, as sometimes there are problems with either connection or the website. No reason not to do several months in advance.
To update some recent advice:
1. Print-out and save several copies of the payment proof at the time of buying, do not count on entering later to do this, as problems have been experienced both reentering account or printing later.
2. Use Internet Explorer, as some other engines have experienced more problems, especially Foxfire.
3. Take several copies of the payment proof print-out, as sometimes Migración takes the print-out on entry, which they are not supposed to do. There seems to be a whole variety of practices being reported.
4. Open and account for each person, even kids.
5. Don't even think of trying to pay through anything other than direct and immediate use of acceptable credit card or debit card online.
Sep 15, 2013 7:01 PM
1253. Take several copies of the payment proof print-out, as sometimes Migración takes the print-out on entry, which they are not supposed to do. There seems to be a whole variety of practices being reported
I would most likely lose the form/receipt. So my suggestion is email it to yourself and save it to a hard drive (invaluable for saving and storing photos/movies etc). And print it off the day before you travel to Argentina..
Sep 17, 2013 6:37 PM
126A message from a Canadian in TA:
We're Canadians from Nova Scotia, and we face much the same hassles with the Reciprocity tax you US passport holders do.
We crossed the border into Argentina overland four times in January. The first time, nobody in the border patrol looked. The other three times, they did. We had to furnish proof that we'd paid.
The border patrol can't seem to tell whether you've paid merely from looking in your passport or punching up your passport number in the computer. You'll need to take the initiative to supply actual paper proof. You get it from paying by credit card in advance over the internet, then printing the receipt they produce on your computer. After an unpleasant scene at one crossing, where we could not understand what the polite but insistent patrolman wanted, we learned to keep our receipt papers right in our passports so that the authorities would find them quickly.
If somehow you reach the border without having to show your receipts to an air crew or bus driver (as actually was the case with us, since we traveled in our own rental car without a chauffeur), I don't know whether there is any possibility you can pay on the spot. You aren't supposed to be able to, and we of course had our receipts so we did not have to find out the hard way. If you'll be flying into Buenos Aires anyway, you can be sure that the airline will insist on seeing receipts before they'll even let you board the plane. Airlines are charged huge fines for allowing passengers without proper documents to reach Argentina.
Sep 25, 2013 9:39 AM
Oct 18, 2013 11:33 AM
Oct 18, 2013 2:11 PM
129You have to pay the fee for Argentina online before you enter it at any point. If you are going to Mendoza you are entering Argentina and will have to pay before you fly there. If you are flying into SCL at Santiago you will also have to pay a fee on arrival unless you are simply connecting to the Mendoza flight and staying in the transit lounge. Chile only charges if you fly into SCL on an international flight but Argentina requires you to pay online beforehand no matter where you are entering or whether by land, sea or air.
Oct 18, 2013 4:16 PM
Oct 21, 2013 8:54 PM
131i understand the reciprocity fee is valid for one year for australians. but can someone clarify: does the one year start from when i pay for it online, or does the one year commence from when u enter argentina?
i am going in may 2014 but was going to pay for it now in october, with the aust. dollar being high
Oct 22, 2013 3:21 AM
132Steve, I BELIEVE that it runs from the time you buy it (not from the time you enter), at least that is how it is for Canada and the US,I have not gone through the process for Australia. Perhaps an Australian who has done this can confirm here.
This means that you may want to wait closer to the date you leave. However, do not wait too close, as their may be problems with the site at the last minute.
Oct 22, 2013 3:15 PM
Oct 22, 2013 5:21 PM
134It has nothing to do with high income. It is a reciprocity fee: if a country charges the citizens of Argentina to apply for a visa, then Argentina charges their citizens the same amount as a fee to enter Argentina. The amounts charged to each nationality are exactly the same as the visa charges levied on Argentines and vary.
In the case of Chile, Albanians are charged a reciprocity fee as they charge Chileans for a visa. Albania is hardly a rich country.
If you have a second passport from a fee free country you can use it.
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