Argentina “Reciprocity Fee”

Please be advised of an important change to the Reciprocity Fee’s policy for American, Canadian and Australian passport holders visiting Argentina.

Reciprocity fee will be applicable throughout the country.

Citizens from Australia, Canada and United States, who since 2010 pay the reciprocity fee for international air arrival at the two Buenos Aires airports (Ezeiza and Aeroparque), shall now start paying it to enter through any of the country’s border as from next January 7, 2013 (land, sea and air). The payment will be online.

A press release from the US state department offers these instructions for how to pay the reciprocity fee online before the arrival to the country:

1) Enter the web site www.migraciones.gov.ar or www.provinciapagos.com.ar of Provincia Pagos and register to start the process.
2) Complete the form with the corresponding personal and credit card information.
3) Print the payment receipt.
4) On arrival in Argentina, this printed receipt must be presented at Immigration Control. The receipt will be scanned by the Immigration officials, the information will be checked, and the traveller’s entry to the country registered.

This was confirmed by the Argentinean government web site http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/imagenes/reciprocidad.jpg

Cruise ship passengers will be exempted from the reciprocity fee payment until June 2013.

Foreign tourists from Australia, Canada and United States which must pay the reciprocity fee, will be exempted from this obligation when they arrive by cruise during the next summer season.

The exception for cruisers was established taking into account that the hiring of such tourist services is performed very early, which would generate a great operational difficulties encountered by companies to give notice to passengers on such a change.

 

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