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Old 07-09-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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Visa for Argentina?

Does an American need to get a visa to enter Argentina? If so, cost and can this be obtained at a border such as Puerto Iguasu?

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Old 07-09-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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Does an American need to get a visa to enter Argentina? If so, cost and can this be obtained at a border such as Puerto Iguasu?

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When I traveled down there several years ago US citizens did not need a visa to enter Argentina.

We crossed over many times between Bolivia then Chile. Easy peasy.

If you head up to Bolivia you will need a visa to enter there...believe you can purchase at the border.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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Times have changed. You need to pay a reciprocity fee on-line in advance, without which you cannot cross any border into Argentina--land, sea, air. You can easily search out information about how to do this.

Really: in advance. Print out a receipt, too, and bring it with you. People who don't take care of this in advance have had to return to the nearest town with public internet availability. People who fail to bring their receipt have had to pay again.

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Old 07-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #4
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Mark is right on.

Hey there. I am traveling in Arg right now and can back up what Mark said. Everytime I cross into Argentina they ask me for the receipt of the payment.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:45 PM   #5
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Mark - really helpful advice. We're entering Bolivia in the AM and I need to get on this. Do you have a link?
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:29 PM   #6
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Try this...

http://embassyofargentina.us/embassy...ction/news.htm
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #7
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^Hi Dan,

Traveling overland through a major crossing, no worries about visa, they give 90 day visa on entry and 8 months temporary import permit on the bike.

If you fly out and back inside those 8 months expect to pay a $160 for a 10 year visa, which is a bar-coded sticker placed in your passport.

The lesser land border crossings who are off the computer system will issue a 90 visa for you and a hand written 90 temp tourist permit for the bike. The handwritten permit is workable because it can be edited more easily and if you exit the country via one of the lesser off computer border crossings you're golden!

I just exited AR into UR with one day left on my temp (8 month) tourist moto permit.
They were a little curious as to why my bike was in the country so long. I maintained since I entered through Chile I wanted to exit that way too but the mountains were too cold now.
I also inquired what the penalty is for overstaying the temp import permit. I was informed by the top guy there that the bike could be summarily impounded and you would be fucked. But I also took that to mean an appropriate bribe would likely sort it out.
Anyway the Argentine's play hard asses but money is always the equalizer.

Some Spanish is imperative. I was stopped randomly three times on the way out to Uruguay with the police asking to see my drivers license, which I don't have. I bluster, bluff and show all my other paper work which is all in line, they forget about the driving license through all the bluster.
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