NEW changes to Argentina reciprocity fee

December 14, 2012 - 13:25

There has been an additional change to the reprocity fee collection at the Argentinean border. The Government of Argentina has recently changed the procedure for paying reciprocity fees for entry into Argentina to now include all entry points into the country from the 7th of January onwards, not just the airports in Buenos Aires. 

Who does the change apply to?

  •     Citizens of the United States, Canada, and Australia coming into Argentina from any entry point - land, sea or plane starting from January 7th.

Who does the change not apply to?

  •     Citizens of other countries entering Argentina by any means, at any entry point.

What is the change in procedure?

All citizens of the U.S., Canada and Australia must now pay their reciprocity fee online before crossing into Argentina and print their receipt to present as proof of payment at passport control.

Any passenger affected who tries to cross the border without proof of payment after the cut-off date (January 7th) will be refused entry to the country.

Payment can already be made online but does not become obligatory until the following dates:

  •     For passengers arriving at Ezeiza International Airport on/after December 28, 2012 the fee must be paid online.
  •     For passengers arriving at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Buenos Aires on/after October 31, 2012 the fee must be paid online.
  • NEW: For passengers arriving at any entry point into Argentina on/after January 7th the fee must be paid online

Passengers should be aware that this is not a new fee nor an increase in existing fees and represents a change in procedure only. Current fees remain as follows:

  •     United States: $160 (valid for 10 years)
  •     Canada: $75 (valid for one single entry)
  •     Australia: $100 (valid for a year — and multiple entries for that year)

How can I pay online?

Online payment can be made at either or You will need to print your receipt and bring it with you to Immigration Control at the airport as proof that you have paid.

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