Argentina is one of the most beautiful Countries you would love to visit, Tour around it’s Cities, and get to admire its architecture, especially Buenos Aires.
You have to get an Argentina Tourist VISA, if you’re traveling to Argentina for Tourism or spend a holiday.
The essence of this article is to provide you with relevant information, about the Argentina Tourist VISA, and also how to apply for the VISA.
Argentina Tourist VISA is a short-term VISA. This means that you’re not allowed to stay more than 90days in the Country.
However there are some Countries that are exempted from using a VISA to enter Argentina, and stay for the period of 90days, some 30days.
List Of Countries That Are Exempted From The Argentina Tourist VISA
- Any EU country
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
- Jamaica (up to 30 days)
- Kazakhstan (up to 30 days)
- Macau (up to 30 days)
- Malaysia (up to 30 days)
- New Zealand
- North Macedonia
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- San Marino
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sovereign Military Order of Malta
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United States
- Vatican City
Note: You only need a passport, valid for at least six more months, and a return travel ticket to travel to Argentina, if you are from one of the aforementioned Countries.
You can enter Argentina with just your ID for up to 90 days, if you are from one of the following countries:
Citizens of the following countries have to apply for a Travel Authorization from the relevant Argentina diplomatic missions, before they can enter Argentina:
- Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Documents For The Argentina Tourist VISA Application
Before you apply for the VISA, you need to compile the following documents, so that you can submit them during application;
- Argentina VISA Application Form; completed and signed.
- You can download the application form from the Embassy/Consulate Website and complete it by hand, or complete it online, and then simply download it. It depends on the specific Embassy/Consulate.
- Your Passport; The passport must be valid for at least another six months, starting from the date you intend to depart Argentina. It must have at least two blank pages.
- Photocopies of your passport (and if required, previous passports) showing the personal details and any previous and current VISAs
- Pictures of yourself, with the following specifications:
- Dimensions: 4cm x 4cm
- White background
- Taken recently
- Neutral facial expression
- Return flight tickets or travel itinerary
- Proof you have accommodation in Argentina
- Proof of sufficient financial means to cover the duration of your stay, such as through Bank statements
- Proof of paid Argentina VISA fee
- For Minors: Travel authorization from the Parent(s) or Legal Guardian(s), legalized by an Apostille or the Argentina Consulate or Embassy.
- Proof of Hotel Reservation; If you are staying with a Family member or friends, include a letter of invitation from your Host. The letter must be certified by a Notary and Legalized and accompanied by the ID of the Host.
- Documents regarding your employment status:
- If you are employed: A letter from your Employer confirming your employment, and stating your position in the company, how long you will be absent, and your salary.
- If you are a Student: A letter from your School, confirming your enrollment, details of your course, and how long you will be absent
- If you are self-employed: Your Business’ official registration or proof of tax returns
How To Apply For The VISA
Applying for the Argentina Tourist VISA, you have to download the application form from the Embassy/Consulate Website, and complete it by hand or complete it online and then simply download it. It depends on the specific Embassy/Consulate.
After completing the form, you have to submit it at the Argentina Diplomatic Missions in your Home Country.
Set up an appointment with them, and get a date for the VISA interview.
Find out the nearest Argentina Embassy or Consulate in your neighboring Countries, if there’s none in your Country.
You will submit the application form, alongside all the documents mentioned above. Attend the VISA interview if a date is slated to you. You will have to pay your VISA fee that day.
The Embassy/Consulate will likely inform you of the payment method, or they may have the required information on their Website. Argentina VISA Fee is €150 – €200.
However, Citizens of Canada still have to pay the Argentina Reciprocity Fee (about $160).
You have to wait for the VISA to be processed, once you have applied. You will receive the Argentina VISA sticker on your passport, and you may enter Argentina for the time that the VISA is issued, if the application is approved.
Other Important Things To Note
To get an extension on your Argentina Tourist VISA for another 90 days, you must apply at the Immigration office in Buenos Aires (Dirección Nacional de Migraciones), and pay the appropriate extension fee.
You can apply for an Argentine e-VISA, (Electronic Travel Authorization) here if you’re;
- from one of the Countries listed below; and
- You have a valid B2 VISA issued by the USA or a valid Schengen VISA; and
- Your current VISA is valid for at least three more months
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- The Central African Republic
- Republic Of Congo
- Dominican Republic
- The Gambia
- Ivory Coast
- Marshall Islands
- New Guinea
- Republic of China
- Republic Of Congo
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
You must attach electronic files of the scanned pages of your passport, and pay the ETA VISA fee online. If approved, you will receive an electronic VISA, which you must print and bring with you, when you travel to Argentina. The ETA is valid for three months and allows multiple entries into the Country.