Argentina visa guide

Visa and reciprocity fee guide when travelling to Argentina.

Do you need a visa to travel to Argentina?

When you're planning your trip to Argentina, plan ahead by paying your reciprocity fee before you leave Australia.

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Do Australians need a visa to travel to Argentina?

Australian passport holders travelling to Argentina for a holiday do not need a visa to enter the country. If you're planning on working or studying for more than 90 days in the country you'll need to apply for a visa in advance from an Embassy or Consulate of Argentina.

No more reciprocity fee

Up until 1 July 2017 a $US100 reciprocity fee was required to enter Argentina, despite the visa waiver for tourists. Australian nationals no longer need to pay this fee.

At the airport

You'll be photographed and have your thumbprint scanned by an inkless device when you arrive in Argentina. 

Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from your planned date of return to Australia and carry copies of a recent passport photo with you in case you need a replacement passport while overseas. 

You'll need to have a return ticket to enter Argentina, and you may be asked to provide evidence that you have enough money for the duration or your stay, as well as the address where you'll be staying.

Travelling via the US?

If you're travelling to or from Argentina via the United States you'll need to check that you meet US entry/transit requirements. 

Travelling with children?

Those under the age of 18 travelling alone or with just one parent may be required to show authorities a letter of consent from the other parent. Get in touch with your nearest embassy or consulate for more information on this requirement.

Latest advice

Visa rules can change at any time. Check Smartraveller's Argentina page for the most up to date advice.