Entry / Exit Requirements - Argentina
Canadians traveling on regular passports do not require a visa to enter Argentina for tourism or business if their stay does not exceed three months.
Canadian visitors (tourism or business) must pay a US$78 reciprocity fee online prior to their arrival in Argentina. The fee is payable on the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones website. A printed receipt must be shown to your airline/bus company upon check-in or boarding and submitted to immigration authorities upon arrival. Last minute payments should be avoided as you may miss your bus/flight if the website is experiencing technical difficulties at the time of the payment attempt. Failure to pay the reciprocity fee in advance has resulted in travelers being refused entry to Argentina and in cases return to your port of origin. The fee is valid for multiple entries until one month prior to the expiry of your passport. Make sure you keep more than one copy of the receipt for your entries.
Those entering Argentina on a Canadian passport with a valid visa, such as a working permit, student or residency visa, do not have to pay the reciprocity fee. Dual nationals are exempt, even when entering on a Canadian passport.
For information on student, immigrant or other visas, please contact one the following:
- Argentine Consulate in Toronto
- Argentine Consulate in Montreal
- Dirección Nacional de Migraciones en Argentine
Canadian-Argentine dual nationals may enter and leave Argentina on their Canadian passport only if their stay does not exceed 180 days. Once this period has elapsed, Argentine citizens must leave on a valid Argentine passport.
Airlines may not allow Canadian-Argentine dual nationals travelling on an Argentine passport plus a Canadian citizenship card to board flights bound for Canada. Please note that a Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally acceptable document that proves your right to return to Canada.
In many cases, this means that dual nationals will need to show both their Argentine passport (where the Argentine exit stamp will be placed) and their Canadian passport (proof of their right to enter Canada) when exiting Argentina. Canadian visas are not meant to be issued to Canadian citizens on a foreign passport for entry into Canada.
Exit requirements for minors (under 18)
Argentine-Canadian minors and Canadian minors having resident status in Argentina are subject to local regulations when leaving Argentina.
Immigration to Argentina
As stated above, the Embassy does not provide information on immigration to Argentina. However, as a general rule, documents which are usually required are the following:
- Canadian birth certificate (long form)
- RCMP Certificate of no Police Record
- Valid Canadian Passport
Please contact the Embassy for information on how to apply for the above documents. Please note that all documents issued in Canada must bear the legalization of the Argentine Consulates in Toronto or Montreal and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Buenos Aires.
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