Travel Tales of Argentina

Posted on 03/01/2021 Welcome to South America

Do I need a visa to go to Argentina?

If you are planning a trip to Argentina, you need to know this information. What requirements do you need to meet to enter the country? We’ll tell you everything you need to know in this article.

When you plan a trip to any destination, you will always check, among other things, the necessary documentation to enter the country in question. Many questions will cross your head, such as “do I need a visa to go to Argentina?” or “what requirements must I meet to enter the country?” All those answers can be next.

International Passport 

To enter the Argentine Republic it is necessary to present a valid passport, with or without a visa, depending on the case.

The maximum period of permanence in the country is ninety (90) days, with the possibility of extending that period only once. To extend it, before the originally granted period expires, you must appear at one of the delegations of the National Directorate of Migration.

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Countries that do not need an Argentine visa for tourism:

  • Up to ninety (90) days:
    • Andorra
    • Armenia
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Barbados
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Bulgaria
    • Canada
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Chile
    • Cyprus
    • Denmark
    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • Estonia
    • Vatican City State
    • Finland
    • France
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Guatemala
    • Guyana
    • Honduras
    • Hong Kong (With Passport RAEHK)
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Iceland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Korea Republic
    • Latvia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Macedonia
    • Malta
    • Mexico
    • Monaco
    • Montenegro
    • Nicaragua
    • Norway
    • New Zealand
    • Netherlands
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania
    • Russian Federation
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • San Marino
    • Santa Lucia
    • Saint Vincent and The Grenadines
    • Serbia
    • Singapore
    • Slovak Republic
    • Slovenia
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Suriname
    • Switzerland
    • Thailand
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    • United States of America, Uruguay
  • Up to sixty (60) days:
    • Venezuela.
  • Up to thirty (30) days: 
    • Grenada
    • Hong Kong (With British Passport B.N.O.)
    • Jamaica
    • Republic of Kazakhstan
    • Malaysia

Other countries and longer stays

If you are interested in obtaining a visa as a foreign tourist from a country with which the Argentine Republic does not have a visa exemption agreement, we will explain how to do it.

How to obtain a Visa?

If you are interested in obtaining a visa as a foreign tourist from a country with which the Argentine Republic does not have a visa exemption agreement, we will explain how to do it.

Who is it for?

To foreign tourists from countries with which ours does not have a visa exemption agreement to enter.

Keep it in mind

A tourist is considered to be a foreigner who enters the country for the purpose of rest or recreation, with an authorized period of stay of up to three (3) months, extendable for another similar period.

What do I need?

  • Valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entry into the country, and at least one blank page (two pages) available.
  • Two (2) current photographs 4x4cm, front, in color, white background.
  • Complete visa application form (preferably in electronic form) and signed by the applicant. You download it on this page.
  • Proof of financial solvency (for example, last pay stubs, last credit card summary or last bank account summary).
  • Round trip ticket reservation (it is recommended not to acquire the tickets until the visa has been granted).
  • Hotel reservation and tourist itinerary. In the event of not having a hotel reservation, and if an invitation from a natural person, an invitation letter. You can download a sample letter from this page.
  • Payment of the consular fee: $ 150.- (US dollars or euros, depending on the processing Consular Representation, payable in the local currency where the Representation is located).

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Consular interview

The only fulfillment of the aforementioned requirements does not guarantee the granting of the visa, this being the exclusive prerogative of the Argentine State.

To start the visa process, contact the corresponding Consular Representation in order to make an appointment and coordinate the presentation of the documentation.

The information available here is not applicable to citizens of the People’s Republic of China, to whom differential requirements apply by virtue of an international agreement in force on the matter.

How do I do it?

  • Contact the consular representation in your jurisdiction and request an interview with the consular officer.
  • I attended the interview with the consular officer, bringing the corresponding documentation.
  • Withdraw the tourist visa to enter Argentina.

What is the cost of the procedure?

Check the cost of the procedure at the consular representation in your jurisdiction.


The maximum period of stay that the consular offices can grant you is 90 days.

It can be extended only once for the same period if you show up at any of the Delegations of the National Directorate of Migration of the Argentine Republic before the originally granted period expires.

Covid-19: extra entry requirements

  • Tourists and most foreigners, including U.S. citizens, are not permitted to enter at the present to Argentina.
  • Foreign citizens, with direct relatives (spouse, parents, minor children, and adult children) who are Argentine citizens or residents, may enter Argentina for a temporary visit under exceptional circumstances if certain conditions are met.  U.S. citizens should be advised that whether entry will be authorized is a discretionary decision made by Argentine immigration officials at specific ports of entry; the U.S. Embassy cannot intercede in this process.
  • If you’re permitted to enter the country you’ll need a negative COVID-19 PCR test administered no more than 72 hours prior to departure is required for all arriving international travelers.

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