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Reciprocity Fee for American Nationals when  entering Argentine territory.
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Entry Reciprocity Fee for American Nationals
Visas, Legalizations, U.N. Laisser-Passer, Diplomatic and Official Passports
Argentine Consulates in the U.S.A.

Reciprocity fee for US citizens

US citizens that visit the Argentine Republic as tourists or for business purposes shall pay a “reciprocity fee” of $160 or its equivalent in pesos. This “reciprocity fee” is not a visa since US citizens do not need a visa to travel to Argentina for tourism or business purposes. The Argentine Government set this fee according to the amount that Argentines must pay when requesting a visa to enter the United States of America.


Form of Payment

When entering the Argentine Republic, the payment may be made in US dollars, Argentine pesos, or by credit or debit cards, or travelers checks.
Before entering the Argentine Republic, you may pay online by following the instructions on the website:

You can choose to pay online until October 30, 2012, if the port of entry to the Argentine Republic is Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, or up to December 28, 2012, if the port of entry is Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza).

For more information, please call
+54 (11) 4317-0234
+54 (11) 4317-0235
+54 (11) 4317-0236
+54 (11) 4317-0237
+54 (11) 4317-0238


Important: Payment Online Only

Payment online before going to Argentina is the only option from the following dates:

November 1, 2012 if you arrive at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery.
December 29, 2012 if you arrive at Aeoropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza)

US citizens that have previously paid the fee and it is still valid, according to the provisions of the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones, DO NOT have to pay the fee again.

Appointments / General Information
(202) 238-6460
(202) 238-6463
DNI ( IN SPANISH ) Appointments (9AM-1PM)
(202) 238-6401
Pasaporte ( IN SPANISH ) Appointments (9AM-1PM)
(202) 238-6401
Venias de Viaje ( IN SPANISH )
(202) 238-6463
Partidas de nacimiento, matrimonio o defunción ( IN SPANISH )  
Opciones de Ciudadanía
(202) 238-6461
Poderes y Escrituras Públicas
(202) 238-6461
Certificados de Residencia ( IN SPANISH )
(202) 238-6476
Certificados de Supervivencia ( IN SPANISH )
(202) 238-6463
(202) 238-6476
UN Laisser-Passer, and Diplomatic or Official Passport
(202) 238-6460

Business (Transient) Visa

(202) 238-6460

Tourist (Transient) Visa

(202) 238-6460
Student Visa
(202) 238-6478
Other Short-Term Visas
(202) 238-6478
Resident Visa - Family Reunion
(202) 238-6478
Work Visa
(202) 238-6478
Carta de No Objeción ( IN SPANISH )
(202) 238-6467

      address, ph, fax, @ & www
Consular Section
Sarmiento Building
1811 Q St NW
Washington DC 20009
telephone (202) 238-6460 / 6461 / 6463 / 6478 / 6433
fax (202) 238-6471

First Secretary Silvina KHATCHERIAN

Administrative Attaché Federico BLATÓN

Graciela VARELA

      hours of operation
By phone
Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM

In person
Monday-Thursday, 9AM-1PM

(only before 9PM and after 5PM)
(202) 294-2029
United States
      useful links

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship
Ministry of Interior
Dirección Nacional de Migraciones
Registro Nacional de las Personas
Registro Nacional de Armas
Policía Federal
Prefectura Naval
Administración Nacional de la Seguridad Social
Poder Judicial de la Nación
Dirección General de Aduanas

United States
Departament of State
Departament of Justice
USCIS - Citizenship and Immigration Services
Embassy of the USA in Buenos Aires


1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone (202) 238-6400
Fax (202) 331-3171
emergencies before 9AM and after 5PM
(202) 294-2029