Argentina visa requirements for US citizens
Argentina and indeed many neighboring countries in South America are increasingly popular among Americans for tourism and business. Many come for views of Iguazu Falls, and stay for the wine from the Mendoza region. What are the Argentina visa requirements for visiting US citizens?
Tourist Visa Requirements for Argentina
All US citizens must have a US passport book valid for at least six months to enter Argentina with one blank page for a visa stamp. No tourist visa applications are required to be submitted for stays shorter than 90 days. Fortunately, immigration no longer charges a $160 reciprocity fee.
Safety Concerns in Argentina
Travel advisories to Argentina through the US Department of State are not unheard of, and any US citizen traveling to the area should be aware of the dangers they may face in transit or once in the country. Street crime is relatively common, as are taxi robberies and currency scams. As a result, registering your trip through the US embassy in Buenos Aires is essential, as is informing others of your itinerary.
Other Argentina Visa Requirements for US Citizens
Although US citizens are allowed up to 90 days in Argentina for their first stay, the duration is at the discretion of the immigration officer. Asking for the maximum and providing proof of ongoing travel within that timeframe is a good way to make the most of your visa.
For any inquiries on business or work visas to Argentina, please visit your nearest consulate or the embassy in Washington DC. Consular offices are located in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City.
Get your passport in order for your trip to Argentina
If a big South America trip is part of your plan this year, don’t wait until you’re down in Buenos Aires to check your passport expiration date or the visa requirements for different countries. If your passport will expire when you’re out of the US, applications go through the nearest US embassy or consulate. They can be expedited, but are subject to the workflow of the staff.
Rather than waiting abroad without any form of international ID, why not take care of that passport well in advance? Travel Visa Pro has nine offices across the US with staff trained in all types of visa and passport applications. In addition, there are dozens of pick up and drop off locations offering limited service in smaller areas. If you need a passport in a hurry – as little as eight hours in some cases – or assistance with your visa to Argentina, contact your nearest Travel Visa Pro today.
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