U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter Argentina. U.S. citizens with expired or damaged passports may not be allowed to enter and could be sent back to the United States at their own expense. Private U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days for tourism or business. Diplomatic or official passport holders must get visas prior to arrival.
The U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires cannot help travelers with obtaining Brazilian, Paraguayan or other visas. U.S. citizens embarking on a cruise ship from Argentina that includes Brazil in the itinerary will need a Brazilian visa before boarding the ship. For more information, see the Country Specific Information for the country you plan to visit.
Visit the Embassy of Argentina’s website for visa information. For information about customs rules, please read our Customs Information page and the Argentine Customs page.
Special Entry/Exit Requirements for Dual Nationals: Different rules may apply to dual U.S.-Argentine citizens, depending on when they became U.S. citizens. Visit the Argentine Ministry of the Interior website for the most current information.
Special Entry/Exit Requirements for Minors: Children under 18 who live in Argentina and are not traveling with both parents must have the notarized consent of both parents to leave Argentina (see international parental child abduction for more information). Visit the Argentine Department of Immigration website for more information.