Consulado General en SIDNEY

Information for Australians traveling to Argentina for tourism or business

 

INFORMATION FOR AUSTRALIAN ORDINARY PASSPORT HOLDERS TRAVELING TO ARGENTINA FOR TOURISM OR BUSINESS PURPOSES
 
Australian citizens holding Australian Ordinary Passports (not emergency, diplomatic, official or any other type of passports), who are going to Argentina for up to 90 days, do not require a visa when they travel for tourism and business purposes.

Business purposes include employees and businessmen traveling for investment purposes, marketing research, taking part in commercial negotiations, exploratory business, customer visits or participating in business fairs or exhibitions.

Tourism or tourist visa: include leisure travel or visiting friends or family.

RECIPROCITY FEE

From July 1st, 2017 the “reciprocity fee” is no longer applicable to Australian Citizens.

Entry requirements:
 
A valid ordinary passport (we recommend at least 6 months validity from the day of arrival to the country) as well as a return ticket will be required by the Immigration authorities. Also, you might be asked to demonstrate that you have enough funds for your stay in Argentina, and to pprovide your address in the country.
  
Entry conditions:
 
On arrival, australian nationals are normally allowed to stay 90 days on a multiple entry basis. You cannot work in Argentina, whether paid or unpaid, if you enter the country for tourism or business purposes. You are allowed to undertake courses or studies for a maximum of 90 days.
 
Visitors may request an extension to stay up to another 90 days at the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones in Argentina (Argentine Immigration Service) before the original term is due at:
 
Dirección Nacional de Migraciones
Av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Edificio 1, Piso 1 (C1104ACA) Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tel.: (5411) 4311-7695 or 4313-2777 or 4317-0234/5/6/7/8.
 
If the person travels outside of Argentina at any time, when re-entering the country he/she will be usually given another 90 days. The number of times the traveller can re-enter the country in this way can not be determined beforehand and it is subject to the Immigration authorities (Dirección Nacional de Migraciones) being satisfied that the person is not entering on a migratory purpose. In case of doubt, please contact the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones.
 
IMPORTANT: Be aware that australian citizens require a visa if they are not entering Argentina for tourism or business. Australians holding emergency, diplomatic, official or any other type of passport require a visa to enter Argentina, even if they are traveling for tourism or business purposes.
 
Please send us an email to csidn@mrecic.gov.ar or check visa sections in our webpage. Requirements shown on this website apply ONLY to visas issued at the Argentine Consulate General in Sydney.
 
Please be aware that we only give information about visas in written form by email. The Consulate does not answer questions by phone. We strongly recommend to contact us at least 2 MONTHS ahead of your proposed date of travel.
 
The Consulate in Sydney is the only Consulate of Argentina in Australia. We do not have representatives in other cities. Our Embassy in Canberra does not issue visas.
 
 Traveling with children
 
Single parents or other adults travelling alone with children should be aware that the Argentine Law requires documentary evidence that both parents have given permission for the journey before allowing lone parents to enter and/or leave the country. Please visit our Parents Consent section.
  
Passport validity
 
The minimum validity required for passports to enter Argentina is equivalent to the time granted by immigration authorities on arrival (according to visa, purpose of the trip, etc.). E.g. if you are staying for only two weeks, the passport should be valid for at least two weeks.
 
Provided your passport has enough validity, if you are travelling as a tourist and are exempt from a visa, you will be normally granted a 90-day stay, which is also the maximum length of stay that can be given. An extension can be applied for at Dirección Nacional de Migraciones when in Argentina, only once and for the same time. Therefore, if you are not sure for how long you are going to stay, we recommend that your passport be valid for six months when you enter the country.
 
 
Argentinean citizens traveling with Australian passports, can stay only up to 180 days without a visa, given that the passport expires after 6 month of day entry. Afterwards, the person will only be allowed to leave the country with an Argentinian Passport. For further information regarding this issue you can check the following link, http://www.infoleg.gov.ar/infolegInternet/anexos/160000-164999/162152/norma.htm
 
 
Length of stay allowed for travellers exempt from visas
 
On arrival, nationals from countries exempt from visas are normally allowed to stay 90 days on a multiple entry basis. Before the expiry date they may apply for an extension at Dirección Nacional de Migraciones, only once and for no longer than the same length of stay. Thus, the new expiry date will be normally 90 days. If the person travels outside of Argentina at any time (under the original period granted on arrival or under the extension), when re-entering the country he/she will be usually given another 90 days, which can be subsequently extended. The number of times the traveller can re-enter the country in this way can not be determined beforehand and it is subject to Dirección Nacional de Migraciones being satisfied that the person is not covering an immigration purpose.
 
In case of doubt, please contact the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones:
Av. Antártida Argentina 1355, Edificio 1, Piso 1 (C1104ACA) Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tel.: (5411) 4311-7695 or 4313-2777 or 4317-0234/5/6/7/8.
 
Vaccinations
 
No vaccination certificate is required for entry, except for passengers arriving from countries where cholera and yellow fever are endemic. Nevertheless, yellow fever vaccination is recommended if traveling to north or northeast part of the country (E.G. Cataratas del Iguazú)
Although emergency services of the Argentine public hospitals are good and usually free, it is highly recommended that you carry international medical insurance.
 
Tax free allowances
 
Visitors coming from countries not bordering Argentina are exempt from all taxes on travelling articles and new articles with a value of not more than US$300 and US$300 additional if they are purchased in the duty free shops within the National territory.
 
In case of doubt, please contact our customs service (Dirección Nacional de Aduanas – Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos), web page: http://www.afip.gob.ar/aduanaDefault.asp  (only in Spanish) or visit the following link for a flyer in English: http://www.afip.gov.ar/genericos/folletos/images/ImagesAduana/IngresoyEgreso/Ingresoyegresodelpais.pdf