Practical information

Visas

Citizens from neighboring countries only need their ID card to enter Argentina. Visitors from other countries must have a valid passport, with or without a visa (please check the official web pages of your government, local embassy or consulate). No vaccination certificates are required to enter the country.

Citizens of the following countries do not require a Visa.

Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guyana, Georgia, Germany, Grenade, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malt, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. lucia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kimgdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.

Visa to attend congresses or to carry out technical or scientific activities.

Applications for a visa to attend congresses and fairs or to carry out technical, scientific, artistic or professional activities can be made at any Consular Office of the Argentine Republic. The authorized stay period for this type of visa is a maximum of 30 (thirty) days.

Requirements:

Applications are personal, and the applicant must submit the following documents (an original and a copy) at the Consular Office:

  • Passport valid for at least six (6) months at the time of entering Argentina, with at least two (2) blank pages.
  • Two (2) current 4 x 4 cm photographs, facing the camera, printed in colour, on a white background.
  • Visa application form filled out (preferably in electronic format) and signed by the applicant.
  • Letter of invitation from the inviting party in the Argentine Republic. Proof of activity in the place of residence that relates to the required visa (work, study or other).
  • Round trip reservation (Recommendation: do not purchase tickets before obtaining the visa).
  • Hotel reservation or proof of accommodation in the Argentine Republic.
  • Payment of consular fee: 200 US dollars or euros, depending on the Consular Office where the application is filed. The fee must be paid in the local currency of the Representation.
  • Consular interview. Please note that Consular authorities may require supplementary or additional documents where deemed necessary.

How is it done:

To begin the visa application procedure, please contact the relevant Consular Office in order to make an appointment and submit the required documents.

FULFILMENT OF ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE GRANTING OF A VISA, WHICH REMAINS AT THE EXCLUSIVE OPTION OF THE ARGENTINE STATE.

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The standard is 220 V 50 Hz and the power sockets are type-I. Some places have dual power socket type I and C. A few places still have power socket type-C plugs. We recommend bringing adapters to power socket type-I.

Power plugs

The standard is 220 V 50 Hz and the power sockets are type-I. Some places have dual power socket type I and C. A few places still have power socket type-C plugs. We recommend bringing adapters to power socket type-I.

Currency and banks

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The local currency is the peso (AR$), 1 AR$ = 100 centavos.

Credit cards (especially VISA and Master Card) are accepted at most stores. Cash (dollars and euros) can be changed at banks and exchange houses. Several ATM (Banelco and Link, corresponding to differents banks) are available throughout the city, mainly in the downtown.

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