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Living in Patagonia
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Username: Soulskier

Post Number: 28
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 12:39 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Fresh off the press, looks like visitors will need to pay US$131 to enter Argentina. More info in Spanish at http://ar.news.yahoo.com/s/06102008/24/politica-ar gentina-cobrar-visa-ingreso-turistas-eeuu-canad-11 4-pa.html.
The article goes on to say that Argies have to pay when entering the States. Any idea how much that fee is?
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elina overstadt
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Username: Agustina

Post Number: 25
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

You have to have a visa. Arguably the visa fee plus the marathon they make you run to get one is more than the $131 the argentines are going to charge. The Chilians have been doing this for years, however its good for the life of your passport.
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Living in Patagonia
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Username: Soulskier

Post Number: 29
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Any idea if this will be for the life of the passport, or per visit?
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Ana Lara
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Username: Elvislover

Post Number: 4
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My mother in law paid $130 when she came to the US.
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Alejandro Fretes
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Username: Afretes

Post Number: 11
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Does this apply to anyone visiting Argentina from Canada? I'm Argentinian, but I travel with a Canadian passport.
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Victor W.
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Username: Wvictor

Post Number: 20
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2008 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well, if you show up with a Canadian passport, legaly, for them, you are Canadian.
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Alejandro Fretes
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Username: Afretes

Post Number: 12
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Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 9:08 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Not necessarily. We do have dual citizenship.
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Victor W.
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Username: Wvictor

Post Number: 21
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 9:52 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

then why no to show your Argentine passport? Can you prove you are Argentine? If you can, I don't see why they will charge you. But if it is like in Chile, if you enter with an American passport, you get charged even if you are Chilean because entering as anAmerican.
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Alejandro Fretes
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Username: Afretes

Post Number: 13
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Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 10:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

My Argentine passport expired over 20 years ago : (

I have other ID that proves I'm Argentine such as: DNI and cedula.
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Alejandro Fretes
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Username: Afretes

Post Number: 14
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Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 10:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I also have my porteņo accent : )
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elina overstadt
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Username: Agustina

Post Number: 26
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 10:31 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

they will not look on you kindly that you have let your passport expire...chances are that they will charge you.
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ivan G
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Username: Ivagagio

Post Number: 15
Registered: 5-2008
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 11:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello...In that link they talk of 116 countries...I am European and actually Argentinean don't pay any Visa to come here so....I don't think Europeans are going to pay something
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larry Rogers
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Username: Larryr30

Post Number: 83
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm sorry that I'm getting in on this conversation a little late, but I just flew in the other day from the U.S. and with or without a visa (tourist or not), the don't charge you to come into the country. Chile charges to leave the country, roughly, 30.00US and most other Latin American Countries charge you upon exiting, except Brazil where North Americans need a visa (120.00US).

I live here under a work visa and have been flying in and out of this country for the past 2.5years and have never been charged for entrance or exit. So, not sure where all the information is coming from, but this is "straight from the guy that is standing next to the horse".....

Europeans never pay anything here as that don't charge Argentine's to enter Europe by the boat load...

Regards
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elina overstadt
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Username: Agustina

Post Number: 27
Registered: 3-2007
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

this was announced yesterday..not clear when it is effective (could take awhile, or never be implemented). Best to ask a travel agent.

Re Chile, the $30 leaving might be an airport tax, but upon entering you need to pay and adminstrative fee of $100, per the Chilie consulate website.
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larry Rogers
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Username: Larryr30

Post Number: 84
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2008 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Weird, Just went to Chile before I left for EEUU and they didnt charge me a dime....! Wonder whats up with that, nor did they charge anyone else. The airport tax is for implemented but it actually goes to the State (not the actually physical entity).}
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Arial
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Username: Arial

Post Number: 275
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2008 - 2:17 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

You didn't say HOW you went to Chile. If you went by bus, for example, you would not be charged. Or if you flew to Chile and changed planes at the airport but did not leave the airport. But if you fly into Chile as your destination, on a U. S. passport, unless something has changed, you will be charged. They will note in your passport that the amount was paid and, as far as I know, you will not be charged again until you get a new passport. But when you do, there will be another $100 charge.

That is . . . assuming all things remain the same.
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Wizo
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Username: Wizo

Post Number: 16
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 5:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The yahoo article mentioned that visitors from 116 countries may be charged the new entrance fee - that sounded a bit over the top to me! But after searching some more I found another article that mentioned only 22 countries would be affected - that seems more reasonable.

I think there is nothing wrong with the tax if they do as they say and only apply it to nationals from countries that charge Argentine citizens entrance/visa fees. Yes, it's a but absurd, but no more so than the USA & Australia (etc.) requiring Argentinians to obtain a visa for short visits.

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