New fees at Argentina LAND crossings

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by csustewy, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. csustewy

    csustewy Motojero

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    All travelers from the USA, Canada, and Australia must pay a new fee online IN ADVANCE of crossing any land border into Argentina. New law took effect on 7 Jan 2013. They seem to mean it.

    Markharf posted this on the HUBB a couple weeks ago, see link HERE for more details and web instructions.
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  2. Dan Man

    Dan Man ex-adventurer

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    $160 for the United States (valid for 10 years)
    $100 for Australians (valid for 1 year)
    $75 for Canadians (valid for one entry)
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  3. bananaman

    bananaman transcontimental

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    I luv my Panama passport!

    My uncle and his family are in Argentina right now. They flew down from Panama. They paid no additional fees. Of course my aunt and my cousins wouldn't pay any. She's Argentinian, and the kids are dual citizens!
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  4. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    I hope this doesn't happen for every CA and SA country...one could end up paying some $1200 on top of what's already required just in entry fees traveling overland to TdF...not that I will get to anytime soon, but still.
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  5. Snarky

    Snarky Vodka Infused.

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    Now the border bribes are official.
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  6. markharf

    markharf Been here awhile

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    Bribes have never been necessary entering Argentina. What's more, most of the world doesn't pay the fees no matter where, when or how they enter--it's a reciprocal fee, based on what Argentina nationals pay for USA, Canada or Australia visas.

    No big deal, but we might as well get used to these sorts of visa fees. As a US citizen, I paid handsomely for four visas in Latin America, and Argentina is now the fifth--add Chile as the sixth if you fly in. I go to West Africa regularly, where there are quite a few countries charging equivalent amounts, and one which last I checked was charging substantially more. Lots more restrictions on where you can obtain visas, too. More corruption, more expensive in general. More objective danger (e.g., wars and civil insurrection). South America's not difficult and not expensive by comparison.

    Mark
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  7. dirkdiggler

    dirkdiggler Adventurer

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    I can do special rates for adv members on new british passports. I just need to refill my printer ink and get the scanner running again:wink:
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  8. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    $160 for a 10 year visa is not so bad. :dunno

    From what I gather from my friends in the reciprocity countries US citizens traveling in SA are getting the better deal. :deal
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  9. Dan Man

    Dan Man ex-adventurer

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    For me, the only significant one was Bolivia. Where else did you pay a lot? Maybe countries I didn't go to.
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  10. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    What I paid 2010-2012:

    $135US - Bolivia - 5 year visa
    $187US - Brasil - 10 year visa
    $175US - Paraguay - 10 year visa

    I didn't do the Guianas I think there are some fees up there.
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  11. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    Suriname is on the list too
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  12. Dan Man

    Dan Man ex-adventurer

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    I was always planning on Paraguay but axed it. Was it worth it?!
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  13. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    Paraguay was awesome though I don't regret going to any of the countries I traveled to.

    Here's what Paraguayans are capable of:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fXynrsrTKbI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  14. Dan Man

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    one man's trash, another man's violin. thanks for sharing.
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