If you are a US citizen and traveling to Argentina, you will have to pay a Reciprocity Fee. This is because the US levies this fee on citizens of Argentina (among other countries) who want to visit the US.
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind:
- The reciprocity fee costs $160.
- It is valid for 10 years from the date of payment and for multiple entries.
- Once paid online, you must print out the confirmation and bring it with you to present to the Argentine immigration officer.
I was slightly confused about where to start on the reciprocity fee website, but once I got past registration, everything was straightforward.
Hopefully, this walkthrough helps anyone who needs it.
1. Sign up for the website
Create a username. Enter your info. Click Sign Up.
2. Add Form
After the Sign Up screen, you’ll see the screen below to add a form.
Note: You’ll need your passport number.
3. Click Pay
Clicking Pay will bring you here:
4. Click Continue
A new window will pop up where you can enter your credit card information.
NOTE: This will be paid in Argentine Pesos so make sure you use a credit card that has no foreign exchange fees.
5. Transaction Confirmed!
You should also receive an email to the address you supplied.
Also, you can check your profile and access this “ticket”.
Print it out (make sure the bar code is legible) and keep it in a safe place until you travel to Argentina! You’ll present it to the immigration officer upon your arrival.
You can always come back to the website if you need to print it out again.