As of January 1, 2009, Argentina will begin collecting a “reciprocity fee” upon entry for citizens of 22 countries.Â US citizens can expect to pay about $130 for entry to Argentina.
The amount of the fee varies by citizenship.Â As the US charges Argentinian citizens $130 for a visa, a similar fee will apply for US citizens entering Argentina.Â Citizens of Australia, Canada, the UK, or other nations will pay slightly different amounts.
The fee will be payable upon arrival.Â Â At this point, there are no details regarding what forms of payment will be accepted.
Once paid, the fee will be valid for 10 years or the lifetime of the passport (whichever comes first).Â This means that travelers who leave to visit another country, then return a month later,Â will not have to pay the fee a second time.
The program and fee structure is similar that that used by Chile.Â Chile also charges a reciprocity fee, of about $100 for US citizens, based on the fees the US charges Chileans for entry to the US.