Visas


Visas to Enter Argentina

All participants must have a valid passport and/or an appropriate travel document to enter Argentina. Some participants may require a visa. Visas are the responsibility of individual delegates and must be obtained before traveling to Argentina. 

If you require a visa, it is strongly recommended that you apply at least three months in advance to ensure you receive your visa in time for travel. To obtain a visa application form, visit the Argentina Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate nearest your city/location.

For complete information about how to enter to Argentina and visa requirements for your country of origin – including a list of countries requiring a visa – visit the Argentine Immigration Department website and please check if it is required.

Please note that the Congress organizers and Secretariat do not have the authority to act on behalf on individuals in obtaining visas.

 

Visa Invitation letter

In case your country is required to apply for a visa to enter Argentina please read this information:

Argentina’s law requires an official visa invitation letter for those delegates that are coming for other than tourism purpose

The letter must complete the following requirements according to Argentina’s law:

  • It must be certified by a public notary and in turn by the Chamber of Notaries of the city
  • It must be issued only in Spanish and addressed to Consular Section of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic the country of origin.
  • It has to include the RENURE registration number from the inviting institution at the Migration Office in Argentina. Congresos Internacionales S.A (MCI Buenos Aires) is registered and allowed to issue these letters.
  • The invitation letter must include the personal details of the applicant and the Congress information.
  • The delegate must be registered and his/her registration must be paid.

A copy of the notarized letter will be sent in PDF format to the registered delegate by email once it is certified. The original notarized and certified letter is mailed either to the registered delegate for presentation at the local Argentine consulate or directly to the Embassy or Consulate depending on the requirement from the different countries.

The fee of USD 200 is an administrative fee that covers the certification and the courier service. Payment must be done beforehand and it does not guarantee that visa will be given. Payment is not refundable.

 

Reciprocity Fees

Argentina’s law requires delegates from Australia, Canada, and the United States to have a valid passport and to pay a reciprocity fee to enter Argentina. Before paying the Reciprocity Fee please contact the Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate nearest your city/location to ask for more information about entering the country for other than tourism purpose since this depends exclusively on the requirements of each country.

The current reciprocity fee is US$100-$160 depending on country of origin. 

The Argentine Migration Department (DNM) has launched a new online method of payment to enable payment of the reciprocity fee via credit card. Travellers can now pay this fee through the Provincia Pagos payment system. Please have in mind that this fee cannot be paid as part of Congress registration and it has to be paid on arrival, it must be paid in advance before travelling by accessing the following websites: www.provinciapagos.com.ar and www.migraciones.gov.ar.

The Reciprocity Fee can only be paid through the Argentine Immigration Department website (http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/indexN.php). The instructions that are shown on the link of reciprocity fee (https://reciprocidad.provincianet.com.ar/ ) are the following:

  1. Register at www.provinciapagos.com.ar and obtain an entry code. 
  2. Complete the form including personal and credit card details. This information and the entry code will be sent electronically to the DNM. 
  3. After payment is processed, print the receipt. 
  4. Upon arrival in Argentina, go to the DNM Office and present the printed receipt. 
  5. The receipt will be scanned by DNM staff and the data will be validated to enable entry to Argentina. 

You must show a receipt for this payment to an airline representative upon check-in at your departure and submit this receipt to immigration authorities upon arrival. Detailed information regarding the payment process appears on these websites: