Argentina Entry Requirements

Argentina Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes No/1 Yes
Other EU countries Yes No/1 Yes
Switzerland Yes No/1 Yes
Austria Yes No/1 Yes
Germany Yes No/1 Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 3 months upon entry if visa-free, or at least 6 months if visa is required.

Note on the passport

Since the entry regulations can change at short notice, travelers should inquire about the current status at the responsible consular representation in good time before starting their journey.

Visa information

Generally required, with the exception of nationals of the following countries listed in the table above, provided they enter the country as tourists for a maximum stay of 90 days: Germany, Austria and all EU countries, Switzerland and Turkey. [1] A visa is generally required for business travellers, except for business travelers from the following countries listed in the table above, when attending meetings and conferences, visiting customers or trade fairs or conducting market research: (a) Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey and Hungary; (b) Switzerland; (c) Turkey. No visa is required for study trips of up to 90 days. For study trips longer than 90 days, entry is initially as a tourist. A residence permit for study purposes must then be applied for at the immigration authorities within 30 days.

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Application in Berlin: Tourist visa: €150 Business/work visa (short-term, stay of max. 60 days): €200. Work visa (long term): 200 €. Citizens of some countries receive the visa free of charge. Information can be obtained from the responsible consular representatives.

Visa types and costs

Including tourist, business, work, student and transit visas.


Varies depending on visa type and nationality.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who fly on within 12 hours, have valid and confirmed documents for the onward journey and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. If a change of airline or airport is necessary, one should inquire with the airline whether there is a transit visa exemption. Personally at the consular posts. Collection of a passport visaed with a business or work visa must be done in person.

Application required

Varies according to nationality, reason for stay and length of stay (Argentinian consulates require travelers to call to inquire about required documents.). As a rule: (a) Make an appointment with the competent consular post. (b) 2 application forms (downloadable from the website of the relevant Argentine embassy). (c) 2 recent color passport photos (4 x 4 cm). (d) Passport valid for at least 6 months and containing 1 blank page. (e) Fee (receipt of cash deposit into Argentine Consulate account). (f) Round trip ticket or confirmation, proof of accommodation. (g) Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the stay (tourist visa only, US$50 per day). (h) Hotel Reservations in Argentina. Business visa: (ah), (i) Original company letter in Spanish from the inviting or sending company. The signature of the company representative must be notarized and certified with the Hague Apostille. The inviting company must apply to the Argentine immigration authorities (Dirección Nacional de Migraciones) for entry of the German business partner. Approval can take up to 4 months to be granted. Work visa: (i) Character reference, Medical certificate, Employment contract, Cover letter from company. The cover letter from the company must be in Spanish and the signature of the company representative must be notarized and certified with the Hague Apostille. (j) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Additional documents may be required, especially for work visas, but also for business visas. If the application is submitted by post, a stamped, registered return envelope and proof of payment must be enclosed.

Temporary Residence

Germans, Austrians, Swiss and Turks do not need a tourist visa for a stay of up to 90 days. For stays beyond that, an application for a residence permit is required at the Ministry of the Interior (Ministerio del Interior, Department Migraciones). The stay can be extended by 3 months, but there is no entitlement to this. If a longer stay or employment is planned, you should contact the consular representation for visa requirements.

Processing time

Varies depending on visa type and nationality. It is recommended that travelers contact the relevant consulate at least 45 days before their intended departure.

Proof of sufficient funds

All foreigners must have sufficient funds during their stay.

Legally Required Registration

Upon entry, fingerprints are taken from all travelers and digitally scanned, and a digital portrait photograph is taken.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Return/Onward Ticket. (b) Sufficient Funds.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Legal guardians traveling alone with minor children under the age of 14 must carry a corresponding authorization from the second legal guardian, certified by the Argentine consulate. Those who z. For example, if you have sole custody or are widowed, you must present a certificate certified by the Argentine consulate. It is advisable to take a certified, international birth certificate of the child with you. minors, Those under the age of 14 who are traveling alone must have the appropriate authorization from their legal guardians, certified by the Argentine Consulate. This permit must include the name, address, and ID or passport number of the recipient in Argentina or, if applicable, a non-custodial travel companion of the child. In any case, the documents must be translated into Spanish so that there are no problems with the immigration formalities. Also, all documents must be legalized by the Argentine consulate. Children between the ages of 14 and 18 traveling alone must also have a travel permit certified by the Argentine Consulate if they are Argentine citizens or if they require a visa. non-visa-required, Unaccompanied minors are recommended to bring a travel permit certified by the Argentine consulate. An entry in the register of the Argentine immigration authorities is made for the entry and exit of children under the age of 6 years. In any case, it is advisable to find out about the current regulations at the embassy before departure, as this is the only place that provides binding information. Note: In Argentina one does not become an adult until the age of 21. Travelers residing in Europe who have reached the age of 18 but not yet 21 should therefore carry a certificate of legal majority in their home country. Alternatively, travelers over the age of 18 but under the age of 21 may carry a letter of consent from their parent/guardian. Since the 27th Since June 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (including within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry with pets

For dogs and cats, a health certificate that is no more than 10 days old and a vaccination card as proof of a rabies vaccination are required. Animals under 3 months do not need a rabies vaccination certificate. Health certificate and rabies vaccination certificate must be authenticated by an Argentine consular mission and be in Spanish. The airline must notify the destination airport of the animal transport approximately 24 hours before arrival. Upon arrival, a veterinary examination will be carried out at the expense of the traveler.

Argentina Entry Requirements