Reciprocity Fees for Chile & Argentina

What are Reciprocity Fees?

Five of the twelve independent countries in South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay) charge a fee to people of certain nationalities wishing to enter.

The amount payable depends on your nationality, and only residents of certain countries have to pay it (based on the fact that their governments charge the same entry fees in return). Please see below for more details.

The rates range from $23-160 USD per person.

The Chilean fee can be paid on arrival at the airport, whereas the Argentinian fee must be paid in advance.

Chile Reciprocity Fees

Recent News for US Citizens

In February 2014 we received excellent news from Santiago’s international airport that US citizens are no longer required to pay the $160 reciprocity fee upon entering Chile through any border. US citizens can now enter Chile for up to 90 days on a tourist visa with only a valid passport.

How/ When to pay?

On arrival to Chile (at the airport), citizens of Canada, Mexico and Australia will be charged the below fees payable in either US dollars cash, or by credit card. The payment is not required when entering the country by land/ vehicle.

Canadians:        $132 USD

Australians:       $95 USD

Mexicans:          $23 USD

All other countries are exempt from this fee.

Please remember…

Visa and entry requirements are subject to change and you should check with your consulate for the latest rules before you travel.

Make sure you have 6 months validity left on your passport before traveling to Chile. UK citizens do not currently require a visa to enter Chile as a tourist and are granted a 3-month stay upon arrival.

Argentina Reciprocity Fees

How/ When to pay?

The Argentinian Reciprocity fee MUST BE PAID AND PRINTED OUT BEFORE entering Argentina via land or air. The fee varies depending on your nationality…

U.S. Citizens:     $160 USD

Canadians:        $150 USD

Australians:       $100 USD

The fee can be paid here…

www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesibleingles or www.provinciapagos.com.ar/dnm

…and it will allow you to enter the country for 90 days at a time (duration depending on nationality)

Please remember…

You will need to show, or hand in a copy of your reciprocity fee every time you enter and leave Argentina (including land crossings), so just to be safe please bring multiple copies with you.

Visa and entry requirements are subject to change and you should check with your consulate for the latest rules before you travel.

Make sure you have 6 months validity left on your passport before traveling to Argentina.