Student Visa and Embassy Information
ALL U.S. CITIZENS WILL ENTER ARGENTINA AS TOURISTS. You will obtain the tourist visa on site in Argentina. Students in programs that exceed 90 days will also be required to obtain their student visas on site in Argentina. However, please read the information below on documents you may need to bring with you from the U.S. to complete the visa process.
All U.S. citizens traveling to Argentina must pay a Reciprocity Fee of USD$160, paid online to Argentine Migrations prior to departing the U.S. The payment receipt must be presented at the airport before boarding any plane to Argentina. This payment is good for multiple entries over the lifetime of your passport, and can be paid by credit or debit card. Proof of payment of the Reciprocity Fee must also be shown when entering Argentina over land from a neighboring country.
Students who are under 18 years old will not be able to obtain a student visa in Argentina.
For Programs UNDER 90 Days (Intensive Month and Summer programs):
For Programs OVER 90 Days (Semester and Academic Year programs):
ISA strongly recommends that students bring proof of clear criminal record with them to Buenos Aires. Argentina has unique student visa requirements that may cause confusion at the airport when checking in to your flight to Buenos Aires. To avoid these problems, please bring ?Proof of Clear Criminal Record? in your carry-on luggage with you to the airport. To request a criminal record check, contact your local or state police department or Department of Public Safety. This process may take anywhere from 1 hour to 4 weeks to complete, so please plan accordingly. Literally any background check that proves you have no criminal record in your place of current or permanent residence will suffice.
In addition, ISA strongly recommends that students purchase a roundtrip flight to Buenos Aires, instead of a one-way ticket. While ISA does not require this, please note that the airline may require proof of exit out of Argentina in order to board your flight. If you have not purchased a roundtrip flight you may be asked by the airline to purchase a return flight.
For Back-to-Back Semester or Academic Year Programs:
Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.
In order to find contact information for your specific consulate, please choose the state or region of your permanent residence from the dropdown box below, and click submit to continue.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Embassy of the United States in Argentina
Washington DC, United States
Embassy of Argentina in the United States
Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm