Argentina Duck & Dove Hunting Affected by New Reciprocity Fees
For United States residents planning to go Argentina duck hunting, dove hunting or touring during the upcoming year (2013 or beyond), changes regarding Argentina’s reciprocity fee are very important.
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 29, 2012, IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID THE ENTRY FEE ONLINE AND PRIOR TO TRAVEL YOU WILL BE DENIED ENTRY INTO ARGENTINA.
Background: In 2008, the Argentina Immigration Department enacted policy requiring nationals of the United States, Canada and Australia to pay a fee to enter Argentina. It’s not a visa but a “reciprocity fee” to those countries that charge Argentineans to enter their country. This entry fee is good for 10 years. If you have visited Argentina any time since 2008 and paid this fee, your payment will be evidenced by a Reciprocity Fee Certificate sticker that was placed in the back of your passport.
Passengers travelling to Argentina on or after December 29th will need to pay the Reciprocity Fee online before arriving. Please note, too, that we are hearing that this policy will be effective at all airports in Argentina, not just at Ezeiza (EZE)!
Please note that passengers who have already paid the fee are good for 10 years, and do not need to pay again until the certificate’s expiration date. If you do not have the Reciprocity Fee Certificate pasted in one of your passport pages you will need to pay the fee online. Starting on September 1st, 2012, any passenger visiting Argentina with an American, Canadian or Australian passport will be required to pay the Reciprocity Fee online and in advance.
This new online system will work in tandem with the regular collection service performed at Ezeiza Airport (EZE) until December 28th, 2012 and at Jorge Newbery Airport until October 31st, 2012. After these dates, all Reciprocity Fee payments will need to be made online.
American, Canadian and Australian passport holders visiting Argentina will be required to pay the reciprocity fee online at the following sites: https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/ or www.migraciones.gov.ar.
You will be required to create a username and password. Once you’ve done this, follow the instructions.
You must register and pay with a credit card. Once the payment is received, an electronic receipt will be given which you will need to show upon your arrival in Argentina. The lack of such proof of payment will result in the denial of entry and consequent returning to your departure city by the airline. We strongly urge passengers to take the necessary precautions so that those who travel to the aforementioned airports with an arrival scheduled on or after November 1st, 2012 (Jorge Newbery) and December 29th, 2012 (Ezeiza) have the electronic receipt with them.
Global Sporting Safaris advises travelers to place this receipt in their passport, and to store copies of this receipt along with copies of their passport and other vital documents.
How can I pay the Reciprocity Rate?
The traveler must enter the Provincia Pagos website at: www.provinciapagos.com.ar and register to start the process.
Complete the form with the corresponding personal and credit card information. The information provided by the traveler and the income code is sent to the DNM online.
Print the payment receipt.
Upon arrival in Argentine territory, go to the DNM Office and present the printed ticket.
The ticket is scanned by the DNM staff; the data are validated and you are allowed to enter the country.
If you are planning on traveling to Argentina during the upcoming year, we are happy to assist you in planning this important trip of a lifetime. Call me at (888) 850 4868, Extension 700 or email me at: dick@GSSafaris.com
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