According to allcitycodes.com, Argentina was the very first happy swallow, after which the abolition of visas with the states of Latin America fell one after another – and for this many human thanks to her from Russian lovers of tango, glaciers and Evita Peron. Citizens of Russia do not need a visa to Argentina, while staying in the country can be as much as 90 days. But citizens of other CIS countries need an Argentine visa – however, in this case, the package of documents is standard, without any problems, and consular employees are very loyal to applicants. What can I say – all to the South!
Entry into the country
When crossing the border, it is enough to present:
- Passport valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry
- flights in both directions.
Proof of sufficient funds for the entire stay in the country (cash, credit cards, traveler’s checks) may also be required.
Children under 18 traveling with their parents must carry documents proving their relationship (birth certificate). If the child is traveling without parents accompanied by third parties, a notarized power of attorney from both parents will be required. It must be translated into Spanish and must contain the name of the accompanying persons.
It will not be superfluous to have medical insurance for the entire duration of the trip.
Visas for CIS citizens
Citizens of the CIS countries will need a visa to visit the country. Required documents: international passport valid for at least 6 months at the end of the trip, application form, one color photo 3.5×4.5 cm (without corner and oval), copy of internal passport (first page, page with registration), certificate of employment, a copy of the first page of the passport with the personal data of the tourist, the original and a copy of the round-trip air tickets, insurance with coverage of 30 thousand EUR. In addition, it is desirable to provide documents confirming solvency (bank statement).
If you have an old passport that has Schengen visas or visas from Australia, Canada or the USA, you must provide a photocopy of it.
Documents for minors
For minors, the original and a copy of the birth certificate must be provided. If the child is traveling accompanied by one of the parents or third parties, a notarized power of attorney for the removal of the child from the remaining parents will be required.
The term for issuing a regular visa is 7 days, an urgent visa is 3 days.
Consular fee – about 32 USD.
Banks and exchange offices
The monetary unit of the country is the Argentine peso (ARS), in 1 peso there are 100 centavos. Current exchange rate: 1 ARS = 0.47 RUB (1 USD = 121.79 ARS, 1 EUR = 128.12 ARS).
Currency can be exchanged at all banks and large shopping centers, hotels and specialized exchange offices.
Large retail outlets, hotels and restaurants accept American Express, Visa, Master Card and Eurocard credit cards. But in the provinces, it is almost impossible to pay them off. It is not worth taking travelers checks with you: exchange offices charge a sensitive commission for cashing them, in addition, it is almost impossible to exchange them in small towns.
Most banks and exchange offices use a ticket system – instead of standing in line, the visitor receives a ticket with a number and then waits until an employee calls his number. I must say that this procedure takes more time than the usual live queue.
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