Visa Requirements for Citizens of Argentina

Check the worldwide visa requirements for Argentinians to discover if you need a visa for your destination.

Visa Requirements for Argentine Citizens

Visa requirements for citizens of Argentina determine if an Argentine passport holder requires a visa to travel to their destination. They are administrative entry restrictions placed on Argentinians by the authorities of countries all around the world.

According to the Henley Passport Index, which measures travel freedom among the passports in the world, the Argentine passport currently ranks 17th on its list because Argentinians are able to travel to over 140 countries around the world without a visa or with a visa on arrival.

Citizens of Argentina are currently able to gain visa-free entry to over 100 countries, among them all other South American countries. To visit the majority of other countries in South America, Argentinians are simply required to present their national ID card at border entry checkpoints.

To visit other visa-exempt countries, nationals of Argentina are required to present a valid passport upon arrival. Visa-free stays for Argentinians differ from 30 days up to 1 year depending on the destination.

Over 20 nations around the globe have implemented an Electronic Travel Visa Authorization program for Argentine citizens in order to facilitate the process of obtaining a visa or visa waiver for their destination.

This expedited application protocol removes the need to visit an embassy to apply for a visa in person and the long waiting times required to suit a visa on arrival application.

e-Visas and electronic travel authorizations for nationals of Argentina are issued for short term stays and may be available for either a single entry or multiple entries. They are most often issued for purposes of tourism, business or trade, or to transit to an onward destination.

Additionally, there are over 85 countries for which an embassy visa for Argentine citizens is required regardless of the period of stay or travel purpose.

Further information about the different entry types for nationals of Argentina can be found below.

List of Visa Countries for Argentinian Passport Holders in 2021

Current visa requirements for Argentine passport holders state that over 140 countries require travelers from Argentina to have an approved visa or electronic travel authorization to cross their borders.

Of these destinations, over 20 allow Argentinians to obtain an eVisa or electronic visa waiver for short stays through an online application, removing the need to wait in long lines at the border to apply for a visa on arrival or visit an embassy to provide supporting documents in person.

This is often considered the most efficient way to obtain a visa or travel authorization for nationals of Argentina as applicants are simply required to fill in a simple online form with basic data to receive an eVisa or electronic visa waiver either digitally linked to their passport or sent via email.

Nevertheless, to visit these same countries for long-term stays or for purposes such as to work or study, it is necessary to apply for a visa for citizens of Argentina from a diplomatic government office of the destination.

Furthermore, there are roughly 90 countries that require Argentinians to have an approved embassy visa to visit no matter the duration of stay or motive for the trip.

Find further details about these visa types for Argentine citizens below.

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization

Electronic Travel Visa Authorization programs for passport holders from Argentina are expedited application systems that make the process of getting a visa or visa waiver for over 20 countries much easier than traditional methods.

They are available for short-term stays in the destination, which differs from 14 days up to 90 days depending on the country of issue, for purposes of business, tourism, or transit. In some cases, they are also issued for motives of medical treatment.

In order to obtain an eVisa or electronic travel authorization for Argentinians, the applicant is simply required to fill out a basic online form with personal, passport, and travel details. In some cases, they may also be required to answer a few health and security questions in order to submit the application.

All of the supporting documentation required can easily be uploaded online, and once approved, which only takes up to a few business days, the approved eVisa or online visa waiver is electronically linked to the Argentine passport or otherwise sent to the applicant’s email address.

Find out if you are able to apply for an Electronic Travel Visa Authorization from Argentina for your destination by browsing the list below.

ETIAS for citizens of Argentina

At present, citizens of Argentina are able to travel visa-free to any of the 26 European countries that have signed the Schengen Agreement for passport-free travel for short days up to 90 days within any 180-day period.

However, this will change by the end of 2022 when ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) is implemented, and obtaining an ETIAS visa waiver online will become a mandatory requirement for Argentinians to visit any of the Schengen countries for the same period of stay.

To obtain an ETIAS for Argentine citizens, it will be necessary to fill in a simple online application with basic personal, passport, and travel information, answer some questions related to security matters and pay a small processing fee with a debit or credit card.

Once approved, an ETIAS for Argentinians will be electronically linked to the traveler’s Argentine passport and will be valid for multiple entries to the Schengen countries during its 3-year validity, or until the associated passport expires, whichever comes first.

Visa on Arrival

Visas on arrival for citizens of Argentina are a type of visa issued to travelers at border checkpoints of up to 30 destinations worldwide.

They allow short stays that differ from 8 days up to 90 days depending on the destination and are most often issued for tourism or business visitors.

The protocol of applying for this visa type for Argentinians involves going directly to an immigration checkpoint upon arrival at the destination. The traveler must then wait in a queue to be handed a visa on arrival application to fill in by border control authorities.

After completing the form with personal, passport, and travel information, the applicant is then usually asked to supply a range of supporting documentation before the request can be processed.

It is also usually necessary to pay a mandatory processing fee in local cash currency before the visa on arrival is approved, as card payment facilities may not be available. For this reason, and to reduce waiting times at the border, many Argentine citizens prefer to use the expedited e-Visa system if it is available for their destination.

Check the list below to discover the countries for which a visa on arrival for Argentine nationals is available.

Visa on Arrival: Country list

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  • Bangladesh
  • Burkina Faso
  • Comoros
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Macau
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tuvalu
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Embassy Visa Required

Over 85 countries around the world state that it is necessary to obtain an approved consular or embassy visa for Argentinians to visit their territory regardless of the period of intended stay or whether they require a tourist visa, student visa, transit visa, business visa, work visa, resident visa, or another visa type.

The period of stay permitted with an embassy visa and its total validity period differs depending on the purpose of the trip an Argentine citizen wishes to undertake. This also influences whether the visa is issued for a single entry or multiple entries.

To apply for an embassy or consulate visa for Argentinian passport holders, it is first necessary to make an appointment at the closest diplomatic government office of the destination and complete a visa application form to take to the confirmed consular interview.

It will also be necessary to bring along a range of supporting documentation depending on the visa option the individual requires, as well as to pay an embassy visa fee before the document can be processed.

A consular visa for Argentinians may take several weeks to be processed and approved. For this reason, travelers are advised to begin the application process well in advance of their intended date of arrival in the destination.

Below you can find a comprehensive list for which an embassy visa for citizens of Argentina is required.

Embassy Visa Required: Country list

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  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guernsey
  • Iraq
  • Isle of Man
  • Jersey
  • Kiribati
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Sint Maarten
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Sudan
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen

Visa Not Required

A visa is not required for citizens of Argentina to travel to up to 100 countries across the world, for differing periods of stay from 30 days up to 1 year depending on their destination.

As Argentina is a member of Mercosur, the South American trade bloc established by the Treaty of Asunción in 1991, Argentinians are currently permitted to visit any of the full or associated Mercosur member states (Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador) without a visa for unlimited periods of time without a visa.

To visit these countries, as well as to become a resident or undertake employment, Argentine nationals are simply required to present a valid national ID card at a border checkpoint.

To travel to other visa-exempt countries as an Argentinian, it is necessary to present a valid Argentine passport upon arrival at immigration control in the destination.

To visit these same countries for other purposes such as to study or undertake employment, or to visit for long-term stays, it is necessary for Argentinians to apply for an embassy or consular visa from a diplomatic government office of the destination.

Find a full list of countries that grant visa-free entry to Argentine citizens below.

Visa Not Required: Country list

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  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

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