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Just to muddy the water some:

We crossed back into Argentina at Paso Roballos on Jan 18 and did not have to show proof of paying the reciprocity fee.

In fact, they didn't even have a computer, so scanning a document was out of the question. At some point this will all change, but for now, if you needed a way into Argentina, Paso Roballos is worth a shot. And if it were me, I would bring a nice looking version of the document that DRRambler was kind enough to post in case they do start asking for proof...
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....and you can't pay the fee in cash at the border as a couple of aussie backpackers discovered at Villazon a few days ago.

They had cash on them but had max'd out their credit cards
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Very Helpful!

This is very helpful as I plan to lead a group chasing the Dakar 2014 and this are the details that we need to know.

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VisaHQ.com

www.visahq.com is a great source for visa information and requirements. The information is updated on a timely bases. The site provides for fee services and includes links to self service websites, like the Argentina tourist fee website. The information is provided without cost or subscription.

See this argentina.visahq.com for details.

I recommend this site for anyone traveling abroad.
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...www.visahq.com is a great source for visa information and requirements....
It looks like VisaHQ.com quotes the fee schedule when a visa is acquired at an embassy. You might want to know that price if you need to get a visa before leaving your home country and do not want to wait to get one at the border. From the fees noted on this thread and other places on the Internet, it appears that the price charged at an embassy is higher than at the border.
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Extremely helpful info in this thread, thanks to everyone who contributed.
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Extremely helpful info in this thread, thanks to everyone who contributed.
When I entered the coutry at EZE they dinged me for $160usd, for an entry permit valid for 10 years.(usa passport). I subsequently exited with my moto to uruguay to renew the temp tourist vehicle permit.
Re-entering AR they busted my chops over the 10 year permit in my passport becuase they did not the equpment to read the bar code on the sticker they placed in my passport at eze.
Bit of a hassle plus they only gave me 3 months for the bike insteadnof the usual 8 months. Now I gotta figure out what to do with Cinderella the KLR.

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A minor change for AUSTRALIANS only

Not really a change, just a correction to inaccurate info on the Australian Government web site.

For a long time they have stated that the reciprocity payment is valid for 12 months from the date of first entry to Argentina. This did not agree with the Argentinian info both on their web site and on the reciprocity receipt.

I made some enquiries and got the Australian site to correct their info to now read "valid for 12 months from date of payment of reciprocity fee"
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