Fees for procedures at the Argentine Immigration Office are set to rise by as much as 150%, according to new government guidelines.
The new fees were established by Decree 959/2016 and will come into force 30 days after it was published in the Official Gazette on 22nd August (estimated 21st or 22nd September).
The decree also formally eliminated the US$160 reciprocity visa fee for US tourists visiting Argentina. The fee had already been suspended in March during the visit of US president Barack Obama.
Some of the tariff changes, which can be found here, include (for non-Mercosur citizens):
According to the Immigration Office, the fee hikes are “indispensable to expand operations such as the implementation of integrated controls with neighbouring countries and assigning human and technical resources to formalise migration procedures.”
The overriding goal is to “incorporate mechanism to modernise migration control.”