Argentina eTA AVE (Electronic Travel Authorization) help & FAQ

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What is the Argentina ETA (AVE)?

The Argentina Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA or AVE, which is Spanish for Autorización de Viaje Electrónica) is for citizens of countries that are required to present a visa when entering Argentina. Now they can process an ETA online instead of getting a traditional paper visa. Citizens wishing to get an ETA should also hold at least one of the following U.S. visas: B2, J, B1, O, P(P1-P2-P3), E, H-1B.

What do I need to apply for an Argentina ETA (AVE)?

We require the following to submit your application:

  • All Passport Pages Scan
  • USA visa

What is the cost to obtain an Argentina ETA (AVE)?

The cost of the Argentina ETA is: USD 50.00
The cost of the Argentina ETA is: USD 50.00
Additionally, we charge a service fee that would vary depending on the processing time you wish to get:

  • Standard Processing: USD 35.00
  • Rush Processing: USD 65.00
  • Super Rush Processing: USD 100.00

* The price can change, the correct fee present at applying

How long does the Argentina ETA (AVE) process take?

It depends on the method of processing time you chose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing Time: 16 days
  • Rush Processing: 13 days
  • Super Rush Processing: 10 days

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How long is the Argentina ETA (AVE) valid for?

The Argentina ETA is valid for 3 subsequent months starting upon issuing. The Argentine Government would also allow a single extension of ETA for a similar period but only after examination by an Immigration Service Office in the country.

How long is the Argentina ETA (AVE) valid for?

The Argentina ETA is valid for 3 subsequent months starting upon issuing. The Argentine Government would also allow a single extension of ETA for a similar period but only after examination by an Immigration Service Office in the country.

What conditions must the applicant’s passport meet for the Argentina ETA (AVE)?

Your travel document has to be valid for at least 6 months after your ETA expires. Also, your passport should have at least one blank page for stamping.

Which countries are eligible for Argentina ETA (AVE)?

All citizens that are required to present a Visa upon arrival in Argentina are eligible for an ETA if they hold at least one of the following U.S. visas: B2, J, B1, O, P(P1-P2-P3), E, H-1B. Here is a list of 71 Countries that are eligible for an ETA.
Citizens of Kosovo, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and Taiwan are required to process traditional paper visas through the Argentina General Consulate in Toronto.

How many entries does an Argentina ETA (AVE) allow?

The Argentina ETA allows holders Multiple Entry within the 90 days after issued validity period.

When should I apply for an Argentina ETA (AVE)?

We recommend travelers to apply for this ETA at least 10 days before their trip to Argentina.

Does obtaining an Argentina ETA (AVE) guarantee me entry into Argentina?

No. Argentina’s ETA does not guarantee entry to the country. It’s up to the country’s customs authorities to allow entry to a visitor after procedure checking upon arrival.

What do I need to present upon arrival in Argentina?

Upon arrival in Argentina, you need to present your passport along with your ETA (AVE) and your payment confirmation, which must be printed.

Vaccination requirements to travel to Argentina

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Check WHO – Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.

Learn More About Argentina Tourism

Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the second-largest in South America. Located on the South-West Coast of the continent, it shares borders with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. It is also the largest Spanish speaking country anywhere in the world. Argentina is so vast, you can learn the Tango in its capital, Buenos Aires, to waddling around with penguins in Tierra del Fuego, you will be amazed at what you can do in Argentina.
Making your way down toward Patagonia, glacier, and mountain regions beyond the scope of imagination are waiting. Argentina also has a ton of beautiful and exciting places to visit, from the rugged Atlantic coastline, home to beautiful beaches and wildlife, such as orcas and seals, to the majestic peaks of the Andes. You could easily plan a trip that takes you from the coast to the ski resorts in the Andes Mountains.
Also, Argentina has many wonderful cultural centers to explore, from the capital, Buenos Aires, known as the “The Paris of South America,” to the beautiful wine country of the Mendoza region. No matter the reason for your visit to Argentina, the food is worth a healthy portion of your time. Every region offers a different variety of dishes, with an endless supply of unique flavors and ingredients. Many simple and hearty dishes are available for the picky eaters or anyone with food sensitivities, however, there are also plenty of ethnic and unusual options for the adventurous.
Cuisine in Argentina is a blend of some of the best flavors from South America and around the world. Argentinian food is an extremely varied thing, the cuisine having been influenced heavily by the large number of European immigrants who have flocked to the country over the last century. Italian fare such as pizza and pasta represent the large population of Italian-Argentinians, and the country’s expansive farmlands mean that steakhouses dominate much of the restaurant scene. Do you have a taste for a barbeque? “Parilla” means barbeque, and this style of cooking is the most popular throughout Argentina. They serve a variety of meats including chicken, pork, lamb, and their specialty, beef. Argentine barbecue is prepared over wood coal or charcoal, lending a uniquely South American flavor. Complement your meal with a classic Argentinean wine, such as Malbec, and you will enjoy a feast.
Buenos Aires has a thriving art scene, from street artists to sculptures on display. Like abstract art? Head over to Recoleta Cemetery and take a quick walk toward the man-made marvel of Floralis Generica. It is also the birthplace of Tango. Argentinians are proud of their dance as it speaks an entirely different language. A lot like wine, which can be tasted in many parts of the region. Briefly looking at the history of this lively city dates back hundreds of years with the first settlers coming in from Spain.
It didn’t last long before another conqueror came in and established what is known as Buenos Aires today. Over the centuries, it became an ideal place for cattle ranching and an exporter for leather. Today, it’s a thriving, booming, and culturally exquisite city for locals and travelers alike.