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Whether it’s studying for a semester, pursuing a major degree, interning with an Argentine Organization or participating in a fun short course, Mente Argentina's programs are designed for students who want to experience Argentina from a local perspective. Explore Argentina, do what you enjoy most, and embark on this unforgettable journey with Mente Argentina!

PASSPORT & VISAS

PASSPORT: DO I NEED A PASSPORT TO STUDY IN ARGENTINA?

You will be required, by the Argentine Immigrations Authority, to have a valid passport for the entire duration of your studies in Argentina. Your country of birth will determine which of two ways you should proceed in preparing to enter Argentina. If you don’t have a passport, apply for one immediately. Normal processing takes six weeks and may take longer during peak travel times.


TRAVEL VISA INFORMATION: DO I NEED A VISA TO STUDY IN ARGENTINA?

If your passport is from one of the following countries mentioned below, it will not be necessary to apply for a visa in order to enter Argentina. You will enter as a tourist and receive an automatic 90 day tourist visa. If your academic program in Argentina is more than 90 days long, you are required to obtain a student visa or an extension, but will do so on site in Buenos Aires with the help of the Mente Argentina Student Reception Office.

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (*), Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic Of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, Norway, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts And Nevis, San Marino, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Republic, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad And Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States Of America, Uruguay, Estate Of The Vatican City, Venezuela

If your country is not listed above you will need to contact your nearest Argentine Embassy or Argentine Consulate offices at least thirty (30) days prior to the proposed date of departure to avoid inconveniences. Please contact us for more information.


RECIPROCITY FEE: WHO HAS TO PAY A RECIPROCITY FEE TO ENTER ARGENTINA?

All students with passports from Australia and Canada, will enter the country as tourists, but must pay a "reciprocity fee" before entering to Argentina. The fee must be paid online and you can find instructions on the following website: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/templates/reciprocidad/reciprocidad.htm

  • Canadian passport: 75 USD$ (single entry) 150 USD$ (multiple entries valid for 5 years)
  • Australian passport: 100 USD$ (multiple entries valid for 1 year)
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