New Entry "Reciprocity" Fee for US, Canada, Australian Citizens...

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iStar said:
...Now keep mind the population of Canada is 33 million people...

Here are some stats: Canada: Record number of immigrants in 2007

Canada admitted 429,649 permanent residents, temporary foreign workers, and foreign students more than 60,000 higher than four years ago, Citizenship and Immigration Canada said in a release.


The numbers quoted above probably include only a very small percentage of individuals from the USA, and even though the number of individuals from the USA seeking temporary or permanent residency in Argentina are at an all time high, the total for 2008 was still less than 5,000.

http://www.argentinepost.com/2009/05/americans-seeking-argentine-residency-in-record-numbers.html

Most immigrants to Argentina are from neighboring countries. This is immediately evident to anyone visiting migraciones for any reason.
 

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This really is Argentina in a nutshell: Pride displaces reason.

That you would make it more difficult for citizens of three of the most wealthy nations on earth to visit your country is simply idiotic.

Chile did the same several years ago.

This behavior is indicative of the many, many challenges that stand in the way of Argentina becoming a developed nation.

Neil
 

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Denver said:
That you would make it more difficult for citizens of three of the most wealthy nations on earth to visit your country is simply idiotic.

How can a wealthy nation go bankrupt? Rich people dont need to borrow money, they have money. This is an asumption once again, not a fact. The use of the word nation rather than country backs it, there is national pride in that asumption.

Anyways, believing as well that appearant wealth buys the right to discrimate is another cultural asumption brainwashed by consumerism, which fails to differenciate goods and services, products and human beings.

If you go to the Seychelles, a communist country that chose to restrict tourism to the luxury niche, and come with your dollars thinking that you can buy people s smile with it, you will be exremely desapointed. People will make you understand that you are a guest...Try to ask a waiter to cut your lobster for you and watch his reaction...he will regard you as an uneducated barbarian uncapable to do anything with his hands.
 

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Lizzy Muzzy said:
Is this in pesos or dollars?

2GuysInPM said:
It looks like it is now official: :eek:

(main page: http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/)

USA: USD $131
Canadian: USD $70 (*single entry)
Australian: USD $100

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USD stands for dollars.
 

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fifilafiloche said:
How can a wealthy nation go bankrupt?

Print, borrow, and/or spend too much money, especially when we are talking about a government with no power to create, but only confiscate and "redistribute" wealth while "creating" unfathomable debt.
 

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Just received this email from the US Embassy:

Airport Entry Fee
December 11, 2009

This warden message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens that on December 20, 2009, the Government of Argentina will begin charging American Citizens visiting Argentina for business or tourism an entry fee of $131 U.S. dollars. The fee will be collected only at Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport. Once paid, the fee permits multiple entries into Argentina for ten years in accordance with United States visa reciprocity. Americans may pay in dollars, by credit card, or with travelers checks.

U.S. citizens may also call the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in the U.S. for the latest travel information. The Office of Overseas Citizens Services can be reached from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, M-F, at 1-888-407-4747, or if calling from outside the U.S., at (202)-501-4444. For any emergencies involving American citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section, located at 4300 Avenida Colombia, 1425 Buenos Aires;
telephone+54-11-5777-4354; after hours emergency telephone +54-11-5777-4873; ACS unit fax +54-11-5777-4293; e-mail BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov; web page http://argentina.usembassy.gov.

Americans living or traveling in Argentina are encouraged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department’s travel registration website, https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security within Argentina. Americans without internet access may register directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

This email is UNCLASSIFIED.
 

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If the fee is only being collected at Ezeiza, does that mean that those who arrived here prior to it's inception can continue to go to Colina and return without a problem (or paying anything)?
 

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I received this email today from the U.S. Embassy. Thought it might be pertinent to those who haven't registered already...

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<http://spanish.argentina.usembassy.gov/index.html>



Airport Entry Fee


December 11, 2009


This warden message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens that on
December 20, 2009, the Government of Argentina will begin charging
American Citizens visiting Argentina for business or tourism an entry
fee of $131 U.S. dollars. The fee will be collected only at Buenos
Aires Ezeiza International Airport. Once paid, the fee permits multiple
entries into Argentina for ten years in accordance with United States
visa reciprocity. Americans may pay in dollars, by credit card, or with
travelers checks.

U.S. citizens may also call the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in
the U.S. for the latest travel information. The Office of Overseas
Citizens Services can be reached from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight
Time, M-F, at 1-888-407-4747, or if calling from outside the U.S., at
(202)-501-4444. For any emergencies involving American citizens, please
contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Embassy's
Consular Section, located at 4300 Avenida Colombia, 1425 Buenos Aires;
telephone+54-11-5777-4354; after hours emergency telephone
+54-11-5777-4873; ACS unit fax +54-11-5777-4293; e-mail
BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov; web page http://argentina.usembassy.gov
<http://argentina.usembassy.gov> .

Americans living or traveling in Argentina are encouraged to register
with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State
Department's travel registration website,
https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui
<https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui> so that they can obtain
updated information on travel and security within Argentina. Americans
without internet access may register directly with the nearest U.S.
Embassy or Consulate.



This email is UNCLASSIFIED.
 

steveinbsas

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I'm curious to know how or why Sleuth and Bron receive emails from the US Embassy.

You didn't actually let them know you are here, did you?

YIKES!

That reminds me of the first line of an old Neil Diamond song:

"Oh, no, no, no, no..."
 
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