(CNN Spanish) — If you are from Argentina and plan to travel abroad, here we will tell you how to process your passport.
First of all, it is important to note that to travel to the countries of what is considered the enlarged Mercosur (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela), Argentines do not need a passport. They can simply bring their valid National Identity Document (DNI) with them.
Requirements for carrying out the procedure
If you are over 18, you just need to have your current ID in passport format. It is recommended, even if it is not mandatory, that you also bring your previous passport with you in case of renewal.
Children under 18 must participate accompanied by a father, mother or legal representative. More information Here.
How is the passport processed?
- To obtain or renew your passport, you need to make an appointment at the Civil Registry office closest to your home or at a Renaper Documentation Centre. Can be made on the site or from the app my argentina.
- Then you need to make the corresponding payment.
- With the shift registration and payment receipt, you must go to the office where you requested the shift.
- Once the process is completed, you can follow it from Here. The passport will be sent to your home, where you or anyone over 18 who has proof of the process can receive it.
How much does it cost to perform the procedure?
As reported by the Argentine government in its Web page, the value of the procedure in May 2023 amounted to 4,000 Argentine pesos (about 16 US dollars to the official dollar on that date). “Procedures done in malls, business centers and port and river terminals have an additional cost of $100,” the official website states. To see the updated rates, click Here.
How long does the passport last?
The passport lasts 10 years from the date of issue for those over 18 years of age. For minors, the passport must be renewed every 5 years.
What if I need a passport urgently?
If a traveler applies for a passport in a shorter or immediate period, there is the possibility of obtaining it by fulfilling the same requirements, but paying an additional fee. In case of express procedure, the delivery of the passport is made by mail within 96 working hours after it is made. He instant processing It is more expensive and operates without shifts at the airports of Ezeiza, Aeroparque, Salta, Córdoba, Mendoza and Rosario. In this case, delivery normally takes 2-6 hours.