Border Crossing Uruguay to Argentina at Concordia

I try to find information that can make border crossings easier on my trip and found Life Remotely. Here was plenty of useful information but I reproduces only the short version in respect for the great job they had done. So those who need more information should visit Life Remotely.


Uruguay to Argentina at Concordia : Border Crossing

Border name: Salto or Concordia

Closest major cities: Salto, Uruguay to Concordia, Argentina
Cost for visas: $0 (Not including previously paid reciprocity fees for Argentina, see note below)
Cost for vehicle: $0
Total time: 45 minutes
The Steps

  1. Drive past the out-of-commission Uruguay border buildings, over the bridge and keep going, past the welcome to Argentina signs until you finally see the border buildings across the road. Park wherever.
  2. Go into the building on the left. Get stamped out at the first counter, Uruguay immigration.
  3. Hand over your Uruguayan vehicle permit.
  4. Go to the Argentinian immigration counter. Hand over passports and reciprocity receipts (if required). They will be returned with a small slip of paper that records the number of people in your vehicle. This is your ticket to leave the border area.
  5. Go across the street to Argentinian aduana. Hand in the driver’s passport, license and vehicle title. They may ask for proof of insurance. They may also attempt to call your insurance company to verify it is valid. Eventually aduana will issue a vehicle permit.
  6. Get back in your car and drive under the arch. Hand over your ticket. At this point you may be searched for fresh fruits and vegetables. Many others were. We were not.
  7. Proceed to the nearest YPF and fill up on nice cheap gas.

RECIPROCITY FEE NOTE: Effective January 7, 2013 all US, Canadian and Australian citizen are required to pay a reciprocity fee at all Argentinian border entries, including land crossings. You must pay the fee online and bring the receipt to the border. Pay your fee online at this website.

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