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Trouble on a 6 month return ticket?

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1. Posted by NoelV333 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

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Hello, I am about to book a return ticket from Manchester to Buenos Aires. It will be six months from arrival until departure. Will this length of gap cause me any trouble being allowed in? I will travel overland, but with nothing else booked.

2. Posted by sdaltrey (Budding Member 68 posts) 9y

Hi Noel,

I have travelled in and out of Argentina several times including via Buenos Aires airport. They have never asked to see a return ticket so I don´t expect that they will ask you.

The maximum stay for a tourist is 3 months so that´s what you will get in your passport. Before your time is up you should take a trip to the bordering countries like Uruguay, Brasil, Boliva, or Chile for example and when you come back you will get another 3 months stay. The border control have never questioned me when doing this so you should be OK.

hope this helps,


3. Posted by juanka (Inactive 48 posts) 9y

Hi Noel:

I'm a local, but for 15 years I receive for foreigners in BA,
so this is an usual question from many of my guests.

You can go to inmigration offices, lose a couple of hours, pay some money and they will extend your tourist visa for another 3 months.
But from BA there is a one day trip to Colonia in Uruguay, that is a very nice place to visit, and cost is about the same than what you pay in inmigration.

So... to solve your small problem there are 2 opcions: burocracy or fun (I guess what you will choose.... he... he...)

If you need any extra info about BA, see my website (in my profile...).

4. Posted by NoelV333 (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Thanks for taking the time to answer. It eases my mind a little!