Argentina – Visa Requirements for Supernumeraries

20 September 2016

Members calling at ports in Argentina should note that the Correspondent, Pandi Liquidadores SRL, has recently issued a Circular regarding the potentially onerous cost consequences of supernumeraries and other passengers not meeting immigration requirements for Argentina.  Whilst crewmembers do not require visas, Owners are advised to take care that any supernumeraries or passengers on board are properly equipped with valid visas.

In addition to the usual immigration fines imposed in the absence of a valid visa, ranging between USD400 to USD10,000, the Migration Authority is also requiring Owners to pay for security guards to remain on board the vessel for the duration of its stay.  This can be expected to increase daily costs by around USD3,500, depending on the number of guards placed on board.

A copy of the Correspondent’s Circular with further details can be accessed by clicking here.