American Club Labor Day Celebration

Dear Friends & Supporters:

The American Society of the River Plate will celebrate the United States of America’s Labor Day Picnic at the Alamo Bar on Monday September 2. It begins at 7:00pm.

El Alamo Bar Palermo
Ave Cordoba 5267
Palermo, Buenos Aires

7 pm Beers and Burgers

Guest Speakers Attorneys Rob Urban and Laurence Wiener

RSVP Only: Please reply to confirm attendance


Benjamin Lodmell

The American Society


American Night Happy Hour

Consular officers from the U.S. Embassy will be attending the next American Night happy hour at the Hard Rock Café in Buenos Aires, this Thursday, July 18th from 5 – 9 pm.  This event will provide a chance to socialize and network within our expat community as well as get answer to your questions about services the Embassy offers to U.S. citizens, including passport renewal, transmition of citizenship to your children, documenting their birth overseas as U.S. citizens, and immigrant and non-immigrant visas.  

Additionally, several dozen Argentine university students preparing to participate in the Summer, Work, Travel exchange program in the U.S. will be present and anxious to learn about our country and pratice their English.  The Hard Rock Cafe has agreed to offer Two-for-One drink specials and discounted food for all in attendence.  We hope to see you there!

American Citizen Services

U.S. Embassy

Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Scheduled Protest

Message from the US Embassy in Buenos Aires:

U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 16, 2013
Dear U.S. Citizen:
A “Cacerolazo” protest focused on a range of domestic issues and generally directed against the Argentine government is expected to occur the evening of April 18, 2013. The main gathering points will be the intersection of Avenues Santa Fe and Callao, Plaza de Mayo, Corrientes y Pueyrredon and possibly also the area around the Obelisk; however, other protesters may gather in Belgrano, Palermo, Flores, Liniers, Nunez, Olivos, Caballito, Retiro, and Recoleta.  While the protests likely will be focused in Buenos Aires, similar demonstrations also may take place countrywide. While there currently is no information to suggest a counter-rally, pro-government groups potentially could stage counterdemonstrations. 
Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Argentina enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Argentina. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website. 
Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our freeSmart Traveler App, available through iTunes and Google play,to have travel information at your fingertips.
The U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires is located at Avenida Colombia 4300 in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires (near the Plaza Italia stop on the “D” line subway) and is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except U.S. and Argentine holidays. The main Embassy switchboard telephone is (54) (11) 5777-4533.  Recorded consular information, including instructions on whom to contact in case of a U.S. citizen emergency, is available at tel. (54) (11) 4514-1830.  The main Embassy fax is (54) (11) 5777-4240.  The Consular Section fax is (54) (11) 5777-4293.  The Consular Section is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on U.S. and Argentine holidays. Additional information on Embassy services is available by e-mail at

New Reciprocity Fee For US Visitors

This information was provided to BAIN from the US Embassy website. Please read on for new regulations requiring the reciprocity fee for entering Argentina from the USA:

Effective October 31, 2012 (Aeroparque) and December 28, 2012 (Ezeiza)
The National Immigration Agency (Dirección Nacional de Migraciones) has
added a new form of payment of the reciprocity rate (visitor visa – rate for
Americans of USD$160), through the Provincia Payment System. Until now, this
fee was paid upon arrival at the airport (either Aeroparque or Ezeiza). Effective
October 31, 2012 for arrivals to Aeroparque and effective December 28, 2012 for
arrivals to Ezeiza International airport, all U.S. tourist or business visitors must pay
the reciprocity rates (USD$160 for Americans) with their credit card through the
on-line system. After these dates, cash payments will NOT be accepted at the
How to pay the reciprocity fee on-line:

  1. Enter the web site or of Provincia Pagos and register to start the process.
  2. Complete the form with the corresponding personal and credit card information.
  3. Print the payment receipt.
  4. On arrival in Argentina, this printed receipt must be presented at Immigration Control. The receipt will be scanned by the Immigration officials, the information will be checked, and the traveler’s entry to the country registered.

Voting Day Party at the US Embassy

On Thursday, October 4, US citizens living in Argentina are invited to the US Embassy to cast their absentee ballot with Ambassador Vilma Martinez.

Come from 9am – 12:00pm with your US Passport in hand to either case your absentee ballot or request an absentee ballot (if you haven’t done so already by mail – to request an absentee ballot, email

Read more on the US Embassy website, and mark your calendars to come and rock the vote!

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