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South America: ID or passport?

Do you know what to take for your trip to South America: ID card or passport? Here in this post I will clear your doubts!

South America: ID or passport?

South America: ID or passport?

If you think you need to get a passport to go to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and throughout Latin America, you are wrong!

Is it possible to travel with RG through the countries of South America 😉 With the exception of Guyana, other countries allow people to move across borders with only their national identity card.

passport or ID

That's right. You can travel to Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela only with an original RG (not valid for a driver's license!

But pay attention to one detail: the expiration date of your RG!!

To travel with ID, it needs to have a recent photo, it cannot be more than 10 years old. Check where it says: shipping date, as shown in the photo.

validity of RG

But, will the immigration people bar you by the date of the ID or by the photo? To avoid problems, make your passport and travel with it.

There will be no problems, a passport is a passport (within its validity, of course).

Furthermore, the more stamps you have, the easier it is to get a visa for other countries like the United States. 

Tip: In the city, if you don't want to go out with your passport in your purse/backpack, use your ID and leave it in the hotel safe 😉

We always prefer to travel with a passport.

So it's up to you! Take advantage of the tips and make your trip with peace of mind!

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