Passport has to be valid for at least another 6 months
and Swiss citizens do not need a visa. A 90 day entry is standard.
Proof of valid insurance is requested, if coming from Europe the Green Insurance card worked fine (regardless of the fact that mine isn't valid outside Europe)
Did not get checked, but I am sure that officially you
are required to have one.
The standard ownership papers are required for the various customs clearance. They will ask for the Carnet de Pasage, but it probably would work without it although it might be more time consuming. In particularly in the southern borders where they are used to the Carnet.
Own license plates are sufficient.
How it went
Immigration: The passport gets stamped with a 90 day stamp before boarding the ferry, after a immigration document is filled out. At land borders, same thing, 90 days and the usual immigration form.
Customs: Customs in Buenos Aires stops you before leaving the port, and will issue you a temporary import document, in addition to filling in your Carnet de Pasage. At the other land borders Customs will stamp the Carnet de Passage and may or may not require the temporary import document.
Point of Exit
26.02.08 - Monte Aymond, to Chile
06.03.08 - San Sebastian, to Chile (Tierra Del Fuego)
26.03.08 - Los Antiguos, to Chile Chico, Chile
28.06.08 - Buenos Aires, Buquebus ferry to Colonia, Uruguay
How it went
Immigration: An imigration form has to filled out and the passport is stamped out.
Customs:The Carnet gets stamped out without incident, and the temporary customs form is turned in (if you got one at the border crossing).
The land crossings into and out of Tierra del Fuego are overrun by buses, so the wait may turn out to be pretty long if you get there just after a bus or two. Otherwise they are very quick and efficient.
Extending a Visa:
Staying beyond the 90 day limit will impose a 50.00A$ fine upon leaving. This may sometimes be waved, but not generaly
There are ATM which accept the usual cards and systems (Visa, Maestro, Cirrus, etc.) pretty much everywhere.
Most towns sizeable towns have a tourist information booth, usually at the main bus station.
are the details of the border crossing into this particular country.
The information is correct as of the date on which the border was
crossed. But, due to the stability and vagaries of the regimes involved,
it is prudent that you get additional data directly from the embassy
involved, preferably in your own country. Also you should keep in
mind that the procedure can vary depending on exactly who is on duty.
So never assume anything is a particular way, and regardless of what
anyone says, the impossible is often possible if you are in the right
place at the right time. Good Luck.