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MendozaHomes replied to the thread tenant at propertie on the Argentina forum on October 20, 2014:
Aurora66 initially posted:
Hi, I was wondering if anybody can help me. I owe land in Argentina and it was given to a friend to look after. He later wanted to buy it but never paid for it. Somebody else moved in, it was arranged by our friend and we got told from our friend, the person will look after the place and pays the tax for it as exchange. How can we get the person from the land, because the person using the land now, is claiming it is now his property, because we did not show up for such a long time. I would be very thankful for any helpful comments. Thanks Aurora
MendozaHomes replied on October 20, 2014 with:
Do you have a contract with this person? COMODATO OR LOCATION ?
MendozaHomes replied on October 20, 2014 with:
Hi I am a Real Estate Agent. He need to be lin the property for 20 years and prove it. Open in justice and must meet some requirements that are not easy to prove, for example pay for this time tax, a lot of people confirm he lived for this time. Please send us more information about time, if the property is better when you go to Australia, etc. Good luck
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SaintJohn replied to the thread certify documents on the Argentina forum on October 20, 2014:
Aurora66 initially posted:
Hi Are documents certified by a Australien justice of peace or the Australian Police recognised in Argentina ? Thanks Jutta
SaintJohn replied on October 20, 2014 with:
TomP: "I am afraid all else in mere heresay." Tom is right, if we bring Argentine administration into the formula. All experience is hearsay because every single Argentine bureaucrat has his or her own interpretation of the rules. You bring your papers to an 'official office' and are told that this-or-that is wrong/missing/whatever, usually some insignificant detail. You go home, check all your documents, find no fault and bring the same papers to the same office the next day. Another bureaucrat may then stamp all your papers within 42 seconds and immediately issue the certificate or whatever you needed - or find some imaginary fault and send you home to repeat the procedure :) Experiences like Nelieta's are important because they show you the ropes and bring you as close to the target as possible, bar the individual Argentine bureaucrat's personal interpretation. In Nelieta's article I especially love this: "... the website of the Colegio de Traductores ... is not available in English". The translaters' - **translaters** - page is not available in English, which is understod by some 5.000.000.000 people all over the world - thats Latin America in a nut shell.
SaintJohn replied on October 20, 2014 with:
Hola Aurora, this is what the Argentine 'burocracia' has in store for you :) - you'll need years of experience with Argentine, Spanish, Brazilian, etc. authorities to get a result similiar to the girl's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPFChTmlzCg
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multmin replied to the thread Moving to Mendoza on the Argentina forum:
CactusEd initially posted:
Greetings, My wife and I are planning on moving to the Mendoza area in October, and would love to hear any helpful thoughts/information on best areas to live; typical cost of living (1-bed apt) and insight on renting, health care, Spanish classes, etc. We live pretty simply in the US., no cell phones or T.V., and would like to do so in Mendoza, though will need internet access to work. Thank you for taking the time to read and respond! Have a fantastic day!
multmin replied on October 08, 2014 with:
Tom, Thanks for your reply. A great help! Have contacted him, and expect to hear back from him shortly. For more private infromation exchange: multmin at runbox dot com. Multmin
TomP replied on October 08, 2014 with:
My wife and I, in our mid-60s, with our own Dallas-based business we plan to run from Mendoza, are flying in from Bariloche in the next 2 or 3 days, for an initial reconnaisance look at Mendoza, looking for a place to rent, and the many things we'll need to get set up in our life there. Having lived in Mexico for 25 years, with a measure of proficiency in (Mexican) Spanish, we don't expect too much difficulty in adapting go life there. Are you still in Mendoza? Is your house still available to rent? Or will it be available in coming months? If you are still in Mendoza, would it be be possible to meet with you? If not, with some of your expat or Argentinean friends? Thank you. Multmin It looks like you are on your way, I wish you the best of luck. My wife and I lived in Mendoza for five years and return there every year In March/April en-route to San Rafafel where we have our vineyards. I have listed below some one I have an very comfortable with and he knows the ins and outs of a gringo trying to rent someone. Below is his information. Tell him Tom says “Hello” Leandro Suarez mendozahomes@gmail.com Agente Inmobiliario Mat. 846 Tel: 261-4200303 - Cel 261-5863923 - US: +1(315)6364963
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cjamesgo replied to the thread Banking Concerns on the Argentina forum:
HunterBourne initially posted:
Greetings All, I am new and literally just moved to Buenos Aires from USA (California) 2 days ago. As you can imagine, I've already dealt with adjusting to the new areas, learning the buses and Metro, buying electric plug adapters for USA plugs, and also walking to Central to get the "Blue" exchange rates of 14.5 versus the 8.5? Is the 8.5, the Gringo rate? I've gotten some good feedback, but my still real issue now is trying to figure out the uncertain banking situation in Argentina. Many people on other Expat sites said I should NOT open an Argentina bank, but maybe open one in safer Montevideo? All of my money is back in the USA and I have to figure out where to move it as I cant keep paying ATM fees and need to get an apartment, plus most banks here seem really skittish over giving anything more than 1,000 pesos through ATM. I know that there is that rule about only moving $10,000 at a time, but cant you move it all over to an International Trust (like Belize or Singapore) and not have that problem. I'd still need a local bank to pull funds from or does everyone else here just "Stuff it in their Mattresses" Thanks in advance for all advice, Hunter
cjamesgo replied most recently with:
great information thanks..----if i understand --i can fly into mvd and buy arg pesos at legal black market rates .. then head over to b.a.. arg with pesos... thanks james
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jimbob66 posted Tucuman, ex-pat community on the Argentina forum:
I'm about halfway through my 1 month stay in San Miguel de Tucuman and was wondering if there was any sort of ex-pat community near here? There seem to be very few foreigners around and virtually no English speaking people. I'm here visiting my girlfriend, an English teacher, and whilst many of her friends speak English, I'm finding Spanish hard to grasp and wanted some contact with "home".
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TomP replied to the thread Apartment to rent in Tucuman on the Argentina forum:
jimbob66 initially posted:
I would like to rent a furnished apartment in San Miguel de Tucuman for 2 or 3 months, April to June 2015. Does anyone know of anywhere and the likely costs? My girlfriend lives in Tucuman but it is not possible to stay with her yet ( family issues) so I will rent.I have been once to Tucuman for 2 weeks last month and will return for a month at the end of September.I will/have been, staying in hotels. I am retired, from England, she works as an English teacher.
TomP replied most recently with:
Torild, I receive many requests for more information about San Rafael and for "affordable" accommodations. What may be affordable to one is not for another. What monthly price range are you looking for and that will tell me what to suggest. Regarding information about San Rafael, just Google it and you will be able to learn a lot more than my pontificating. Once you know the basics I will be happy to suggest more specific questions. Sincerely, Tom Phelan
jimbob66 replied most recently with:
Thanks once more for the advice. Unfortunately she has no Italian connections so it will be at the mercy of the UK bureaucrats. I was looking at asserting a treaty right under EU law ( my right as an EU citizen to have a family member come to the UK to live with me) and that seemed to be above UK law. I've tried a few lawyers to get an outline but they are interested only in fees. I know each case is individual, but there are surely guiding principles. I should point out that the definition of a family member in EU law extends to partners. On the question of trips.....on my next visit we are going to Salta, 4 hours on a nice coach, and a decent hotel I think! Last time it was a 2 hour journey to Taffi del Valle, a nice , peaceful place but the poverty en route was a real eye-opener.
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TomP replied to the thread Spanish lessons on the Argentina forum:
jimbob66 initially posted:
I will arrive in Tucuman on Monday 22nd September and will be staying for 4 weeks. I had, amongst other things, arranged for Spanish lessons twice each week, 1 to 2 hours at a time. It now transpires that the tutor has decided that she is not available. I know it is short notice but if anyone can help, please get in touch. I should add that I have some rudimentary knowledge of Spanish in terms of reading and writing but I am almost completely tongue-tied!!!
TomP replied most recently with:
Finding the "right" teacher for Spanish is difficult if you want to know more than "Where is the Post Office?" and pay US$20 an hour. My wife and I have lived in Mendoza and San Rafael for 5 year. She speaks fluent Spanish, me ... uh, very little. What I did is carry a good English/Spanish paperback around and leaned some of the basics, e.g. "I want" or "I need" or "I have".
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in San Rafael, Argentina
Living-in-San-Rafael
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
There's a small but very friendly group of about 40 expats - so there's always someone to take you for a game of squash at the squash club or tennis at the tennis club. Weekends are usually spent having an asado with friends in either Valle Grande or Los Reyunos where you can also go rafting, hiking, camping, paragliding or just swim in the lakes and rivers. Then there's always Scottish dancing at Mike Stewarts! There are plenty of gyms and martial arts establishments to join, it's a very outdoors, fit lifestyle. (Continue)
hiechuck replied most recently with:
This guy has the right idea. San Rafael is great but you only get back what you put out. Hopefully Kevdon is gone by now. We have many expat as well as Argentine friends
hiechuck replied recently with:
I have lived in San Rafael 8 years and find the expat community fantastic! At my home we meet every Sunday for Bocce ball and a pot luck dinner.anywhere from 13 to 34 people come and we have a good time. I see most of them throughout the week for social events. We have had a couple of gossip mongers throughout the years and we quickly un-invite them. The climate is wonderful, the local people are very nice and helpful. You can get along without much Spanish, many people speak some English and are very willing to help you.
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Nelmi replied to the thread criminal record on the Argentina forum:
oldfox initially posted:
hi, any advice will be apreciated, im english but have lived in spain mallorca almost 30y, i have permenant resedencia, 25 sept going to argentina, my fiance is argentin national, although we lived together here few years, so on arival i will get my visiters visa stamp, its our intention to get married there, i have all of my pappers , b/c apostilla, my devorce apostilla here as it was a spaniish wedding, but my spanish criminal record shows a 10 year old record, they will not give me a 5 year old one, so how strict are they if i aply for resident permit being a spouse of a national, or will they deport me, im 70y old and my wife to be 64y, ?
Nelmi replied most recently with:
Hi, Once you are in Argentina you will also need to get a criminal record check done here. All your apostilled papers need to be legalized and translated here in Argentina. That includes your police clearance certificate from Spain. To answer your question. I am not sure how strict they are. Given your age they might be more lenient but it also depends agreat deal what is written in your criminal record. The best will be to visit immigration once you have all your documents ready and speak to them. That is the best advice I could give you. Kind regards Nelieta
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