Hi all, I'm planning a relocation from NJ, USA to Cordoba, Argentina early this year.. I need to ship my 2007 Jeep Rubicon (heavily outfitted) to Buenos Aires and and looking for any advice on shipping.
I am getting married to an Argentine in 2015 and was I was advised that because this is an election year it probably wouldn't take too long to get my DNI (but that's besides the point, I'm moving anyway).
I also need to bring with me a number of personal items; small electronics, clothes, but most importantly my welder, power tools, and lots of steel hand tools. I am aware of the power and frequency conversions.
Does anyone have any tips, recommendations, preferred shippers, etc? I can not chance a shady company doing this, leaving me scrambling for bribe money or stolen items.
Thanks all! -JPL
I agree with TomP. (And strangely enough, with Eposternak too!) Whilst you are a foreigner you are -well- a foreigner unless you already have permanent residency of course.
After you marry, you have the right to apply for permanent residency and/or citizenship. As I understand it, as a new permanent resident you have a six-month window of opportunity to bring in your personal posessions, cars etc. Your wife, as she then will be can take the lead in this but you will need to hire a middle man - I think he is called a despachante de aduanas - to handle it for you. You won't be paying the bribes - he will - and he'll bill you for them. Items will still get stolen.
Most people in my experience don't think it is worth the bother, the expense and the heartache. Ask yourself honestly: wouldn't your Jeep look far better sitting proudly on your best friend's driveway back in the USA than rusted from months of salt water and neglect in a shipping container? (Oh, and all the nice accessories, gone?)
Foreigners are not allow to import cars exempted ot taxes, you haye, Import, Internos, Luxury plus 21% Iva.
Either you are argentinian, do not try.
Can anyone recommend a good Bank in Uruguay that works or has Branches with a US Bank? I plan on transferring my money (monthly) to a bank in Uruguay and then bringing the US dollars back into Argentina to exchange on their official black market. Any advise or better suggestions?
Thank you for sharing!
Moneygram and Western Union are available in Argentina as well, however they will most likely give you the bank rate on any US dollars sent and pay you in Pesos.
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The only problem is that once the money arrives in Argentina...you cannot retrieve the money in US dollars as the banks and financial institutions aren't allowed to hand out US dollars. That is what this whole debate is about and how to get US dollars into Argentina in order to exchange on the black market. If only it were that simple!
Very magical and remote estancia of 100,000 acres in the Andes is seeking a couple (better) or an individual to live here most of the year on a work exchange basis.
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on the Argentina forum on January 20, 2015:
Hello, My name is mark hood, I'm 24 and from Enniskillen in County Fermanagh. I have recently completed six years at University in Newcastle, England completing my Masters in Architecture. I followed that with two months traveling around South America, including 10 days in Buenos Aires and Mendoza. I am now working at home for 5 to 6 months to save up money to return to Buenos Aires to work in Architecture and play rugby for a local team. I am looking for advice and some direction. I would love to get a contact in Buenos Aires who could help me, or simply just some tips.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I think that moving to BA might not be a good idea. For a city as large as BA there doesn't seem to be very much new construction or renovations. The city has an amazing number of architects. Of course, you speak, read and write Spanish perfectly???
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Hello! I'm Brittany, and I will be traveling abroad for school at the end of this month. I will have some pesos with me, but I do not want to have to go to the atm all of the time and pay those espensive fees. Does anyone know of a trustworthy cambio in Buenos Aires? I will be staying close to Palermo.
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Panama is right. Many times I have taken many $100s to Argentina and the Cambios don't even want any writings, notations, phone numbers etc. of the bills.
Make sure your American bills are in good condition. Bills that have pieces out of them or ripped will not be accepted in many parts of South America. We found that out yesterday in Peru. I found that cambios or cuevas do not like change but have accepted small bills however they prefer the new blue 100 s
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Check out panamajames in South America on the Panama Forum. For some reason, the old dude is posting all of his extended Argentina trip details on the Panama Forum. He started his trip in Uruguay but has been in Argentina for quite a while now. All kinds of good information about Argentina over there, while this forum is dead.
Thanks tremayne. Got my kids, relatives, and friends all looking at life in Argentina right now. Soon we will be off to Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, before getting back to Panama around April or perhaps just before. We want to hit all the expat spots in South America, to see if Panama has been the best choice. Stay tuned........Any requests to see something along the way, pictures of something, a certain hotel, whatever, just let me know. We´re just having some fun travelling around. Cheers........
Anyone have any suggestions how to convert Argentine pesos in Argentina into US$ Dollars and bring them back from Argentina to the USA?
I am watching the Black Market and the Blue Dollar in Argentina and here is what I am seeing.
Dec 12 $12.65, Dec 13 $12.85, Dec 17 $13.10, Dec 18 $13.15.
It appears to be on a steady rise. If anyone is seeing anything different in the market, please let me know. Thanks...........
I am new to Argentina, loving it so far, and will read this information and article, just so I know what to expect. I appreciate you taking the time to send it.........
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My husband and I are moving in December to Mendoza and are interested in housing in Quinta Section....anyone knows of anything available? Thanks in Advance(TIA)
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I might agree but a throw away car that is dependable enough for road trips will probably cost you US$10,000 or more. True, when you get ready to leave you can sell it but that could take time and the worst thing you don't want to happen is you're flying out and your car is with someone else who will supposedly sell it for you and send you the money. I have witnessed numerous times the departing party almost giving the car away to get rid of it before departure.
Buy a through away car it may be cheaper in the long run, you have the car for your trip and sell it when you leave.