Moving to Argentina

Here at Arrowpak International we’ve been moving families, businesses and individuals, to and from Argentina since 1979 so you can be sure you’re in good hands.

Wherever you’re moving to in Argentina our specialist team will take care of everything to make sure your move goes smoothly and your household goods arrive at your new home safe and sound.

We realise that moving to another country can be daunting, so we will always be on hand to give you the help and advice you need at every stage of the journey, from expertly packing your fragile goods to arranging transport for cars, motorbikes and even the family pet. 

Whether you’re moving to a major city or a tranquil retreat in the countryside, our experts have the local knowledge, contacts and skills to make sure your move goes smoothly and there are no delays or bureaucratic hiccups along the way.

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Argentina is the second largest country in South America with a diverse landscape and climate, ranging from lush tropical rain forests to pampas and the Andes mountains.

The capital Buenos Aires is sometimes called the Paris of South America, with its rich cultural life and eclectic architecture reminiscent of the great Spanish cities of Madrid and Barcelona.

Argentina is becoming a popular destination for retirees looking for a relaxed lifestyle in a pleasant environment with a relatively low cost of living, the country being one of the cheapest places to live in South America.

Expats wishing to work in Argentina may find jobs difficult to find following the recent recession.  Those who speak fluent Spanish will have the best prospects of employment, provided they are prepared to work for a much lower salary than in the UK.  

Household effects

If you have a valid permanent visa or work visa, you can import your personal effects duty free into Argentina. To import your personal effects, you will need a visa or passport, the appropriate customs clearance forms and an inventory written in Spanish. The team at Arrowpak International will provide you with the correct documentation, which you will need to complete before departure.


Dogs and cats over three months old must have a Rabies Certificate and have been vaccinated against the disease at least 30 days before they arrive in Argentina.  An animal Health Certificate issued by an accredited vet must be obtained within 10 days of the departure. The certificate must be in Spanish. 


Electrical current in Argentina is 220 volts, 50Hz. Most modern houses and offices use a three-pin flat type plug, however most older buildings use the two-pin round plug.

Motor vehicles

If you have a permanent visa you may import one used car and one motorcycle into Argentina with a maximum of two vehicles per family. You must own and have used the vehicle for at least three months. Vehicles with a value of up to 15,000 US dollars are exempt from duty with those over that value taxed at between 80 and 100%.

Driving licences

If you hold a full UK driving licence you may apply to have it exchanged for an Argentinean equivalent.  A fee is payable, but you will not be required to take a test.

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