Living in Argentina guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Argentina with the expat guide

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General information
  • San Miguel, capital city of the province of Tucuman, is an agricultural area. Its economy is essentially based on sugar cane, rice and tobacco cultivation.

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  • Argentina is a South American country stretching over a total surface area of 2,780,400 km2. Its capital is Buenos Aires. Its official language is Spanish, but many native and foreign languages as well as English and Portuguese are spoken.

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  • We are facing an era of uncertainty, anonymity and loss of identity. How can expatriates introduce a difference and leave marks in a world of pure transition?

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Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • If you want to get married in Argentina, you must apply for a certificate of legal capacity to marry from your Embassy or Consulate in the country.

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  • You are advised to learn about formalities to be filled prior to your expatriation project in Argentina. Citizens of many countries are exempt from visa for stays of less than three months.

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Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • To be able to work in Argentina, you will need a work visa. The request has to be made at the Argentina Embassy of Consulate in your home country. You can choose among different types of professional visas according to your activities.

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Labour market, how to find a job
  • Concordia, located in the province of Entre Rio, is a developing Argentine city. Its economy depends mainly on agriculture, livestock and industry.

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  • Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital city, has a dynamic economy essentially based on the tertiary sector with services, finance, tourism, communications.

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  • Mendoza's economy is based on several sectors: agriculture, mining, tourism, offering various job opportunities for expatriates.

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  • In Cordoba, Argentina, several sectors, including tourism, the automotive industry,information and communication technology are recruiting.

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  • Rosario, located in the Santa Fe province, Argentina, has a dynamic economy. Its labor market is rather open to expatriates.

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How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • To find accommodation in Rosario, in the province of Santa Fe, you can choose from housing options: hotels, apartment, houses.

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  • Different types of accommodations are available in Mendoza in Argentina. You can rent an apartment, a house or a villa.

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  • The demand for housing in Buenos Aires is much higher than the supply. You can find apartments, villas, studios and houses.

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  • Accommodation in Argentina: How to find accommodation in Argentina? What about the rental agreements? Where to find real-estate classifieds?

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Student visa, University registration
  • To study in Argentina, you have to apply for a visa and a residence permit. The request has to be made at the Argentina Embassy or Consulate in your home country. The country has many prestigious universities from which you can choose.

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  • Learning Spanish in Buenos Aires is great and there are plenty of options. Universities, schools, privat teachers, tandems...This little guide may help you finding the right place for you!

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Argentina has quite developed public and private health systems. However, the private health system is noted to be superior. You are advised to subscribe to a health insurance before moving.

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Open and manage a bank account
  • If you want to open a bank account in Argentina, visit any branch of your prefered bank with your identification documents, as well as proof of address. You can open a bank account both in dollars and in pesos.

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Tax system, income tax
  • If you are a resident of Argentina, you will have to pay different types of taxes. Income tax is deducted at source on the net income. The maximum deduction rate is 35 %. Corporate tax on profits and property and value-added tax (VAT) also exist in the country.

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Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • If you want to travel through Argentina, you can choose among different modes of transport: plane, bus, train or taxi. Rates are rather affordable.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • If you intend to drive in Argentina, you have to apply for an international driver's licence. You will have to produce your identity card, your national driver's licence as well as two passport-sized photos.

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moving, formalities and useful tips
  • If you are moving to Argentina, you are advised to hire an international remover. The latter will handle all paperwork on your behalf.

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Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • There are a few telephone service providers in Argentina. This is due to the growth of the mobile telephony market in the country.

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  • There are many Internet service providers offering a wide variety of packages in Argentine. To date, more than 20 million people are connected to the Internet. And the number of users keeps on growing each year.

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Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Argentina offers many tourist attractions: beautiful landscapes, a rich flora, marine and terrestrial fauna, endemic birds.

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  • La Plata, capital city of the Buenos Aires province, is a historical place, well-known for its historical and cultural architectures.

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  • Several sports are practiced in Argentina: football, volleyball, rugby, basketball, polo. You can attend matches which are regularly held in stadiums.

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  • Some products such as alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and cigars, as well as food in small quantities can be imported to Argentina free of duty.

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  • Argentina's pre-primary education system is divided into two levels: the "jardín maternal" and "jardín de infantes".

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  • Your pet must have a rabies vaccination certificate, a health card and a zoo-sanitary certificate to be authorized to travel with you to Argentina.

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