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    Potentially Moving to Argentina

    I am an American who works half the year in NY and I live in Durego, Mendoza, 10 blocks from the city center Mendoza with my Argentine wife the other half. Getting money in is tricky, My wife and I brought the maximum allowed in cash on our return trips to Arg. when we were house hunting and...
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    Buy a house in BA?

    I live in Mendoza and one can buy humble but custom made and well built furniture for reasonable prices. Our dinning room table could not fit through any of the doors in our new house and we had to have one made. They put a sleeve down the middle of the table so we could widen it out once in the...
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    HHhhmmm, oh yeah, Covid. I wouldn't give up on the internet searching, things are changing in the US rapidly, it has a very different feel here than even 2 weeks ago.
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    Buy a house in BA?

    I think Doctors, Engineers, etc... were upper middle class occupations before the latest round of inflation, my wife is an Academic and her Salary at 18 Pesos a dollar of 3 years ago was a very livable salary and now at 100 pesos a dollar, it just ekes by.
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    Citizenship

    You will need an, "Identity History Summary Check" letter from the FBI. It tells Argentina your criminal history in the USA. https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks I needed one for my permament residency 4 years ago and will need another one(within 6 months of...
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    Most every big US City will have a 24 hour passport service, it might take 3 days but it will be fast, there are many in NYC, here is a link to one that has good reviews. Chat them up now. https://rushpassport.com/ Good Luck
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    Learning Spanish In Buenos Aires.

    I am taking Spanish in the Argentine University System, "Spanish para Extranjeros", http://ffyl.uncuyo.edu.ar/espanol-lengua-extranjera I am very happy with it - 1.5 hours, 2 days a week on line with a lot of homework in between. I took the intro level last semester and now am on level 1, I...
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    Problem Travellers Going to Europe With Sputnik Vaccination

    I think it is unlikely that the person at the drug store who gave me the shot would have given me the shot if I had mentioned the Sinopharm, why are you so curious about what they would have done. The folks at the drug store are not Moderna representatives, not Moderna Scientists nor the CDC or...
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    Problem Travellers Going to Europe With Sputnik Vaccination

    No I did not inform the Moderna folks about the Sinopharm shot, I did my research and had made my decision before before I went to get my shot.
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    Problem Travellers Going to Europe With Sputnik Vaccination

    I had my first Sinopharm shot in Mendoza on April 10th and flew to NY on April 20th and on April 27th I got my first shot of Moderna and I will have my second dose of Moderna on May 27th. I got tested before I left Argentina on the 19th of April and again on April 26th before my first Moderna...
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    Vacation in Mendoza

    By dying? There are millions of Argentines w/o enough to eat who can't hit the streets to try to cobble something together, surely you can binge watch netflix for another few months.
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    Reduced flight schedules and current entry / exit requirements

    I am very worried that my flight from Mendoza to JFK will be canceled by my April 23rd departure date, I know its impossible to know anything for certain but does anyone have an opinion or news that will calm or inflame my fears?
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    Western Union money transfer

    I have mentioned that I transfer money from my Chase bank in the USA to my Banco Credicoop account in Mendoza and am able to get Dollars from Banco Credicoop for a nominal fee, I forget exactly but I think the last one was $2,000 dollars and the fee was under 10,000 pesos. I exchanged the...
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    Visa and Citizenship clarifications

    Does the USA have a problem with duel citizenship
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    Would you like to spend the rest of your life in Argentina?

    Hello Wryter, learning Spanish is really hard but I have had a breakthrough taking a University Course online, it really broke the ice/cleared the fog etc. I am in Mendoza but as everything is online it does not matter. The next semester starts the end of February. Very thoughtful approach to...
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    Looks like we're not getting another stimulus payment

    WTF are you talking about, the House of Representatives passed their She got is passed in the House of Representatives where she works, she is not a Senator or President so can not pass anything there.
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    Western Union money transfer

    Do you get Pesos at the Dolar Blue rate?
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    Western Union money transfer

    Transferred $1,000 bank to bank last week and got it the next day, then had a song and dance to put it in my dollar account and another song and dance with Banco Credicoop but was able to withdraw in Dollars for 4% and then Blue Market for 138 pesos. Can WU do better than that?
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    Western Union money transfer

    I never investigated WU, generally I return to the states a few times a year and come back with cash but not 2020. Is it really possible to get equal value for $1,000 ($40 for the total transfer felt good to me) from WU? Do you get it in cash or dollar blue peso rate? I will dig into the WU...
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    Western Union money transfer

    can you receive dollars or do you have to get pesos? thanks
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