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    Western Union money transfer

    Sell your pesos to someone who wants to sell dollars. You will pay anywhere between 76 and 81 per dolar....depending on the person, cueva, etc.
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    Hundred dollar bills - small-face

    yes some take them some don't or give you less for them. how on earth did you even get those old banknotes anyway haha? My bank in the US would never give me those old ones. I am pretty sure the US Treasury has instructed banks to surrender all old series notes to them and those are eventually...
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    Best Coffee Roaster in Buenos Aires - Padre

    There's nothing wrong with Cuervo. It's hip young and cheaper...better atmosphere and great outdoor space. I go there literally every day -- except Mondays since they are closed :)
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    Western Union money transfer

    Update3: Okay everyone. Final update. Despite receiving the notification within 24hs of initiating the transfer -- I actually received 2 notifications 2-3 days apart -- I only received the money today at exactly 6pm. So based on my 2 data points and others' experience I can now confirm that any...
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    Visa/Residency advice - Student Visa, citizenship, forming a S.A.

    I was planning to go to Tribunales and apply for citizenship last week -- I have all the documents, legalized birth certificate, DNI, etc -- BUT dnu 70/2017 is still the law of the land despite it being challenged. And the DNU clearly specifies that one needs 2 years of temporary or permanent...
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    Western Union money transfer

    Change nationality to Argentina — you probably have it as US. If still doesnt work delete recipient and re-enter details again making sure you set natiinalty to Argentina. This will do the trick.
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    Western Union money transfer

    Update2: I initiated a second transfer yesterday and I received a message today that the money has been passed onto the bank already for crediting — with the usual register to make sure they are no delays in the future link which suggests this is an automated message since I had register...
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    Visa/Residency advice - Student Visa, citizenship, forming a S.A.

    Hi Maxwell. I do not believe that Migraciones would deny your potential student visa because of the visa runs. THEY let you in, and you have stamps in your passport showing that they authorized you to stay for this period. Now I presume you have never overstayed? In Argentina overstaying is an...
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    Western Union money transfer

    Unless you are planning to transfer a massive lump of cash I don’t see why wait. The price will fluctuate based on the dólar liqui and MEP but I don’t see the price changing much in a week maybe 1-2 pesos up/down. I don’t see why you worry about WU being shut. Argentina cannot forbid operations...
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    Western Union money transfer

    WU USA allows up to 50k USD to be transferred at a time. From Europe the max transaction is usually about 3,000 Euros. Still, I am not aware of any rules the limit how much one can receive via a direct bank deposit or pagofacil but I would personally not try to send more than 300,000 pesos at a...
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    Western Union money transfer

    Update: Received the cash today directly into my Argentine bank account. It took EXACTLY 7 days from initiating the transfer to the money hitting the account. Yesterday, I received an email from WU/Pagofacil that the money has been passed onto the bank and it will be credited "shortly" -- well...
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    Western Union money transfer

    The only options to pay low or zero fees that I know of, if you have no Argentine bank account, are: 1. Have someone -- friend, relative -- "pay cash in-store" in the US. 2. Use another non-US based debit card, if you have an account in the EU/UK/AU?NZ/etc. Fees originating in Europe, Australia...
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    Western Union money transfer

    Yes, the same way you pay VAT when you buy something from a store or at the supermarket. You are paying taxes all the time, you just don't know it. ;0
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    Western Union money transfer

    With the PAIS tax (30%) you can buy USD but it will cost you 82 pesos per USD. So there is some space for arbitrage but it's effectively 1 peso per USD in profit. It's not worth the time and trouble to make 10 dollars in profit/ 1000 USD transferred.
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    Western Union money transfer

    Yes, it’s following the dollar "Contado con Liqui" [http://www.dolarhoy.com] with one day delay and a small margin probably due to averaging a three day period (similar to how Visa determines their rates). The liqui was at 84.7 yesterday but went down slightly today. So tomorrow’s rate would...
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    Argentina's New Tax On Residents Global Wealth

    they won't. they re not after you. they are after wealthy argentines who live or have their assets in Miami, Punta del Este etc.
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    Argentina's New Tax On Residents Global Wealth

    This law cannot and will not be enforced. You have a very narrow read of the law. Any law is ambiguous by virtue of the legislative process — that’s why eventually the executive or any enforcement agency will come up with an interpretation of the law to — hopefully — clear up any ambiguity. If...
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    Western Union money transfer

    Hi Steve, so presumably the money came as a local domestic transfer from WU local branch? If you don't mind me asking, what was the "sender's" aka WU's information-- that shows up on your Santander statement or home banking? Was just wondering is it's recoded as a "transfer", "deposit" or a"...
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    Western Union money transfer

    I am wondering the same thing. No income here in BA, and no economic activity. Although technically, every operation, even a cash pick-up is recorded with your passport number or DNI/CUIT, so presumably it leaves a paper trail for AFIP/AGIP regardless. I have done several XOOM and Azimo cash...
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    Western Union money transfer

    If I transfer from my US bank account to my AR bank account are there "retenciones" and is BBVA gonna ask me for some sort of proof of funds? I m basically transferring from own US account to own AR account, this is presuming I have no glitches like artisans did. I just don't want to have to...
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