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botanical

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Has anyone used this group and can comment on their services? We are considering moving to BsAs in a couple of years when I retire, so I am eligible for a retired person visa. Argentina Residency guarantee to do all the work in getting us visas before we come, and DIN/bank account on arrival. The cost is however quite high, so I would love to hear other peoples experiences with them.
 

steveinbsas

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botanical said:
Has anyone used this group and can comment on their services? We are considering moving to BsAs in a couple of years when I retire, so I am eligible for a retired person visa. Argentina Residency guarantee to do all the work in getting us visas before we come, and DIN/bank account on arrival. The cost is however quite high, so I would love to hear other peoples experiences with them.
Enter my username in the search engine of the forum and find my posts on the subject.

You can do it all yourself for a much lower cost (only paying for the Apostille and translation of your documents and $600 pesos per person per year for the visas).

If you can't do it yourself, I daresay you won't be very happy here.
 

mini

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Although I'm generally not against getting someone to do the work for me, if I were retired & were sure I was eligible for the visa, I'd do it myself, like Steve says.
 

steveinbsas

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mini said:
Although I'm generally not against getting someone to do the work for me, if I were retired & were sure I was eligible for the visa, I'd do it myself, like Steve says.
If you are rolling in the dough and hate to wait, you probably won't mind paying.

It's up to you.
 

steveinbsas

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Lee said:
Some things are best left to professionals. I would personally rather pay to have it done.
Especially if you are a SWM over 50 (or any age for that matter) and want to find yourself in the arms of a drop dead gorgeous 21-22 y.o. Argentine (or Paraguayan) woman.

At least for an hour.

And it beats the hell out of being f--ked by an immigration lawyer.
 

Attorney in BA

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steveinbsas said:
Enter my username in the search engine of the forum and find my posts on the subject.
Steve has a personal issue with lawyers, as you can see here: http://baexpats.org/expat-life/7548-argentine-residency-citizenship-2.html#post47812. But that has also been discussed in this forum: http://baexpats.org/expat-life/7548-argentine-residency-citizenship-2.html#post47813. We are not all the same.

botanical said:
The cost is however quite high, so I would love to hear other peoples experiences with them.
I have heard no comments about their work. I checked their website and one of the things they claim is untrue: "Foreigners doing business and signing contracts in Argentina without a DNI(national identity document) do not have the same rights as Argentine citizens. However, foreigners who do have a DNI are entitled to the same rights (except voting) and legal protections as Argentine citizens."(http://argentinaresidency.com/) This is not true.

Well, other than that, as I said, I don't know them so I can't comment.

You also say that their cost is "quite high". The usual cost for these services has been discussed here: http://baexpats.org/newcomers-forum/7577-residence-attorneys-dni-oh-my.html#post47975

Steve and Mini suggested that you can do this without a lawyer. This is correct; there is no legal requirement to have a lawyer or any kind of intermediary in this process. You may see the requirements for this visa in http://visasargentina.com.ar/migraciones.html. You may apply for the visa either at an Argentine consulate abroad (especially convenient if you live near one, but you will need someone to file some papers for you in BA) or you may apply once you are in Argentina (all by yourself, if so you wish).
 

botanical

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Hey, thanks for all the input. I of course realize I don't need a lawyer, and I am very much a do-it-myself person. My reasoning is that if I need to be in BsAs and also at home (Canada) to file documents at various stages of the process, then the cost of either going down, or coming back if we start off on tourist visas, plus translation costs and so on will be pretty close to hiring this (or another) lawyer to do it, plus getting it right the first time. As for money I can guarantee we are a lot poorer than many of you, but I will spend if there is going to be a real benefit to me.

It looks like this could be a pretty new business if no-one has actually used them?
 

steveinbsas

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Attorney in BA said:
Steve has a personal issue with lawyers, as you can see here: http://baexpats.org/expat-life/7548-argentine-residency-citizenship-2.html#post47812. But that has also been discussed in this forum: http://baexpats.org/expat-life/7548-argentine-residency-citizenship-2.html#post47813. We are not all the same.
That's really kinda funny. You didn't have to refer to other threads. Just look at what I said in the post prior to your response to mine.

In truth, I personally only had an issue with one lawyer. But I still think that it's incredibly stupid to pay hundreds of dollars for something that really only costs $600 pesos (referring to the visa rentista). Yes the docs and translation cost extra, but you don't need an attorney to get them.

If you can't deal with the folks at immigration just because you can't speak Spanish, take someone with you who can. You don't need a lawyer! If you are going to live here and not get screwed every time you turn around, you better learn the local lingo, pronto!

This is an expat website and all of my posts on the subject are meant to help other expats...without any charge...ever.

None of the immigration lawyers are expats, are they?

The "immigration lawers" may indeed provide a valuable service to those who are willing to pay, and I am not saying it's a scam.

It just isn't necessary.
 
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