How big is the problem with corruption in Argentina. Living as an expat down there, do you have to pay money under the table when dealing with officials (visa extensions, work permits etc.) Or are officials ashamed of extracting bribes from foreigners, while they happily bleed their own nationals without battering an eyelid. I remember some years ago when hitchhiking in Indonesia, we were always waved through police checkpoints when the cops noticed me sitting next to the driver. Unless you're breaking the law, in Indonesia, they're ashamed of taking money from or in front of a foreigner. A westerner in any case. I can't imagine us having to pay a bribe as we don't plan to break the law. The only thing I can thing of, is if we get pulled over while renting a car which we intend to do in Salta, Mendoza and Bariloche.