is she a resident like with a pension visa/rentista? If so, the documents she used to get that visa should suffice... how did she buy the condo originally? Wired the money from US? The reason banks ask about income is because of now strict money laundering procedures.... HSBC Argentina was close to having to shut down when a major international audit was done a few years back. Now compliance is a HOT HOT subject. Also- Most, if not all, Argentine banks will charge you a pretty hefty fee to wire money outside of the country.Hi I need help. My mom just sold her condo and even though she's been living there for 12 years she never opened a bank account over there and she has kept getting her Social Security in the USA. She would come to the US every year pick up 10k and take it back to Argentina. Now it seems like a mission for her to open up a bank account because they are asking her for proof of income over there. Well it's in the US not there. So no bank wants to open up acct for her to transfer her funds of the sale of the condo. WHICH IS RIDICULOUS. WE do not want to use casa piano as they charge 3% or 3.5% which is robbery. Does anyone have an idea of how we can transfer the funds back to the USA? I leave next week to pick her up. If anyone can share some input please anything will help!!!!!!!!!!!!!