moving to BA

katti

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Hi,
I am Katti and I will move to BA with my family (husband and 2 teenagers). I am now in the 1st stage of collecting all the necessary information/documents. Does anyone have the Mercer-list who wants to share that with me?

I have the impression that most of the expats on this site are American, am I right? Are there also some Europeans? We are from Belgium -there don't seem to be many belgians emigrating... :confused:
bye!!
katti
 

katti

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Thank you,
no that is not really it, it is an extensive list of all the do's and don'ts, including the import duties you have to pay on all the things you (want to) move. You can buy this list at Mercer but it is very expensive. If you hire a company to organise your move they usually have/use this list. (so I am told)
 

katti

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Thanks, that helps a lot.
Do you know if computers are considered "appliances"? You have any idea what a 2nd computer will be taxed?
 

steveinbsas

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I believe that you move here with "residency" you can bring just about whatever you want (provided all items are used), but have to agree not to sell your possessions here and buy insurance (bond) that will pay the duty if you can't prove you are taking the same items with you when you leave.

A family with two "used" computers in the unescorted shipment probably won't be an issue. You can always bring laptops with you when arriving by air.


Paying taxes (import duties) doesn't seem to be the biggest issue when "importing" your stuff. Several members of this group have posted that some customs agents are more interested in personal gain than collecting revenue for the government. One dispanchante de aduana (customs broker) was highly recommended by laelizabeth (?). I suggest that you search for the appropriate threads in the forum.

As noted from this site:

http://www.exportainer.com/mudanzas_internacionales_importacion.htm

Entry of personal effects and used household goods into Argentina as unaccompanied baggage is granted provided the importation is completed within six months of date of shippers arrival in this country, proven by the seals stamped into the passport. - All items must be USED and have been in possession of shipper for at least one year. - New items are subject to high duties and cause delays in the customs clearance.

ALIENS ENTERING ARGENTINA WITH A TEMPORARY RESIDENCE VISA: These may bring into the country one or more shipments (while they have a temporary visa) of personal belongings and used household goods under temporary admission according to the present guaranty system : The belongings must be guaranteed to the local customs authorities for the duration of the visa by means of a signed guaranty with a registered company signing as guarantor, or by a security policy, local bonds, moneys, etc.. The guaranty may be renewed for the same extension as the visa. - If at the expiry date of the guaranty the temporary visa has not been renewed or the permanent visa obtained, the goods must be nationalized (import taxes paid on them) or be re-exported.

Once the Permanent Residence Visa has been obtained this must be presented at Customs. The guaranty is thus annulled and the goods brought in under it are nationalized, tax free – These aliens are also allowed to bring in a shipment of used household goods within six months of date in which the Permanent Residence Visa was issued.

When shipper leaves Argentina, if no permanent residence visa was obtained during his/her permanence in Argentina, he/she must either ship out all items originally brought in (they entered under a temporary permit) or nationalize them (import taxes paid on them). Once this has been complied with, the required documentation is presented to Customs and the Guaranty is annulled.
 

steveinbsas

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I just added the following to my last post:

Paying taxes (import duties) doesn't seem to be the biggest issue when "importing" your stuff. Several members of this group have posted that some customs agents are more interested in personal gain than collecting revenue for the government. One dispanchante de aduana (customs broker) was highly recommended by laelizabeth (?). I suggest that you search for the appropriate threads in the forum.
 
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