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Moving To Argentina From The UK

Moving to Argentina

If you are planning to move to Argentina, whether to Buenos Aires, Mendoza or the south, Britannia Movers International has the expertise and the local knowledge to tailor the move to your individual needs.


Importing Personal Effects to Argentina

Returning citizens and those holding a permanent residence visa who have been living abroad for more than one year can import personal effects and household goods duty free. Those without a permanent residence visa can import used personal effects on a temporary basis. To import your personal items and move to Argentina, you will need a detailed inventory in Spanish, a passport, and a residence permit. Your local Britannia member will provide you with detailed customs regulations, and we will also supply all required documentation upon arrival.


Prohibitions and Restrictions

In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:

  • Firearms & ammunition
  • Inflammable goods & substances
  • Plants & plant material
  • Foodstuffs, perishables or otherwise
  • Narcotics and dangerous goods
  • Offensive materials
  • Alcohol & Tobacco

Transit Times

Sole use containers will take approximately 6-8 weeks, while crated consignments may take longer, on average, 9-10 weeks.

Bar Coding

Bar Coding

All Groupage consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the shipping container. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.


Domestic Pets

Britannia can recommend a specialised shipper of animals to assist you in sending your family pet(s) from home to home. They will coordinate all documentation and necessary veterinary procedures.

Find out more about pet transport.


Moving Motor Vehicles to Argentina

Cars can be imported to Argentina by returning citizens and those with permanent residence status and are subject to 79% to 100% duty. Those possessing a temporary visa can import vehicles duty free, but only for the duration of the visa.

International currency exchange

International FX

When you are making international payments for individuals you can benefit from IFX expertise in seeking the best possible rate, whether you are sending or receiving foreign currency.

IFX can help to protect you from exchange rate fluctuations and save you time and money on international payments.

IFX offers :

  • International payments
  • Regular Overseas Transfers
  • Prepaid Currency Card
  • Forward Contracts

More info on the IFX website.

Moving to Argentina with Britannia

Britannia can offer you a door to door shipping service to Argentina, and can either ship your effects by sole use container, or for smaller shipments in a wooden crate (LCL). In addition we can offer a door to door airfreight service to some destinations in Argentina. Our agents in Buenos Aires will arrange customs clearance, and deliver and unpack the effects, including removal of debris on day of delivery.

Additional removal services – If you require additional removal services when moving to Argentina, Britannia is authorised to provide comprehensive insurance, and arrange international storage or pet transport.
If you are interested in moving to Argentina, find out more about your moving costs, read  about our international removals, and contact us for more information.

Living in Argentina

With a variety of landscapes, a land area more than 10 times the size of the UK, and diverse cultures and lifestyles, Argentina has always been an exciting tourist destination, and can be an ideal expat destination for many. Buenos Aires, often referred to as the Paris of South America, is a cosmopolitan city, with a rich cultural life, eclectic architecture, resembling cities like Madrid or Barcelona, and an increasing number of British and American expats. The huge southern expanse extends over an impressive number of climates and diverse landscapes, from rain forests to pampas and the rugged Andes mountains.

Argentina is the second largest country in South America, bordered by Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a federation of 23 provinces, and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires, and is a representative democratic republic. Argentina is one of South America’s largest economies, has a high GDP, and a high rating on the Human Development Index. Argentina is also a relatively important political power, and is a founding member of the United Nations, and the World Trade Organization.

In spite of some negative effects of the economic recession, and a rather high inflation rate, finding employment in Argentina is relatively easy. Teaching English is a possibility, or you can find a job  in the services, or manufacturing sectors, especially if you speak Spanish. While living standards  vary, settling down to a comfortable way of life, especially in urban areas shouldn’t be too difficult, and Argentina also has good quality education and health care. Whether you are relocating to Argentina for professional reasons, to experience a different lifestyle, or to explore the authentic tango, Argentina offers a rich and varied culture, an open and multicultural society and beautiful landscapes.

Interesting Facts About Argentina

  • The print media industry in Argentina is developed, with a high level of freedom of press, and hundreds of newspapers independent of the government.
  • The cuisine of Argentina is influenced by traditional cuisine from Spain, France, Italy and other European countries.
  • Argentina was one of the first countries to have radio broadcasting.
  • The official language in Argentina is Spanish, with the most prevalent dialect differing slightly from the Spanish spoken in Spain. There are also a significant number of Italian and German speakers in Argentina.
  • Both the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in South America have occurred in Argentina.

Further Reading

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