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Preparing your international removal to Argentina

According to the 2012 USA census, there are approximately 248,823 Argentinians living in the United States, which is 0.08% of the total U.S. population. The regions with the most habited by Argentinians in the United States include Florida, Texas, California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is estimated that Los Angeles and Miami have over 50000 Argentine Americans each, followed by the New York area.


DOCUMENTATION for you moving to Argentina


PACKAGING of your belongings


TRACKING your shipment online


RECEPTION of all your goods


Cost of moving to Argentina from USA


We have a list of the articles that can be shipped, with a standard volume and weight. To help you determine the volume and weight of your cargo, our website provides you with a couple of easy steps you must follow: obtain an estimated price for your move.

When choosing a Full Container Load (FCL) to ship to Argentina, the customer is responsible for the entire load. Since the container is not shared with anyone else, your belongings will be safe from any unknown cargo that could be mixed when sharing it with someone else.

If you choose to use Less than a Container Load (LCL) to ship to Argentina, all belongings must be properly boxed and wrapped prior to shipping. If you do not have a pallet to place your load on, let us know at the moment of the reservation and we will provide you with one.


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In order to understand international moving costs, you should understand the logistics behind it and depending on how you will be living in Argentina and the belongings you choose to carry with you. There would be mainly three categories:


If you’re moving with a few goods, packed in a few boxes or a pallet, you’ll need a LCL solution, a quite cheaper option.


Apartments (< 70m²)

When you are already in Argentina, if you are planing to live in a small apartment and carrying certain appliances or furniture, you will be needing a 20ft container.

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House (> 70m²)

If in your situation, you are moving into a bigger apartment or a house, you will be needing more space for your belongings and household goods. For those who want to ship their furniture, car, appliances and other heavy-duty items, you’ll be needing a 40ft container.


Tips to reduce the cost of moving to Argentina


It is really important to have all the right documentation when going to Argentina. You must have your passport, employment identification number, and also your work visa. About your shipment, you are required to have a list with all the items and goods that your are shipping, a document called the packing list. Being organized and thorough will help you with any inspections or insurance claims once you are in Argentina.

Packing your furniture for an international moving

One of the key things in your international moving is the correct way to pack your belongings and household goods. Some items like furniture or other fragile goods are easy to be damaged in ocean shipping and that’s where the packing takes an important role. If your can dismantle your furniture, that should be done so and then packed for shipping to Argentina. For fragile items, double or even doing a triple packaging is considered to be a safe bet.

What items can not be sent in a moving container?

The Argentinan Inspection Services (or Argentine Customs) is responsible for monitoring and inspecting all foreign goods that arrive at the country. This officers along with sophisticated machines inspect over 100 million goods or items each year. The prohibited items for Argentina include:

  • fresh fruit, vegetables, live plants, seeds

  • live animals (including pets)

  • biological products

  • unprocessed goods of plant or animal origin

  • soiled goods, or goods containing organic residues

  • goods knowingly infested with pests or a disease.


Tax rules and regulations differ from one country to another. US and Argentina have a tax treaty. The treaty has provisions with regards to double taxation on pensions, social security, and other income. In order to be fully aware of your tax situation, the best is to consult a moving advisor.

Where to ship when moving to Argentina

Argentina is a renowned seaport exporter, with one of the largest economies in South America. With Brazil, they are the only countries in South America to enter the G-20. They are among the biggest soy producers in the world behind the United States and Brazil, producing around 48 million tons in 2011. They are also the fourth largest petroleum producer behind Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia. They are also known as one of the largest meat exporting countries, with a very high quality product. They are the main software developers in the region and the second largest car parts and elements producers in South America.

  • Port of Buenos Aires: mostly used as a container seaport, but the recent renovations gave the port the passenger traffic it used to have in its golden age in the 50s. The port is managed by the Administracion General de Puertos (General Ports Administration), and private firms run it. It is considered the fourth best port in South America and the Caribbean, in both size and amount of cargo handled annually.

  • Port of Rosario: a fluvial port that is managed by ENAPRO (Ente Administrador Puerto Rosario - Puerto Rosario Administration). It is located 550 km away from the estuary of the Parana River, on the right bank.

Need more help on your moving to Argentina ?

Also, if you need further information about how to manage your international removal, you can also check our help center. You will find resources about the processes. We really hope you enjoy your future home.

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