Argentina Used Car Import Note

Year Restriction

  • No Age Restriction

Documents Required

  • Owner’s original Passport
  • Original Bill of Lading
  • Original vehicle title and registration
  • Original Purchase Invoice, certified by the Argentine Consulate at origin country
  • Diplomatic Franchise (Diplomats and military personnel)
  • Temporary admission forms, completed and signed by shipper (foreigners holding Temporary Visa)
  • Resident Certificate (issued by the Argentine Consulate in the origin country) must state the duration the shipper has lived abroad.
  • Pre-shipment inspection certificate¬†

Regulations for importation of vehicles

  • Diplomats are able to import used cars with a Diplomatic Franchise issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs duty free.
  • Returning Argentina citizens may import one used car and/or one used motorcycle only, no more than two vehicles per family is allowed. Argentine citizens possessing a Residence Certificate, issued by the Argentine Consulate from the origin country, and living abroad for more than 2 years can import one car duty free.
  • Foreigners with permanent resident status may import used vehicles only, under the same rules that apply to Argentine citizens returning.
  • Persons with temporary visa may import used cars under temporary admission and will not be charged duties and taxes. The car is only allowed temporary admission for the same period the client has the Visa and can be renewed if the client renews the Visa. The owner should remove the vehicle from Argentina before the visa expires. Vehicle must keep the original plates.

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