Vehicle Import to Argentina Regulations

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1. Diplomats are permitted to import used or new autos
2. Used autos can be imported by Argentinean returning citizens (abroad for at least two years) or immigrants with residence in Argentina
3. Importation of new autos is subject to Ministry of Commerce Administrative regulations and are limited to certain makes and models (consult Destination Agent for specifics prior to forwarding)
4. Autos for private use are subject to duty
5. One auto per adult (21 years old or older), two per family
6. Auto must have been registered in customer's name and must have been purchased or transferred to customer a minimum of three months prior to arrival of customer in Argentina
7. Auto must not be sold for at least one year after clearance
8. Auto must be imported within six months of customer's arrival
9. Documents required:
- Original Purchase Invoice
- Title
- Certificate of Residence
- Original Passport
- Original license
- Certification from an Argentine Consulate, establishing that customer has been living in country of origin during the last 12 months (this certificate is mandatory)
- A "CERTIFICADO DE PRE-EMBARQUE" (Pre/Shipment Inspection Certificate) is required for the importation of automobiles and/or motorcycles.
- Original Ocean Bill of Ladings must be in Shipper's name
- Separate Ocean Bills of Lading are required-one for household goods and one for the auto (even if the household goods and auto are both in container)
10. Returning citizens or importers with a permanent visa will pay duties of 78.20% on CIF value. Auto cannot be picked up from customs unless the duties have been paid.
11. Argentine citizens returning who might have entered a move a long time ago, or importers with old residence in Argentina may not import a motor vehicle.
12. An Argentine citizen who has already imported an auto previously may not import a second auto.

Above documents must be certified or Visaed by the Argentine Consulate in the origin country