We at Exportainer would like to assist in making your move as smooth and hassle free as possible.  With that in mind, here is a list of the requirements for your move.  Please contact us should you have any doubts.  We are here to help you.


  • Shipper must have resided in Argentina during the last 12 months prior to his departure to reside abroad. Otherwise, the payment of duties/taxes will be decided by Customs.
  • The shipment may be embarked up to 6 months after the shipper has left Argentina.
  • The visa for the country of destination must be valid for at least one year. Should it not be in the passport, a Consular Certificate is required.

Required Documentation:

  • Photocopy of every single page (including blank pages), front and back covers, of shipper’s passport or passports (if shipper has more than one valid passport, e.g.: passports from two different countries) notarized by a Public Notary and legalized by the “Colegio de Escribanos”. If passport is less than one year old, previous passport must be photocopied and notarized as well. If the visa is on a separate page, it must be photocopied and notarized as well.
  • Photocopy of the DNI notarized by Public Notary and legalized by the “Colegio de Escribanos”.
  • Certificate of CUIL.
  • “Certificado Consular (o de baja)” or Consular Certificate issued by the consulate of the country to which you are moving (which states that the shipper is moving with the purpose of residing there) Some countries refuse to issue this, such as the USA, and Argentine Customs accept this.
  • Signed authorization (provided by us) which must be certified by a Public Notary, and legalized by the “Colegio de Escribanos”. (This enables us to do customs clearance in your name).
  • Photocopy of airline electronic ticket.
  • Certificate of Migratory Movements.
  • Contact address and telephone at destination.

Foreign citizens with temporary visa:

Additionally, a copy of the temporary import guaranty given by Customs when shipment entered Argentina, with any subsequent renewals, must be presented. It must be valid at date of customs clearance for the export of the effects. The volume of the effects exported must be the same or larger than the one specified in the temporary import guaranty. The shipper must have resided in Argentina for at least one year.