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5 Steps to Become a (Successful) Expat in Argentina


Jerry Andrew Nelson


February 02, 2022


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Moving to a new country can be a daunting task. There are so many things to consider: visas, housing, schools, and the list goes on. If you're thinking of moving to Argentina, or if you've recently made the move, we've got you covered! In this blog post, we will discuss five steps that will help make your transition to living in Argentina as smooth as possible.

Step One: Get to Know Argentina

Before you make the move, it's important to learn as much as you can about your new home. Learn about the culture, the people, and the language. This will help make the transition process easier and smoother. There are many great resources available online, such as travel blogs and websites that focus specifically on Argentina. You can also find information about living in Argentina by reading expat forums and chatting with other expats who are already living there.


Locro is a national dish - a hearty stew made from white corn, beef or pork, tripe and red chorizo and other vegetables.

Step Two: Research the Visa Requirements

Every country has different visa requirements, and Argentina is no exception. Be sure to research the specific visa requirements that apply to you, and make sure you have all the necessary paperwork in order before making the move. You can find more information about visas on the website of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Step Three: Find a Place to Live

One of the biggest challenges for expats is finding a place to live. Housing can be expensive and it can be difficult to find an apartment or house that meets your needs and budget. It's a good idea to start looking for housing before you move to Argentina. There are many websites and forums where expats can exchange information about housing in Argentina.


Famous colorful neighborhood of La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Step Four: Register with the National Registry of Foreigners

In order to live in Argentina, you must be registered with the National Registry of Foreigners. This process can be a bit complicated, so it's best to start the process as soon as possible. You can find more information on the National Registry of Foreigners website.

Step Five: Get Settled In

The final step in the transition process is to get settled in and start enjoying your new home! Make sure you take the time to explore all that Argentina has to offer. From its vibrant cities to its stunning natural landscapes, there is something for everyone in Argentina. And don't forget to learn Spanish! Learning the language will make your life in Argentina much easier and more enjoyable.

I hope these five steps have been helpful and that you enjoy your experience living in Argentina! If you have any questions or need more information, be sure to contact us. We're here to help!

Jerry Nelson is an American writer living the expat life in Argentina and winner of the Revi 2021 Reader Award. You can find him at any of hundreds of sidewalk cafes and hire him through Fiverr, join the quarter-million who follow him on Twitter or contact him at [email protected]

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