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1. Posted by OxyJen (Budding Member 20 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hello everyone. I am looking to move or at least travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina in the next few weeks. I was looking for any helpful info anyone could offer as far as arriving in BA. Some people have told me that I have to leave the country periodically, is this true, every how often? I've also been told that upon entering the country I have to have proof that I am leaving, is this true? I'd also like to know peoples favorite places they lived in in Buenos Aires...I'm looking at Recoleta, Palermo, San Telmo and Belgrano...thoughts? All in all any travel or experience in the area would be helpful. I look forward to your comments. Thanks you guys!

2. Posted by Tinktinkie (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


I think it is important to first live in a country before deciding to move there permanently. Your entry "visa" is valid for 3 months. After the 3 month period you can either exit the country and come back or you can renew your "visa" at Immigration for another 3 months. After this period you have to leave and come back. If you are in Bs As then the easiest is to hop on the Buquebus boat and spend a day or two in Uruguay (Colonia del Sacramento or Punte del Este) are nice places. This give you in total 6 months were you can experience the life in Argentina. You cannot renew your visa too many times as the authorities will start questioning your reason for staying in the country.

I have done this myself in the beginning when I moved to Argentina.

I.t.o. accommodation the areas that you are mentioning are very nice. They are all expensive but maybe you could rent an apartment and share it with another person. I would also recommend a hotel familiar where you basically rent a room and it is not too expensive. There are ones available in San Telmo. Personally I like San Telmo. It is very central and walking distance to the centre. You will also find a lot of things happening there like art exhibitions etc.

Sometimes it is cheaper to rent outside the city in other neighbourhoods. It depends on your personal preference.

I hope the information helps.


3. Posted by tripeliza (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


once you are in BA you have to get out of the country every 3 months, is not like you have to leave the country
Also, I would recommend you to stay in recoleta area, a beautiful neighborhood or palermo, palermo is more young, recoleta is more family or older people, but is still lively and fun.
Recoleta is better located in the city, closer to evetyhing and easy to get to different places by walking,

hope this helps!!!!


spanish teacher in buenos Aires

4. Posted by Tinktinkie (Budding Member 13 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi Tripeliza,

I am not sure I understand your comment "you have to get out of the country every 3 months, is not like you have to leave the country". After you have renewed or "prorogar" the visa you have to leave the country. You can go to Uruguay (easiest and cheapest) or cross from Mendoza into Chile. hop over to Brazil or into Bolivia. You have no choice and this is the only way to do it. Your passport will get stamped again and you can stay in Argentina for another 3 months :)

Both Palermo and La Recoletta is not close to the city centre. If you want to go into the city from you have to take the subte and have more or less 7 or 8 stops. La Recoletta has beautiful parks to walk, the Cemetery and also the Bellas Artes museum but is also not close to the city centre. La Recoletta is also one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in La Capital Federal :(

I am mentioning this because it is important information for a person who wants to settle or live in Argentina without having all the details or knowing the city.

I have been living in Argentina for a couple of years now and I went through the same things when I first moved here. I went through the process :)

If you need more information, I will gladly help.

Kind regards

5. Posted by tripeliza (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I meant that if you are on a tourist visa, you can stay 3 months and then leave the country, go to uruguay or brazil and come back, after 90 days you have to leave or pay. If you have a work visa, its ok, you can stay but Im not sure how its like exactly.
Many expats in Buenos Aires, do it like this for years!