Customs Information

Argentina - Diplomat


  • Diplomats must hold an original Diplomatic Franchise obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Diplomatic Mission or the Foreign Organization where the owner will be employed.
  • Diplomats must present a full copy of the passport stamped by the diplomatic organization or the official foreign organization where the owner of the goods is employed.


  • Diplomats are permitted to import new or used motor vehicles with a Diplomatic Franchise issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs duty free. The owner should verify with their representation in Argentina that their personal status will permit import.


  • Current original anti-rabies vaccination.
  • Certificate of health issued at origin and stamped by the Argentine Consulate within 10 days of pets arriving into the country.
  • Original AWB issued in the name of the owner of the pet.
  • Pets arriving from Asia (except Japan) or Africa must obtain a special permit.


  • Archeological or paleontological patrimony (fossils, human, remains, collections and sediment geological, etc.)    
    • Once admitted to the country, its export will not be permitted
  • Works of art and monuments of recent antiquity (authorization is required)
  • Wood or items must be treated specifically for pests
  • Weapons (must be declared and authorized by the Registro  Nacional de Armas (RENAR)
  • Alcoholic beverages (30 liters)
  • Items considered commercial (determined through quantity, quality or type)
  • Original paintings and works of art (specialized form is required; check with agent


  • Items compromising public, animal, and agricultural health    
  • Organic products (soil, firewood, wood, animal parts, dried insects, etc.)
  • Narcotics or illegal drugs
  • Pornographic material of any kind
  • Dangerous, toxic or flammable items
  • Stolen or smuggled items
  • Currency (actual or counterfeit)
  • Food
  • Spare parts or parts of any vehicle
  • Items which contain an internal – combustion or outboard engines
  • Items that are not considered as part of a move for Argentine Customs