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Argentina Customs Information

Customs Information

Please take a moment to review important customs information before shipping to Argentina.

Personal Effects Customs Clearance Argentina

Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.

There is no personal effects allowance in Argentina; all shipments going to Argentina are cleared formally. The owner of the goods should be named as the shipper and receiver. The name must also match that stated on the passport used to clear the goods. The receiver will be required to clear the items in person at a customs office in Buenos Aries. Customs may require a copy of the customs form in Spanish if the office dealing with the paperwork does not have an English translator. The receiver of the goods will be required to pay any duties and applicable fees levied by Argentine customs.

Shipments are required to be cleared within 30 days or the item(s) will be returned. If an item is returned, this can take up to 4 months.

Shipments with a value over $1000 may take an additional 24 hrs to process.

On this route you are required to visit the destination country’s official customs website and make yourself aware of any requirements, processes or fees, which may be due based on your personal circumstances and what you are shipping.

Upon arrival in the destination you agree to comply with any customs processes, provide the customs authority with any information they request and to discuss the clearance of the shipment directly with the customs authority or our delivery partner in the destination.

Personal Effects Customs Clearance Argentina

Holiday baggage and other time sensitive packages should not be sent on this route.

There is no personal effects allowance in Argentina; all shipments going to Argentina are cleared formally. The owner of the goods should be named as the shipper and receiver. The name must also match that stated on the passport used to clear the goods. The receiver will be required to clear the items in person at a customs office in Buenos Aries. Customs may require a copy of the customs form in Spanish if the office dealing with the paperwork does not have an English translator. The receiver of the goods will be required to pay any duties and applicable fees levied by Argentine customs.

Shipments are required to be cleared within 30 days or the item(s) will be returned. If an item is returned, this can take up to 4 months.

Shipments with a value over $1000 may take an additional 24 hrs to process.

On this route you are required to visit the destination country’s official customs website and make yourself aware of any requirements, processes or fees, which may be due based on your personal circumstances and what you are shipping.

Upon arrival in the destination you agree to comply with any customs processes, provide the customs authority with any information they request and to discuss the clearance of the shipment directly with the customs authority or our delivery partner in the destination.

Prohibited items

Prohibited Items

With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in luggage, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Items excluded from cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Items excluded from cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

Prohibited items

Prohibited Items

With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in luggage, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.

Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy. The following items are prohibited at all times:

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Items Excluded From Cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.

Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy. The following items are prohibited at all times:

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Items Excluded From Cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

Why Ship to Argentina?

Why Ship to Argentina?

If you are attracted by the outdoor activities Argentina has to offer, you will probably want to bring your own gear. This could cost you a fortune if you bring it on the plane with you. So why not use Send My Bag’s carrier service to take your heavy equipment to Argentina for you. Send My Bag can pick your items up from your home and have them delivered to Buenos Aires, ready for you to pick up. This means you can freely use public transport without lugging everything along with you.

If you are relocating to Argentina, why not use Send My Bag to ship your possessions. This means you can quickly and easily set up home in Argentina and get on with work or exploring your new surroundings.

Sending bags is a great option for students studying in Argentina. It means they can bring with them many more items than they could take on a plane, and they can ship it all back home again when term ends. Having possessions from home makes adjusting to life abroad much easier and helps students focus on their studies.

Send Luggage to Argentina

Send Luggage to Argentina

You can send your luggage and boxes to Argentina with Send My Bag. No matter if you are on holiday or relocating to Argentina, sending your bags can save you a lot of stress when it comes to using public transport. It also means that you can take many more of your personal belongings with you than if you brought them on the plane. Send My Bag has lots of international routes, with a great-value flat rate for each route up to a massive 30 kg. This means that you can bring your favourite clothes, books, cuddly toys, etc. to help you set up home abroad. To find out more about sending baggage to Argentina, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or check out our ‘FAQs’.

Removals to Argentina

Removals to Argentina

If you are relocating to Argentina, whether to work or for retirement, you’ll have a lot of possessions that you want to take with you. Despite your best efforts to get rid of the non-essentials, there will still be many items that you simply cannot say goodbye to, and many that will be essential for your new life abroad. You will, therefore, need to consider international removals to Argentina. You should make sure that all your items are well packaged so that they won’t get damaged in transit. Use appropriate containers for your items and seal all packages well.

Student Shipping to Argentina

Student Shipping to Argentina

If moving to Argentina to study, you will need to bring lots of your possessions with you to help set up home in your student accommodation. Apart from everyday essentials you will also need to bring textbooks and other reading material for your course, plus items like DVDs to help you pass your free time. Popular Argentine universities include Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional de la Plata and Universidad Austral. To find out more about student shipping to Argentina visit our student shipping page and get your 10% student discount.

Sending a Parcel to Argentina

Sending a Parcel to Argentina

If, on arrival in Argentina, you realise that you have left something behind at home, you could ask a family member to send a package to Argentina for you. You can also send and receive Christmas or birthday presents, or even a care package, and so keep in touch with loved ones. This is a great idea for students spending a year abroad in Argentina or for expats who have gone to live in Argentina. Send My Bag can send parcels internationally to Argentina for you. Please ensure your parcel is packaged properly so that everything arrives in one piece. Find out more about how to send a parcel with Send My Bag and how to package your items.

Ways of Shipping to Argentina

Ways of Shipping to Argentina

When travelling or moving to Argentina, you should look into the various options available for shipping to Argentina, as not all of them will be suitable for you and your particular circumstances. You can choose between several different options for international shipping to Argentina. 

Send Golf Clubs to Argentina

Send Golf Clubs to Argentina

Argentina boasts some stunning golf courses, such as Olivos, Buenos Aires and Potrerillo De Larreta. With Send My Bag you can send your golf clubs to Argentina so that you don't have to borrow clubs when you are there. You can fully enjoy playing at these courses by using your own golf clubs. Read our guide on how to send golf clubs to find out about the best way to package your items.

About Argentina

About Argentina

Argentina is a large South American country with diverse terrain including numerous areas of natural beauty for the traveller to enjoy – an excellent backdrop for both summer and winter sports. Its cities are vibrant, full of life and rich in culture. Argentina is also a great destination for foodies. The visitor can sample its unique local dishes and savour some of the world’s most celebrated wines.

Given Argentina’s vast size, the climate can vary widely. The north can experience extreme heat, while the south has a sub Antarctic climate. January is the warmest month throughout the country and June and July are the coldest. It is best to visit the north during the country’s winter and the south during the summer to avoid extremes of temperature.

There are plenty of amazing sights in Argentina to fill a long holiday. The top destination has got to be Iguazú Falls in the north east of the country, which consists of around 275 waterfalls to marvel at. Another area of natural beauty that you must check out is Los Glaciares National Park in the South West, bordering Chile. This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts almost 50 large glaciers and 200 smaller ones. In these surroundings visitors can enjoy breath-taking hikes and other winter sports.

As far as cities go, Buenos Aires is hard to beat, given its fabulous food and bustling nightlife. Sights to see within the city include the Teatro Colon - a stunning opera house -, the Recoleta Cemetery, where lots of famous people are buried, and Bosques de Palermo – a lovely park with a museum and rose garden.

Please explore this page further to find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Argentina.

Other Ways of Shipping to Argentina

Other Ways of Shipping to Argentina

As well as sending parcels, baggage and luggage to Argentina you could look into the following alternatives for shipping items internationally, especially if you need to send large, bulky items like furniture.

Air Freight to Argentina

You could use airfreight to get your items to Argentina. You might go for this option if you have large items to transport, such as nesting tables or an armchair. The price you will be charged for this service will be based on the weight and size of your shipment. Sending items by air freight usually takes one to two days and is usually faster than sea freight shipping, but typically more expensive. So, if speed is important to you, this may work for you. However, if you choose this option you will likely have to use the services of a customs agent to handle customs clearance for you. Also, you will need to arrange the transportation of your items to and from the airport. You will, therefore, have several different costs to consider if you choose air freight. If you send internationally by air freight to Argentina your items would likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as Ministro Pistarini International Airport and Jorge Newbery Airport, both in Buenos Aires.

Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Argentina

Shipping your possessions to Argentina by sea rather than air freight is an option for sending large items that you don’t need to receive immediately. Choosing sea freight can be cheaper than paying for air freight. Sea freight usually means shipping items in containers. With container shipping your items are transported inside a large container (usually the size of a truck) on board a cargo ship. You might choose this option if you have sizeable items to transport internationally, such as a sofa or a bed – items that will help you set up home quickly in Argentina. Again, you will need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out how to get your items to and from the ports, with this all adding up in terms of cost. When using container shipping to Argentina your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of Argentina’s biggest ports, the Port of Buenos Aires.

Shipping Goods to Argentina

When shipping goods to Argentina you need to do your homework to make sure that you follow the country’s customs rules. Argentina’s customs regulations are notoriously strict, so you should make yourself fully aware of any duty that you need to pay and what items are allowed to be shipped to Argentina, which items have restrictions attached, and which are entirely prohibited. Take a look at the prohibited items and customs sections on this page for more information.   As you will see, items that you are restricted when shipping to Argentina include; perishables, credit cards and cheques.