Before arriving in Argentina:
Q: “ What are the airline companies connecting Buenos Aires to the rest of the world ?”
Q: “Is it necessary to get a VISA to enter the Argentine territory ?”
A: The argentine politic related to the VISA is different in function of countries.
The argentine Interior Ministery , treat case by case the need or not to get a VISA.
The VISA politic by country:http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/?visas
Q: “ May I have to get a VISA to stay more than 90 days ?”
A: The immigration argentine declare that it is necessary to obtain a particular VISA for all stays during more than 90 days: principally the Labor VISA or the Student VISA. (Article 24 INCISO A LA LEY 25.871, DECRETO)
Concretely, the procedures for the VISA making are very long and tedious.
3 other alternatives are possible for all stays of more than 90 days:
- Going to the Immigration Service after 90 days. You can request to renew the tourist visa stamp on your passport. You’ll get a visa extension of 90 days. The cost of this process is $ 300 ARS or approximately 60 € / 75 U.S. Dollars.
- Leaving the country before the 90th day of your tourist visa. And then, come back to the Argentine territory after a minimum of 24 hours or more. Thus, you will get 90 additional days on your passport.
Our advice: Leaving from Buenos Aires for the weekend in direction to Uruguay. Enjoy to visit Colonia (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The easiest way to get there is by boat (2h or 3h). The company assuring the connections is Buquebus.
- When you return to your country, after more than 90 days, you will pass to the Emigratrion office of the Ezeiza International Airport. You will have to pay the penalty for exceeding your tourist visa. The penalty is $300 ARS or approximately 60 € / 75 U.S. Dollars.
Q: “Is it required to do vaccinations before leaving ?”
Q: “What time is it in Argentina ?”
A: Now there is a winter and summer hours in Argentina.
View the time it is in Argentina here.
Q: What is the electrical voltage in Argentina? “
A: The voltage is the same as in Europe: it is 220 V. Be careful, plugs are different. It is very easy to find adapters in Buenos Aires and they will be less expensive than in Europe or in the United States for example.
Q: ”The weather in Argentina?”
A: The weather is subtropical (hot and wet) in the north-east of Argentina. The rainy season lasts from November to March withviolent winds at times. From May to September, temperatures arenice during the day and nights are sometimes cold.
In the Northwest of Argentina, the rainy season begins in October and finish in March. Warmy days and cold nights. The rest of the year, weather is pleasant, the temperatures are sweet and it hardly ever rains.
In the Buenos Aires region, summers are hot and humid, winters are mild but wet as well. Spring is pleasant.
In Patagonia, rainfalls are rare each year. The winter is dry, sunny and very windy. Summer is sweet. In Tierra del Fuego (Extreme South of Argentina), winter is cold and the summer is nice.
The climate in live here.
Q: “What is the currency used in Argentina ?”
A: The Argentine Peso (ARS$).
LIFE IN ARGENTINA:
Q: What is the cost of living in Argentina? “
A: After the devaluation of the peso in 2002, inflation appeared and prices have increased. However, Argentina remains financially attractive for foreigners. Officially, the U.S. dollar no longer accepted. Costs differ according to the city Considering that highest prices are in Buenos Aires.
Q: How can I change my money in Argentine Pesos? “
A: Never change your money in the streets with “arbolitos” which propose to do the exchange. It’s not very safe and there is a significant risk to be left with counterfeit money. The best way is to go to currency exchange offices (eg at the airport) or to use cash machines that follow the fluctuating exchange rate of the peso.
Q: ”How and how much does it costs to move in Buenos Aires?”
A: Public transport is really cheap and the service is excellent in Buenos Aires and its province.
- Buses (colectivos): approximately 1.20 ARS. It is paid in cash.
- Subway (“Subte): 1.10 ARS
Our advice: Use ”Monedero” card. You have to load it at the box office, it is convenient and economical.
- Taxi: 15 min of Taxi = about 15 ARS. The odometer starts at 5.80 ARS during the day, and at 6.80 ARS at night.
The peak hours are from 7 to 9 AM and from 18 to 20h in the evening, which corresponds to the traffic of people going in and leaving work.
Q:”What is the cost of entertainment in Buenos Aires?”
Food & Drink:
- Economic meal: <30 ARS
- Medium meal: 30 - 50 ARS
- Quality meal:> 50 ARS
- In the restaurant, you should leave a tip which approximately corresponds to 10% of the note. The haggling is only practiced in the craft markets and in regions of the Andes in the north-west.
With the membership card, you can have discounts in the restaurants partners with Argentina Exchange.
Nightclubs and bars:
The price of the entrance in a disco is about 20 ARS. Drinks costs from 25 to 30 ARS.
With the membership card of Argentina Exchange you don’t have to pay the entries to go in the partners nightclubs and you can have discounts with our activity: night events.
Gymnasium: approximately 120 ARS per month.
With the membership card you will have discounts in the gymnasiums partners and also in hairdresser, beauty center, spa …
Q: Do you have any advice about security?
A: For security reasons, we recommend you to take precautions (do not have valuable objects, do not show that you are foreigners …) ifyou walk around in some neighborhoods at night. Especially in the districts of La Boca, San Telmo, Costanera Sur, Norte and losBosques de Palermo. In contrast, in areas like Recoleta, Palermo and Microcentro, security is not a problem. Choose taxis with an identification ”Radiotaxi” on the roof but also those you can call by phone to come and get you where you are.
Q: ”We are two friends and we are going to make our internship with 2 different Internship AE programs. We would like to live together. What options do you offer?”
A: Our programs do not only take into account the quality of the internship, but also a good apartment, near to your working place. For security reasons, we choose an apartment which is not over 25 minutes away from work for each student. Options (single or double bed) depends on availability of each accommodation. Moreover, if the internships are not in the same districts, we can not assure you that you can live together.
Q: What are the conditions of the housing provided and can Ichange of accommodation if I do not like it? ”
A: The apartments we offer must fill the following conditions:
Location: Belgrano - Palermo - Recoleta - Almagro - Villa Crespo -San Telmo - Centro.
Facilities and Services:
- Ventilation / Air conditioning in the apartment, preferably in the bedroom of the person (rental from October 1 to March 30)
- Radiator (rentals from April 1st to September 30th)
- Internet and Wi-Fi
- Sheets and blankets
- Cleaning service for the common areas at least once a week (or allow the access to one of our maids, in charge of AE)
- Private access to your own room: we do not rent shared rooms
- Access to the kitchen and utensils to cook
- Possibility to receive visits in defined hours, (define it before signing the contract).
- Access to your apartment with your own set of keys.
The only valid reason to change of apartment is that it does not correspond to the conditions established above. There, it will be possible to move to another one of our apartments according to availability.
Q: “I prefer stay in an individual flat. I don´t want to live in a shared flat. Is it possible for me?”
R: Yes, we can offer you an individual apartment (alone) according to the available opportunities. However, the price will not be the same.Our programs are calculated by taking into account individual rooms in shared flats. The price for an individual apartment, in Buenos Aires, is higher.
Payment methods accepted:
Q: Which are the accepted payment methods and the conditions? ”
A: There are different ways of payment to pay AE services, we mention them in detail with their associated conditions.
Western Union: The most used to pay our services, the money will be credited directly and we can confirm the payment within 24 hours. Without extra charges (ask for details to make the sending).
Paypal.com*: The simplest way to realize payments, all credit cards areaccepted.
It is possible to make the payment sending money directly to our account Argentina Exchange ”firstname.lastname@example.org“.
*To all Paypal payments must be added 5% of the total of the deposit. (These are the financial costs of the current transfer system).
Bank Transfer: Payments by bank transfer require between 10 and 20 days to be credited, these periods must be taken into account to do not exceed the deadlines of payment. (Ask for details to make the sending). Method of payment currently unavailable.
Q:”Can we pay with travellers cheque? ”
Q:”Which currencies are accepted to pay for Argentina Exchange services? ”
A: We accept U.S. Dollars, Euros and Argentinian Pesos.
The prices published on the website are in U.S. Dollars. The prices are then converted based on this currency. We use the converter from the site “www.dolarhoy.com” to calculate our prices in other currencies.
Q: ”Is it possible to apply only to an internship or a Volunteer without taking the additional services?”
A: We offer the possibility to foreigners to know Argentina throughdifferent experiences: Spanish Courses, Internships, Volunteering,Travel …
Our programs include an irremovable base of services:
- Transfer to / from airport
- Housing (rent + search) at 30 minutes max from the place of the internship / volunteer / language schools.
- Contact with the companies and the organizations in Argentina: Corporate /NGO / Language Schools / Hotels, etc. …
- Cell Phone
- Personalized monitoring during the whole period of your stay (meeting point, regular check with the company, and with the student too…)
- Membership Card (discounts and free tickets: AE events, shops,bars)
Ainsi nous pouvons aider et intégrer les étudiants durant toute leur expérience en Argentine. A cette base fixe, s’ajoute les options: volontariat / stage / cours d´espagnol/ voyages…
Les prix indiqués représentent le coût total de l’ensemble de ces services, pour des raisons pratiques, nous avons rassemblé tous les coûts en seul paiement et par le biais d’un seul intermédiaire, Argentina Exchange.
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