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Attention:  This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated to meet the current requirements.  Before you travel, be sure to contact the appropriate authorities for your destination country.

Following are the requirements for Prior Approval for Pet Cats/Dogs entering ARGENTINA

1. Microchip:  A microchip is not required, but is recommended.

2 Rabies Vaccination & Certificate: All pets over 3 months of age must have an original Rabies Certificate.  This rabies vaccination must occur at least 30 days prior to departure, but within 360 days of departure.

3. Vet Health Certificate (Form 7001 in the US): This is the standard Health Certificate to be filled out by your accredited Veterinarian.   Must be issued within 10 days of the flight.

4. Government Vet Endorsement:

 The above referenced forms:

  • Microchip Implantation Record
  • Rabies Certificate
  • Vet Health Certificate

Must be sent to yoor local government veterinarian for their stamp of approval (for US exports, this is the USDA).  Please contact your local representative on the best way of handling this.

The certificate must be written in or translated into Spanish and must contain:

  • Owner’s name and address
  • Animal’s data:  breed, sex, date of birth, size, color & particular signs.
  • Country of Origin and transit points if applicable.
  • Statement:  that the animal has been examined within 10 days of departure, and not showing any clinical signs of diseases.

5. Quarantine:  All animals that comply with the requisites will not be put into quarantine.

6. Consulate Stamp:  Currently, a Consulate stamp is not required.

7. Import Permit:  No import permit is required for dogs and cats with country of origin other than Asian or African countries.  For Asian & African countries, an Import Permit is required and some additional text must be issued on the health certificate.  Please check with your Pet Relocation Specialist for more information on this.



Local Pet Resources

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Argentina is one of the more pet friendly places and very liberal about bringing in your cat or dog. There is no quarantine time, and only a small amount of paper work will be needed before you leave. 


CLÍNICA VETERINARIA: Lavardén 13/15 - Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires - C1437FBA - Telefax 4911-0986
MSN: veterinaria_patricios@hotmail.com
EMail: veterinaria_patricios@uolsinectis.com.ar

EMERVET: Servicios Veterinarios Especiales



Pet Friendly Hotels

Hotel Calacoto:
Calacoto Calle 13 No 8009
Sánchez Bustamante #8009
Teléfonos: +(591)-2-279-3606 +(591)-2-279-9335

Groomers and Pet Supplies

Acuario Concordia:

Concordia 567, Capital Federal, Buenos Aaires, 1407,
phone (541)011-4636-2688, fax (541)011-4636-0532, criaderoconcordia@speede.com.ar.  


Albariño 586, Capital Federal, Buenos Aaires, 1408,
phone 00-54-11-44428809, fax 00-54-11-44428809, geopetfish@yahoo.com

Pet Organizations

AVEACA Asociación de Veterinarios Especializados en Animales de Compañía de Argentina




Argentina is a South American country, second in size in the continent to Brazil and eighth in the world. Argentina occupies a continental surface area of 2,766,890 km² (1,078,000 sq mi) between the Andes mountain range in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and south. It is bordered by Paraguay and Bolivia in the north, Brazil and Uruguay in the northeast, and Chile in the west and south. The country claims the British controlled territories of the Falkland Islands and South Sandwich Islands.

Capital: Buenos Aires

Language: Spanish

Currency: Peso (ARS)



Argentina's climate ranges from subtropical in the north to humid and steamy in the center, and cold in the south. The upper Andes region has erratic rainfall, flash floods (in summer), searing heat, snow at higher elevations, and the Zonda - a hot, dry wind. The lowlands receive sufficient rainfall to support swampy forests and upland savanna, but rainfall decreases towards the west; shallow summer flooding is common in the east. The winter dry season is pronounced, and the summer heat can be brutal. The flat Pampas areas are also vulnerable to flooding. Patagonia is mild year-round in the east and glacial in the south. Patagonian weather ranges widely during the year, from relatively temperate in the northeast to glacial along the Andes to fairly chilly in the far south.


Argentina is nearly 3,700 km long from north to south, and 1,400 km from east to west (maximum values). It can roughly be divided into four parts: the fertile plains of the Pampas in the center of the country, the source of Argentina's agricultural wealth; the flat to rolling, oil-rich plateau of Patagonia in the southern half down to Tierra del Fuego; the subtropical flats of the Gran Chaco in the north, and the rugged Andes mountain range along the western border with Chile. The highest point above sea level in Argentina is located in Mendoza. Cerro Aconcagua, at 6,962 meters (22,834 feet), is the highest mountain in the Americas.

Buenos Aires Expatriate Group, www.baexpats.com, is a community site of expatriates living in Buenos Aires –providing forums, links, articles and resources.

Buenos Aires International Newcomers Group, groups.yahoo.com/group/buenosairesinternationalnewcomers/, helps newcomers settle in Buenos Aires, and organizes a variety of social activities.


gobBsAs, www.gobbsas.gov.ar, or www.buenosaires.gov.ar, is the official website of the city of Buenos Aires

Información/Comunicación para Jovenes, www.i.gov.ar/, is a Buenos Aires government website for young people (in Spanish).

Dirección Nacional de Migraciones, www.migraciones.gov.ar, part of the Ministry of the Interior, lists visa requirements and provides information about residing in Argentina (in Spanish only). Av. Antártida Argentina 1355, C1104ACA Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tel: (54 11) 4317-0200; for inquiries call: 4317-0237 or 4317-0238; info@migraciones.gov.ar.