Visitors who wish to import firearms for hunting or target shooting are advised to apply for a Temporary Import Permit before traveling to Argentina.
There are two ways to obtain this permit: A) in person at the Consulate or B) At distance. See the requirements below for each case.
A) IN PERSON AT THE CONSULATE
Applicants must request an appointment via email to email@example.com (subject: “firearms”) indicating their name, address, telephone contact and tentative flight date. The application is personal.
1. Complete the hunting permit form, provided by this Consulate.
2. Current valid passport.
3. Provide original proof of gun ownership through either:
- Gun registration or invoice through which gun was purchased (with serial numbers and buyer´s name)
- Customs Form 4457 "Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad" duly filled out.
4. Valid hunting license ID card or hunting association membership card (original) issued by the authorities in the State of your residence.
5. Airplane ticket with arrival and departure dates.
6. Reservation issued by the entity in which hunting or sport shooting activities will take place. The location must be authorized by RENAR (Disp. RENAR 473/12).
7. U$S 40 fee (only money order payable to the “Consulate of Argentina in Miami” is accepted). From 1st November, 2016, onwards the fee will be U$80.
For a more detailed explanation of rules regarding traveling to Argentina with firearms, please visit the Registro Nacional de Armas (RENAR) webpage: www.renar.gov.ar
B) AT DISTANCE
1. Hunting permit form provided by this Consulate must be signed by the applicant before a Notary Public from Florida. Please do not leave any field blank or unanswered. In case you do not have an answer for any of the required fields write “N/A”. The Consulate will not legalize incomplete forms.
Please add passport size photo to this form on the upper right corner (frontal and light background).
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2. Notary’s signature must be authenticated by the Florida Department of State: http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.html
Make sure you request a “NOTARIAL CERTIFICATION” and not an “Apostille Certification” as this Consulate is not able to legalize documents that have an Apostille affixed.
3. Send the following documents to 1101 Brickell Ave. Suite 900 North Tower, Miami, Florida, 33131:
- The form completed, notarized and with the “NOTARIAL CERTIFICATION” issued by the Florida Department of State affixed.
- Photocopy of the first page of applicant’s passport.
- U$S 60 fee (only money order or cashier check payable to the “Consulate of Argentina in Miami” is accepted)
- A prepaid postage envelope to return legalized permit.
IMPORTANT: It is the applicant’s sole and exclusive responsibility to fill out this form accurately and clearly, verifying that its content is true. Forms uncompleted or without the proper notarization/authentication will be returned without legalization by this Consulate.
Should you require further explanation please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: “firearms”).