Vehicle Registration in Argentina - Step-by-Step Guide

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What is it?

Vehicle registration in Argentina is a legal requirement for all motor vehicles to be officially recognized by the Argentine government. This service ensures that your vehicle complies with all national regulations, taxes, and standards necessary for lawful operation on public roads.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for new vehicle owners, expatriates moving to Argentina, and individuals looking to purchase used vehicles within the country. Ideal customers include anyone needing guidance through bureaucratic processes to ensure their vehicle is legally registered.


  1. Obtain your DNI (National Identity Document) and proof of address.
  2. Purchase the vehicle from either a private seller or dealership.
  3. Obtain a Vehicle Transfer Certificate (Certificado de Transferencia Vehicular).
  4. Pay all required taxes at a bank or authorized institution.
  5. Submit an application form with all necessary documentation to the Dirección Nacional de los Registros de la Propiedad del Automotor (DNRPA).
  6. Schedule and complete a vehicle inspection.
  7. Pay the registration fees.
  8. Receive your vehicle registration and number plates.

Required documents

  • DNI (National Identity Document)
  • Proof of address (e.g., utility bill)
  • Vehicle Purchase Agreement
  • Vehicle Transfer Certificate (Certificado de Transferencia Vehicular)
  • Tax payment receipts
  • Application form (from DNRPA)

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Ensure you have valid car insurance before registering a vehicle.
  • The vehicle inspection includes verifying the condition and VIN of the vehicle.
  • Registration fees vary based on the vehicle type and tax category.


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