A few months ago we mentioned a new gun permitting process that the Argentina Government has initiated as of January 1st, 2015. It involves a visit to your jurisdictional Argentina Consulate to fill out some forms to obtain a consular permit. Several groups have gone through this process and while each consulate varies slightly by what they require, we have been able to compile much of the information required. Please see the link below that will give you this updated information.
It is interesting to note that the consulate in Georgia has a process that does not require a visit to their office. If you are in that jurisdiction give them a call and they will walk you through the process. All other consulates require a visit and while some accept appointments others do not. So we recommend you call ahead to see what they suggest.
There was some hope that this procedure would not be enforced but sadly that is not the case. So for the here and now we strongly suggest that you bring this new permit along with the traditional Renar form. Our office will stand ready to assist you in any way possible.
**Update as of February 9th, 2015**
There is some good news on the Argentine Consular permit now required to enter with your shotgun, Trek has just been informed that those individuals wishing to bring their fixed breech firearms may not be required to have the Argentina Consular permit. An extensive lobby
effort from Córdoba was able to convince the government to exempt these firearms from the permitting process.
This is especially good news for those of you who own and wish to bring your fine guns. It is
our understanding that within the next few weeks there will be an announcement and confirmation of this new exemption. In addition to this, individuals traveling to Argentina for the first time with their shotgun or rifle may also be exempt for from the Consular permit please stayed tuned for further news.