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How do you get paid in dollars in argentina?

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Cristobal L Member Since: Jul 13, 2018
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Hi, I'm new to UpWork, and I was wondering: How do you get direct deposits in dollars in Argentina? Only option I can see is pesos.

Thanks, Christopher.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Cristobal L wrote:

Hi, I'm new to UpWork, and I was wondering: How do you get direct deposits in dollars in Argentina? Only option I can see is pesos.


 Wire Transfer not an option? That's in US Dollar but costs $ 30 a pop and isn't worth it for withdrawals under about $ 700.

Local funds transfers are always in local currency as they are sent from a local (hence the name) bank in local (hence the name) currency.

 

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Cristobal L Member Since: Jul 13, 2018
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Yes, I now saw the Wire Transfer option. Too bad it's too expensive. I guess I'll just keep receiving in my local currency.

Thank you Petra.

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Debora F Member Since: Nov 3, 2010
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Cristobal

I'm working here for the,last 8 years. The best way is through Paypal.

Debora Frid 

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Pamela M Member Since: Oct 19, 2018
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Hi Debora!

I have the same question as Cristobal and I see that you recommend using Paypal. Can you tell me a bit more? Do you get dollars to your bank account using Paypal? Or do you have a different way to withdraw?

Thanks a lot!

Pam

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Debora F Member Since: Nov 3, 2010
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Hi Pam,

Please, check the private messages. I explain you there how to do it. 

Sorry for not answering earlier, I didn´t check messages.

Saludos

débora

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Cristobal L Member Since: Jul 13, 2018
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Hi Jose,

Thank you very much for your help, but I've already found the solution.
I'm simply using PayPal + Nubi. It's extremely cheap and quite fast (1 week).

The path the money is getting through is:
UpWork --> PayPal --> Nubi --> Personal Bank Account (In Argentina).


Total commissions price is: 
* 2 USD for widthdrawing to PayPal.
* About 4% to widthdraw from PayPal via Nubi to my Personal Bank Account.

Sincerely, C..

Edit: Nubi changed their commissions. It's even cheaper now, but you have to withdraw 2000 USD from PayPal at a time. 

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Debora F Member Since: Nov 3, 2010
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Yes, this is the way!

José, your informatin is not updated.  I work here for 8 years and now things are much easier! Since 2015 / 2016 things changed.

Some years ago it was difficult to receive dollars.  Now you can receive dollars to your bank account in 5 days via Paypal + Nubi

In fact my account is in Galicia Bank. 

Saludos

Débora

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Jose Alberto G Member Since: Dec 6, 2016
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Thanks a lot Cristobal.

Some more precisions.

To know if the bank is ready to receive or not it is enough try to set the SWIFT CODE + ACCOUNT NUMBER in the Upowork form. If the upwork form does not recognize it ... the the transfer cannot be done. 

I don't remember each bank in Argentina if it is received in dollars or $ .

In my experience.

Banco Rio.... it converts to $ ... as Banco Rio has a unified account number $ + u$s

HSBC : if you want to receive in u$s you should give the CBU of the dollars account

Banco Galicia: It's not available to receive direct transfer (at least  last year

http://comex.bancogalicia.com/optimice-su-operatoria/bancos-corresponsales.aspx

 

BROU . No problem... receive dollars in dollars account

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Debora F Member Since: Nov 3, 2010
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José

I received dollars from a private client directly to my dollar account in Galicia.

Saludos! 

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