From abroad

Dear participants, please read carefully the following instructions regarding registration payments.

Due to Argentinean regulations on foreign currency, we ask you to please submit your payment in two separate installments. The first, of one hundred euros (100), by any of the two methods described below. The second, of an equal amount, should be paid in cash at the accreditation desk at the beginning of the congress on April 20, 2020.

When making the payment using either method, you are asked to send us an email to aaatesoreria@gmail.com,sixto.gimenez.benitez@gmail.com and oxforxii@gmail.com , in order to complete the registration (In the subject of the mail write: Oxford XII, please). If you require an invoice, please let us know in such email.

The methods to complete the first payment are:

  • Method 1

The preferred method to pay the fee is through TransferWise. It is cheaper, easier and faster than traditional bank transfer. Depending of your country, you may pay through credit card, debit card, or bank transfer. You may find the details of the recipient on item g) of the list below. If you didn’t use TransferWise before, please follow these instructions (the details may vary depending of your country).

a) Go to transferwise.com.

b) Create an account (a standard procedure: email plus password).

c) The first time you log in, you will be asked for some personal data.

d) Choose the amount of money to be transferred and your currency. Also, choose «ARS» (Argentinian pesos) as the recipient currency.

e) Choose the method of payment: card or transfer.

f) Choose «Business or charity» as the new recipient if this choice is available.

g) Fill out the form with the following data of the recipient:  

Their email: aaatesoreria@gmail.com

Name of the business/charity: Asociacion Argentina de Astronomia

Tax Id: CUIL/CUIT: 30709681199

Account number (CBU): 0070172920000012157633  

h) If you are going to use bank transfer (not cards), TranferWise will then give you some important information about the TransferWise account and some reference numbers that you should copy in order to accomplish the next step.

i) If paying with bank transfer, go to your bank account and do a (local) bank transfer to your TranferWise account using the data you’ve just copied.

  • Method 2

The traditional bank transfer is full of taxes and commissions and disadvantageous exchange rates. Your bank may also charge you taxes and/or commissions, depending on the bank policy.  

The data that needs to be given to your bank are the following:  

Beneficiary: ASOCIACIÓN ARGENTINA DE ASTRONOMÍA

Beneficiary Address: Observatorio Astronómico – Paseo del Bosque s/n

Beneficiary City, Country:  La Plata, Argentina

Beneficiary CUIT/CUIL Number: 30709681199

Bank Swift Code:  GABAARBAXXX

Bank Name: Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires SA

Account Number: 12157-6 172-3

Bank’s city, country: La Plata, Argentina  

International Intermediary Bank (if you are sending USD)  

Bank Swift Code: PNBPUS3NNYC ABA 026005092

Bank Account Number: 2000192261221

Bank Name: WELLS FARGO BANK N.A.

International Intermediary Bank (if you are sending EUR)  

Bank Swift Code: UNCRITMM

Bank Account Number: 0995 8321100

Bank Name: UNICREDITO ITALIANO SPA

City, country: Milano, Italy

IMPORTANT: Please request your bank to fill the Remittance Information (Field #70 in the standard MT103 SWIFT format) with the code: P08 (P-zero-eight). It costs us a lot of money if that field doesn’t have the code.