The business hours of the Consular Section are Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding Argentine and American holidays. However, access to the Consular Section is by appointment only.
The Embassy of the United States in Buenos Aires is located on Avenida Colombia 4300, Buenos Aires City.
Exchange Rate: The Consular Exchange rate is USD 1: Pesos 300, effective July 3
Payment may be made in cash (dollars/pesos) or by an international credit card (the amount charged will be in USD). We cannot accept payment by mail. Payments are done at the Embassy the day of the appointment. If you pay with an Argentine-issued credit card, note that the Government of Argentina currently imposes additional taxes on foreign transactions. Consider that fees are non-refundable.
Note: Unfortunately we cannot accept defaced, soiled, marked, or torn dollar bills
Passports are only delivered via DHL
Applicants for U.S. passports are required to purchase a DHL waybill at one of the following DHL stores. Only one waybill per family is required to ship U.S. passports.
Note: Family members or trusted friends may purchase the DHL waybill on the applicant’s behalf, but the waybill must contain the applicant’s name, as listed in the applicant’s U.S. passport.
Every person visiting the Embassy must agree to a security screening before entering the Consular Section with their belongings.
Applicants will not be allowed to enter the Embassy with the following items:
If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:
If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.
The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.