Notarial services are for all nationalities and are by appointment only. Normally the document to be notarized is for use within the United States, although there may be exceptions. If you have multiple documents to be notarized, you should only make one appointment unless you have more than ten documents. Include all the signees’ names in the Name and Last Name box when scheduling it. You will pay USD 50, at the Embassy on your day of appointment, for each notary seal required.
On the day of your appointment, you must:
- Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
- Bring the complete, unsigned documents to be notarized printed on one-sided paper. Double-sided paper is not acceptable. Even if there are pages that do not require signature or seals, you must present the entire packet.
- Present a valid government-issued ID such as a passport, U.S. driver’s license or Argentine DNI. The name on the documents must be the same as the name on your ID. No student ID is accepted
- Pay USD 50 per notary seal. Payment may be made in cash (dollars/pesos) or by an international credit card (the amount charged will be in USD). We cannot accept mutilated, soiled, marked, or torn dollar bills.
- Be of sound mind and understand the document you want notarized. Consular staff is not permitted to explain contents to you.
- If your notary service requires a witness, you must arrange for your own witnesses. Consular staff cannot witness your documents.
- FOR CORPORATIONS TO INCLUDE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES (LLC): If you are notarizing a document as a corporate representative, bring evidence of your status in the corporation.
- True copies for W7 form/ITIN: The applicant is required to appear in person and bring the original document(s) with photocopies. You may arrange for a third party to submit the document and copy. If so, the third party is required to bring a written authorization from the applicant (no need to be notarized). We cannot provide true copies of Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.
For information on Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) and availability of Acceptance Agents located outside of the United States, click here for information on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website.
Examples of Notarial Services Performed At No Charge
- DS-3053: To notarize a DS-3053 Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport To a Minor Under Age 16 (PDF, 345K), please review the instructions listed on the form, the information fields that must be completed, and bring your original, valid, government-issued photo ID as well as a photocopy of both sides. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.
- Power of Attorney (in conjunction with U.S. passport applications): When both parents are unable to be personally present to apply for a minor’s U.S. passport, and they wish to designate a third party to do so, they may sign a power of attorney (POA) before a notary public. Note that photocopies of both sides of each parents’ original, valid, government-issued photo ID must be included with the POA. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.
The Embassy cannot apostille or authenticate U.S. or Argentine-issued documents. For additional information, see links under Useful Information below.
For inquiries, please email BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov.