Notarial Services

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Consular Officers provide a service similar to the functions of a notary public in the United States. Notarial services are available regardless of nationality with documents for use in the United States.

Appointments

Notary services are offered by appointment only. A single appointment is sufficient for notarizing a maximum of (10) documents, even when there are witnesses or multiple people involved. If you have more than ten (10) documents to be notarized, you will have to make additional appointments (one appointment per ten documents).

Please note: if you arrive more than 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you will be asked to schedule a new appointment.

Fee Information

The fee for notary services is USD 50 per consular signature. Payment may be made in cash (dollars/pesos) or by an international credit card (the amount charged will be in USD). Payments are done at the Embassy the day of the appointment. Note: Unfortunately, we cannot accept mutilated, soiled, marked, or torn dollar bills

On the day of your appointment, please arrive 15 minutes early for screening and bring:

  • The unsigned completed documents to be notarized;
  • Documents must be printed on one-sided paper; double-sided paper are not acceptable;
  • A valid government-issued ID that includes your signature.  U.S. driver’s license, passport or DNI are acceptable; a student ID is not acceptable;
  • FOR CORPORATIONS TO INCLUDE LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATIONS (LLC): If you are notarizing a document as a corporate representative (member of a corporation), bring evidence of your status in the corporation. This can include—official business documents with your title on corporate letterhead, business cards with your corporate status, legal papers, articles of incorporation, partnership agreements, letters of guardianship or administration, state business registration.

Allowable Documents

The following documents can be notarized at the U.S. Embassy by appointment:

  • Real estate documents
  • Affidavits
  • Powers of attorney
  • Forms for U.S. courts
  • Saving bonds
  • True copies for W7 form/ITIN: The requestor must come in person and must bring the original document(s) with photocopies. You may arrange for a third party to submit the document and copy. Third party must bring a written authorization from the applicant (no need to be notarized).  We cannot provide true copies of Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.

The Embassy is prohibited from issuing apostilles or authenticating U.S. or Argentine-issued documents, such as birth, marriage or death certificates, or driver’s licenses. For details on where to obtain an apostille on an Argentine document, please click here.  For information on where to obtain an apostille on a U.S. document, please click here.

For inquiries, please email BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov.