If you arrive at the consulate without an appointment, you will be asked to return after securing an appointment.
Consular Officers provide a service similar to the functions of a notary public in the United States. Notarial services are available to all U.S. citizens and foreign nationals with documents for use in the United States.
Notary services are offered by appointment only Mondays through Thursdays. Please note: if you arrive more than 15 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, you will be asked to schedule a new appointment. Only ten (10) documents may be notarized per appointment. If you have more than ten (10) documents to be notarized, you will have to make additional appointments (one appointment per ten documents).
There is no fee to make an appointment, but you will need to pay a $50 USD fee for each document notarized by the consular officer. 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. Driver’s license, passport or DNI are acceptable; a student ID is not;
- Fee (U.S. dollars, Argentine pesos, or international credit card, which will be charged in USD).
- 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.
If your notary service requires witnesses, you must arrange for your own witnesses. Consular Officers and staff may not serve as witnesses.
The following documents can be notarized at the U.S. Embassy by appointment:
- Real estate documents
- Powers of attorney
- Forms for U.S. courts
- Saving bonds
- True copies for W7 form: 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.
Things to consider:
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.
We cannot translate, authenticate or provide true copies of academic credentials or other documents. We cannot provide Medallion Signature Guarantees and cannot notarize Affidavits of Support.
If you are not sure if your document can be notarized at the Embassy, please email BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov. The subject line of your email should state “Notarial Question” and the email should include information about the type of document you wish to have notarized and where it will be used. We will inform you whether the document can be notarized at the Embassy.