Notarial Services

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.

Appointments

Notary services are offered by appointment only  Mondays through Thursdays. 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).

IMPORTANT: immediately after scheduling the notarial appointment, send an e-mail to buenosaires-acs@state.gov including the full name and date of birth of all signers and witnesses who will be appearing at the notarial service appointment. Include in the subject line: “Notarial Appointment [date of the appointment] [name of the principal signer]. Witnesses or signers not previously identified by e-mail will not be permitted to enter the Embassy.

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

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. You must send the full name and date of birth of all signers and witnesses who will be appearing at the notarial service appointment to buenosaires-acs@state.gov immediately after scheduling your appointment.

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.

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 notarize Affidavits of Support and cannot provide Medallion Signature Guarantees. Note: A Medallion Signature Guarantee is not a notarial service, but rather a special procedure related to securities, which can only be performed by an authorized representative of a financial institution participating in a medallion program approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). U.S. consular officers are not authorized to provide a signature guarantee/medallion guarantee service. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may be contacted directly via the internet website, via phone at 1-800-SEC-0330 (investor assistance and complaints), via fax at 202-942-7040, or by mail at Mail Stop 11-2, 450 Fifth Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549.

Inquiries

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.