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Government of Canada services and information in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the Embassy of Canada to Argentina and Paraguay, in Buenos Aires.

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Citizenship services

The Embassy of Canada in Argentina and Paraguay provides consular and citizenship services on an appointment-only basis. Please be advised that only clients with an appointment will be accepted for in-person services.

Please contact bairs-consular@international.gc.ca for instructions.

Children born abroad to a Canadian mother / father*

(*for children born on or after April 17, 2009, the Canadian mother or father must have been born in Canada or must have been granted Canadian citizenship after immigrating to Canada.)

If you are a Canadian citizen and would like to apply for a certificate of Canadian citizenship for your child born abroad, please download form CIT0001.

The application must be supported by the following documents (original and photocopy):

  1. The child's birth certificate + a translation into English or French by a sworn translator.
  2. The mother's and/or father's proof of Canadian citizenship (Canadian birth certificate or citizenship card). The father or mother must have been Canadian at the time of the child's birth.
  3. Two pieces of identification (Argentine DNI, Paraguayan cédula, passport)
  4. Citizenship photos. Photos instructions are attached to the form. It is your responsibility to check that the photos comply with the specifications.
  5. Receipt of fees paid. Pay your application fees online before you apply for citizenship services.

For additional information on citizenship, visit Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or contact the consular section.

Note: If your child was born in Argentina, he/she will have to leave the country on an Argentine passport. Argentine children are subject to local regulations applicable to the exit of minors from Argentina.

Payment method

Pay your application fees online before you apply for citizenship services.

Details Fee (CAD)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00
Replacement / Update of proof of Canadian citizenship 75.00
Application for a Search of Citizenship Records 75.00

Notarial services

Documents issued in Canada to be presented in Argentina should be legalized by:

  1. Authentication Services Section, Global Affairs Canada
  2. The Argentine Consulate in Toronto or Montreal (depending on the place of issue of the document).

Documents issued in Argentina to be used in Canada should be legalized by:

  1. The Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs/MFA (Spanish only) or a Provincial Notaries Association authorized to legalize on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the provinces. Be sure to ask for:
    • an “habilitado” authentication (not an “apostille”)
    • a traditional signature and seal (the Embassy does not authenticate digital signatures)
  2. The Embassy of Canada in Buenos Aires

Note: The Embassy does not offer advice as to whether or not a certain document should be legalized or translated. This information should come from the institution where the document is to be presented.

Notarial services provided by the Embassy:

Authentication of signatures

The Embassy authenticates the signatures of officers of:

  • the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Attestation of signatures / affidavits

A consular officer may witness /attest your signature on a document to be presented in Canada (appointment required).

Authentication of photocopies

The Embassy may authenticate copies of original documents issued in Argentina which are to be used in Canada. The original documents should bear the legalization of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Both the original and the photocopy should be submitted. The Embassy does not authenticate copies of letters, bank statements, translations or deeds.

Note: The Embassy does not offer certain services which can be provided by notaries public (list of local providers available).

Please check with the Consular Section first if a service can be rendered.

Payment method

Fees are to be paid by credit card. Please complete this credit card authorization form.

Details Fee (CAD)
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00

Passport services

You can pay online for all your passport services before completing your passport application.

The Embassy of Canada in Argentina and Paraguay provides consular and passport services on an appointment-only basis. Please be advised that only clients with an appointment will be accepted for in-person services.

Simplified renewal / Adults only

See if you are eligible for Simplified Renewal.

If you qualify, please submit the following:

  • Form PPTC 482;
  • Your most recent passport;
  • Proof of payment of the required fee or credit card authorization (we no longer accept cash);
  • Two (2) recent identical photos

Check passport processing times.

General application (adults)

If you do not qualify for renewal, you must submit the general application.

  • Form PPTC040 completed and signed by an eligible guarantor;
  • Original proof of Canadian citizenship (Canadian birth certificate or citizenship certificate);
  • Valid id (Canadian, Argentine, Paraguayan, etc.) / original or photocopy signed by the guarantor;
  • Previous Canadian passport (original);
  • Proof of fee payment (to be paid online to Passport Canada, credit or debit card only)
  • Two (2) recent identical photos (one of them signed by the guarantor)

Check passport processing times.

Children (under 16)

Please submit the following:

  • Form PPTC042, completed and signed by an eligible guarantor;
  • Original proof of Canadian citizenship (Canadian birth certificate or citizenship certificate);
  • Valid id (Canadian, Argentine, Paraguayan, etc.) of the child and both parents / original or photocopy signed by the guarantor;
  • Previous Canadian passport (original);
  • If the child has no previous Canadian passport, original long firm birth certificate including the names of the parents. If the birth certificate is not in English or French, please enclose translation;
  • Proof of fee payment (to be paid online to Passport Canada, credit or debit card only)
  • Two (2) recent identical photos (one of them signed by the guarantor)

Lost / Stolen Passports

If your passport was lost or stolen, please contact the Embassy within office hours or the Operations Centre outside office hours. Please provide your next destination and expected travel date.

Requirements for first lost/stolen/damaged passports:

  • PPTC 482 (adults)
  • PPTC203 (PDF- 34 KB)
  • Photos
  • Fee

    Option 1: regular passport CAD 190 or CAD 260 (processing time 20 working days) + lost/stolen fee CAD 45

    Option 2: regular passport CAD 190 or CAD 260 (processing time 20 working days) + lost/stolen fee CAD 45 + Temporary passport CAD 110 (processing time 48/72 hours)

  • Travel itinerary
  • PPTC120: only for Temporary passport

Entry stamp: The new passport will not bear the entry stamp into Argentina. You will have to obtain an exit permit (habilitación de salida) at the Immigration office (Migraciones) or at certain airports (Ezeiza, Aeroparque)

Passports lost and found: As soon as you report the loss or theft of your Canadian passport to the Canadian government, it is automatically cancelled. If you find it, you will not be able to use it.

Payment method

You can pay online for all your passport services before submitting your application.

Details Fee (CAD)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00
Emergency Travel Document (one-way trip) - adult 75.00
Emergency Travel Document (one-way trip) - child 30.00
Temporary Passport (linked to a regular passport application) 110.00
Declaration in lieu of guarantor 50.00
Pick up passport in Canada 20.00
Retention 45.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Benefits for Canadians living abroad.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Voting abroad

Refer to Elections (voting from abroad).

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