Notarial Services

Usual practices

Documents issued in Canada: As Canada is not a member of the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, 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: In general, documents issued in Argentina and which are 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.
    • i. Make sure you ask for
      • a) an “habilitado” authentication (not an “apostille”)
      • b) a traditional signature and seal (the Embassy does not authenticate digital signatures)
  2. The Embassy of Canada in Buenos Aires

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

Notarial services provided by the Embassy

  1. Authentication of signatures (CAD 50)
    The Embassy authenticates the signatures of officers of:
    • the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. Attestation of signatures / affidavits (CAD 50)
    A consular officer may witness /attest your signature on a document to be presented in Canada (appointment required).
  3. Authentication of photocopies (CAD 20). 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.

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.

Notarial fees and method of payment

Consular Section (Services for Canadians) and hours of operation

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