New Zealand Embassy Buenos Aires, Argentina

Services and Fees

New Zealand has acceded to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.

Argentina is also a party to this Convention. Any Argentine public documents to be used in New Zealand (or New Zealand documents to be used in Argentina) now have a much simpler way of being legalised.

This is done in the following way:

  • The authorities of the state where the document originates attach a certificate in the prescribed form (called an apostille) to the document.
  • The authenticity of the certificate will be able to be determined by checking the certificate against the registry maintained by the Department of Internal Affairs.
  • Documents from Uruguay and Paraguay still need to be legalised.
  • Staff at this Embassy are able to witness Affidavits, Affirmations, Statutory Declarations and other documents for use under New Zealand law. The witnessing must take place at the New Zealand Embassy.


Certifying documents

Certifying documents as true copies of the original (eg. birth or marriage certificates):

Issuing consular letters

Issuing consular letters, issuing consular certificates, taking affidavits, affirmations or statutory declarations (document prepared by solicitor or applicant):

Witnessing signatures

Witnessing signatures on documents (eg. wills, power of attorney, land transfer deeds):

Verifying foreign documents

Verifying local foreign ministry signature/seal on foreign documents for use in New Zealand:

Verifying Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade documents

Verifying Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade signature/seal on documents for use overseas which have been forwarded by the Ministry's Consular Division, or direct by the client, for passing to a foreign mission:

All fees can be in cash.

We do not accept payment by Credit Card.

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