As of today, anyone requiring the legalization of Argentine public documents for submission in a foreign country may schedule an appointment online in order to start the process at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Until now, assistance was only on-site and in order of arrival. The new service allows citizens to choose the appointment date and time that best suits their needs. In addition, an email is sent as a reminder of the requirements for the appointment.
Appointments may be scheduled as of today on the official website of the Ministry: www.cancilleria.gob.ar, under “Apostilla/Legalizaciones: Obtené tu turno on line”, or at: https://www.argentina.gob.ar/legalizar-o-apostillar-un-documento.
The certification includes documents issued by Argentina, as well as Argentine Consulates and foreign representations accredited to Argentina. The most common documents are marriage certificates, certificates of criminal records, certificates of legally authorized driving licences, certificates of birth and academic records or diplomas, among others.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is now included in the National Appointment Scheduling System, a service that is part of the digital single window for all government bodies, Mi.Argentina, an online platform developed by the Undersecretariat for Digital Government of the Ministry of Modernization which allows online appointment scheduling for the different government bodies. The System is intended to allow citizens to schedule their appointments online and plan their timetables in advance, avoiding the time loss of queues. In addition, it allows the bodies concerned to organize the appointment requests and, thus, provide better and faster assistance.