Embassy in United States


Updated date: 08/08/2019

General information on Legalizations

The Consular Section in Washington D.C. can only authenticate chamber of commerce certificates from the states of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia.

As of September 1, 2014, the Consular Section of the Embassy of Argentina accepts only walk-in applications for legalizations. Applications sent by mail are no longer accepted. Please submit original documents only. Neither photocopies nor scanned or faxed copies will be accepted.


Embassy of Argentina

Consular Section

1811 Q Street NW

Washington, DC 20009



The Consulate cannot authenticate any of the following documents.
Birth, marriage and death certificates; diplomas and school transcripts; powers of attorney; assignments; affidavits and miscellaneous statements

Price lists and commercial invoices must have the seal and authorized signature of a registered chamber of commerce from the State where the goods were produced.

Certificates of free-sale, certificates of reconditioning (repair), Certificates of formula (ingredients), and Certificates of end use, must be notarized and certified by the county clerk.

Turn Around Time: Applications are given a 5 to 10 business day service. The Consulate's Legalizations Department is open Monday through Friday, 08:00AM - 12:30PM for submission and pick-up, and 02:00PM - 04:00PM for telephone inquiries only. Times may vary at other Consulates General.

Fee: The fee is US$ 200 per document (price list or commercial invoice), payable by money order only (please provide a separate money order for each document) to the “Embassy of Argentina”).

Certificates of Origin

As per Resolution MEYOySP No 381/96 of the Argentine Ministry of Economy, all certificates of origin must:

  • List the goods to be exported to Argentina.
  • Include the vendor's commercial invoice number/s.
  • Bear the raised seal and signature of a registered chamber of commerce, stating that it has examined the manufacturer's invoice or shipper's affidavit concerning the origin of the merchandise, and, according to the best of its knowledge and belief, finds that the products named originated solely in the United States of America.
  • Be submitted together with a letterhead statement by which the president of the chamber authorizes the designate member of the organization to authenticate certificates of origin on its behalf. This is to make sure that we can refer to and keep for future reference a clear, original sample (neither photocopies nor scanned copies are valid) of the authorized person's signature.

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