Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa

The Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa and its Consulates provide consular assistance to Argentinian citizens in Canada. The Consulates also serve foreigners who want to visit, work or reside in Argentina.

This guide contains all you need to know about document legalization at the Argentinian Embassy/Consulate, including processing times, fees, and how to submit your documents.

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The Argentina Embassy in Ottawa has two Argentinian Consulates: one in Toronto and one in Montreal. To legalize your documents, you need to visit or mail your documents to one of the Consulates – make sure that the Consulate corresponds to where you live. The Consulates only legalize documents that have first been authenticated by Global Affairs Canada.

The Argentinian Consulates also offer other consular services, including visa issuance, signature certification, police record checks, certification of residency, temporary passports, and certification that a document has been seen by the Argentinian Consulate. They also offer information about entering and exiting the country with firearms or with pets, and transportation of human remains or ashes to Argentina.

Contact details

Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa

Argentina Consulate in Toronto

Argentina Consulate in Montreal

Opening Hours

Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa

Argentina Consulate in Toronto

Argentina Consulate in Montreal

Payment methods

You can pay for your legalized documents by certified check or money order issued to the “Consulate General of Argentina”.


What is an Argentina legalization/apostille?

Your Canadian documents need to be legalized to be valid for use in Argentina. This process is conducted by the Consulates of Argentina in Toronto and Montreal.

This process is sometimes called attestation, authentication, or apostille. Canada cannot issue apostilles because it is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention. Therefore, the correct term for the Canadian-Argentinian process is authentication and legalization. This is the equivalent of an apostille.

Before your Canadian document can be accepted for use in Argentina, you must first submit it for authentication at Global Affairs Canada and then for legalization at an Argentinian Consulate.

Areas of Jurisdiction

It’s important to note that the Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa doesn’t offer consular services. Therefore, for consular procedures such as legalization of documents, passport processing, visas, etc., you must visit or get in touch with one of the following Consulates depending on where you live.

Embassy/Consulate Jurisdiction Address
Argentinian Consulate in Toronto
Ontario (except the City of Ottawa), Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, The Northwest Territories, The Yukon, Nunavut

5001 Yonge Street, Suite 201.
Toronto, ON
M2N 6P6, Canada

Argentinian Consulate in Montreal
City of Ottawa, Québec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
2000 rue Peel, Suite 600, Montreal, QC H3A 2W5, Canada

It’s important to check each consulate’s jurisdiction before submitting your documents.

The Legalization process at the Argentina Embassy

You can either legalize your documents in person or by mail at one of the Argentinian Consulates.


  1. Before submitting your document to the Consulate, obtain authentication from Global Affairs Canada. If it is a commercial document, you can authenticate it via the Canadian Chamber of Commerce instead.
  2. Make an appointment before visiting. You can find the contact details in the respective section of this article.
  3. Take your ID with you to the Consulate.
  4. Present the original document for legalization.
  5. Pay the fee via money order or certified check.


By mail

  1. Before submitting your document to the Consulate, obtain authentication from Global Affairs Canada. If it is a commercial document, you can have it authenticated by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce instead.
  2. Include an envelope, postage stamps, and a photocopy of your ID.
  3. Include also a certified check or money order issued to the “Consulate General of Argentina” in a closed envelope addressed to the Consulate General of Argentina.
  4. When filling in the Global Affairs Canada form, make sure to fill in the details that request it to forward the authenticated documents directly to the relevant Argentinian Consulate.
  5. You will receive your documents back by mail.


To legalize certificates of origin

  1. The certificate can be original or a copy.
  2. It must have been issued in the last 360 days.
  3. On the back, you need to sign a sworn statement indicating the full name and address of the importer in Argentina, the date and number of the commercial invoice, and the part of the shipment that is being re-exported to Argentina.


To legalize commercial invoices

  1. You need to present a copy of the original commercial invoice.
  2. The commercial invoice must have the certificate of origin number, and the description of the goods must correlate with that on the certificate of origin.

Argentina Legalization FAQ

Here is a helpful table outlining the fees for legalizing each type of document.
Document for legalization Fee in CAD
Public or private document 75.00
Certificate related to civil/marital status 50.00
Diploma 62.50
Parental consent issued by a Notary Public 50.00
Public or private documents of commercial nature 250.00
Your documents will be processed and returned in 5 working days. This is from the date of the arrival via the prepaid envelope. You can also opt for rush processing, where your documents will be legalized within 48 hours. This comes at an additional fee of 50 CAD per document.

The Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa legalizes the following documents, provided that they have first been authenticated by Global Affairs Canada:

  • Public documents
  • Private documents
  • Civil status certificates
  • Marital status certificates
  • Diplomas
  • Parental consent issued by a Notary Public
  • Public documents of commercial nature
  • Private documents of commercial nature

No, you don’t need to translate your documents. You’ll just need to have them authenticated by Global Affairs Canada. However, the Argentinian entity where you will be using your documents may ask for a translation, so check with them prior to submitting your documents for authentication and legalization.

Yes, you do. Official documents such as educational ones must be legalized under Argentinian law by verifying the signatures on the documents.
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Other Consular Services offered by the Embassy of Argentina in Canada

Apart from legalization services, the Argentine Embassy in Canada provides consular services for Argentinians residing in Canada and Canadians and other foreigners who are traveling or moving to Argentina.

Below is a list of services offered by the Embassy:

  • Visas
  • Signature certification
  • Police record checks
  • Certification of residency
  • Passports
  • Certification that a document has been seen by the Argentinian Consulate


You can find detailed information about each of these services on the Toronto Argentina Consulate’s website and the Montreal Argentina Consulate’s website.

Argentina Embassy FAQs

Yes, Argentina has an Embassy in Ottawa Canada, and two Argentinian Consulates:

  • Argentina Consulate in Toronto
  • Argentina Consulate in Montreal


Addresses and contact details are provided in the Legalization section of this guide.

Yes, there is an Embassy in Buenos Aires and a Consulate in Asunción. Here are the contact details:

Embassy of Canada in Buenos Aires
Tagle 2828
C1425EEH Buenos Aires

Tel: (54-11) 4808-1000
Fax: (54-11) 4808-1111
Email: [email protected]

Consulate of Canada in Asunción
Edificio Citicenter, Avenida Mariscal Francisco Solano López 3794 (Cruz del Chaco entrance), 5th floor, Asunción

Tel: (595-21) 227-207
Fax: (595-21) 227-208
Email: [email protected]

The Argentinian ambassador in Canada is Josefina Martinez Gramuglia.

Permits to reside, work, and/or study in Canada are granted by the Canadian authorities and not the Embassy of Argentina.

For information on working in Canada, you should visit the Citizenship and Immigration website.

Canadian citizens are being urged to avoid non-essential travel to any country – including Argentina. If you urgently need to fly to Argentina, make sure to contact the Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa to get the latest information on the correct procedure.

In normal times, the Canadian government recommends taking normal security precautions while visiting Argentina.

To visit Argentina as a tourist, you don’t need a visa. However, you’ll need a visa if you’re visiting Argentina for other purposes.
You should contact the relevant Consulate, depending on where you’re living, to set up an appointment. Then, make sure you have all the required documents and submit them along with paying the consular fee. Finally, attend the visa interview.

Canadian citizens can stay in Argentina as tourists for 90 days, and this can be renewed in Argentina before the time expires. This allows you to sample life in Argentina. If you’re sure about moving, there are other visa options which allow you to stay longer: investment visa, a pensioner visa and a financier visa. The pensioner and financier visa are tied to a minimum monthly income. The investment visa requires a financial investment in a business or commercial activity in Argentina.

After two years of temporary residency, you can apply for permanent residency and eventually dual citizenship.

You can find more information on the process to follow on the Argentina immigration website.

Yes, they can. Argentinians can obtain a Canadian Study Permit. To do so, you’ll need the following documents:

  • A valid passport
  • Proof of acceptance by a designated learning institution in Canada
  • Proof of funds in Argentina
  • Passport-sized photos
  • An Immigration Medical Examination (IME)
  • Where required, Argentinians will need to prove that they are proficient in English by presenting an exam score
  • A statement that outlines your purpose for travel: study
  • A credit card

Yes, you can be provided that you have been studying in Canada for at least 2 years. You can do so via the Canadian Experience Class program.


You should now have a better understanding of the legalization process at the Embassy of Argentina in Ottawa and its Consulates, together with the other consular services offered by them.

Admittedly, authentication and legalization can get complicated: there are multiple entities involved in the process, as well as specific procedures to follow.

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