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Argentina - Apply for New Born Identity (DNI/Documento Nacional de Identidad)

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The ID card is a document that can be used for conducting all public and private transactions such as banking, immigration, lobbying public finance, trade, social security, and even to vote.

Newborn Identity Card is the first identification that is given to newborns at the time of registration. Registered newborn will be given an ID card bearing a permanent individual registration number.


  • Argentine citizens

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All offices of the Civil Registry accepts applications for the issuance of new DNI.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  • Contact the registrar or Documentation Center to apply for an ID. If you live in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires you can go to the Management and Participation Centers, or you can arrange your ID at the Quick Center of the Ministry of Interior and Transportation. If you have registered elsewhere in the country, you can go to the following Quick Documentation Centres, subject to perform the procedure in the Civil Registry delegations of their respective districts or cities.
  • The new ID card is delivered directly to the address stated by the citizen, through certified mail, upon presentation of proof of application. The mail service will visit the given address twice, undelivered ID's will be sent to the office where the application was processed, where it will be available for pickup.

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Required Documents

  • Birth certificate, signed and sealed by public officer originally issued at the time of birth registration. Certificate is NOT accepted.
  • If there is a guardian should exhibit guardianship court testimony (original).


The processing of ID for newborns throughout the national territory is free.

ID's will be delivered with no additional cost.

For other rates:


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time

ID's will be delivered 15 days after application procedures.

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Interior and Transport

May 25 101/145 C1002ABC - Buenos Aires

Contact Numbers: (54 11) 4339-0800


Email Contact Form:

Management and Participation Centers

Quick Documentation Centres

Civil Registry Offices

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

  • Getting an ID:


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