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Argentina - Obtain a Birth Certificate

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A Birth Certificate is a document that proves the identity of the person. Following is the procedure on how to obtain a birth certificate in Argentina.


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  • Parents of the newborn could apply for a birth certificate.
  • It should be managed within 40 days from birth in a delegation of civil status: in hospital or home for the parents.

Required Information

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


  1. Go to a Civil Registry Office. Bring along the necessary documents.
  2. Present identity documents.
  3. The birth certificate will be handed to you.

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Required Documents

  • original medical certificate with seal and signature of the professionals involved
  • ID card (original and photocopy of both parents)
  • If married: book, game or marriage certificate.


To obtain a birth certificate is free of charge.


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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Office Locations & Contacts

Civil Registry Office

Registro Provincial de las Personas
Calle 1 N° 1342 esq. 60
(1900) ­ La Plata

Tel: +54 (0221) 429-6200

Email: Departamento de Relaciones con la Comunidad

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

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