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Argentina - Register a Birth

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  1. Go to a Civil Registry Office. Bring along the necessary documents.
  2. Present and submit the documents.
  3. Register the birth of your child by completing a form.
  4. After registration, you will receive your child's birth certificate (Acta de Nacimiento) and the baby's identification papers (DNI).

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Signed and notarized medical certificate of the birth (Certificado de Nacimiento)
  • Parents'original passports and photocopy
  • Marriage certificate (For parents married outside Argentina, translated and certified copies of the marriage certificate are required.)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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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  • If both parents were married in Argentina, then either of them could go to the civil registry office with the required documents.
  • If both parents are unmarried, both of them should go to the civil registry office with the required documents.


Birth registration is free of charge.


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

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

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

Need for the Document[edit]

All births in Argentina must be registered. It should be registered within forty (40) days. It could be done at the hospital or at a Civil Registry Office (Registro Civil).

Information which might help[edit]

Any baby born in Argentina automatically acquires Argentine citizenship. Parents who were not born in Argentina but whose child was born in Argentina can apply for permanent residency.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Registration of the Birth:


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