A famous landscape
Argentina comes from a Latin word "argentum” which signifies “plata” which in Spanish means silver. The meaning of Argentina’s name extends back to maiden expeditions made by Spanish conquerors to the Río de la Plata. The expedition was undertaken by Juan Díaz de Solís. They found native people in the area who extended gifts of silver trinkets as presents.
Argentina is known worldwide for its gorgeous landscapes, lively culture featuring its’ passionate Tango, history, architecture, cosmopolitan night life and Beef. Not everyone knows that Argentina is the world’s eighth largest country. Argentina occupies almost the entire southern half of South America surrounded by Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and even Brazil and Uruguay. Argentina consists of close to two dozen provinces including a federal district and famous city of Buenos Aires. The Argentine Constitution has established a Republic under a representative and also a federal system; there are three separate areas of government which include the executive, legislative and judicial branches.
There can be a numerous reasons why you would travel to Argentina: tourism, visiting friends and relatives, getting married, selling or buying property, establishing a business, but one should always remember that before embarking on a voyage to Argentina to bring certain documents with them. What types of documents should you bring? Well, it is advised to be prepared properly in order for an easy transition when having your documents reviewed by the Argentinian authorities.
First of all, all documents have to be translated into Spanish. What’s more, the translation has to be approved by the Argentinian Embassy. Secondly, all United States government and court documents have to bear a special stamp – an Apostille stamp. Luckily Argentina is a party to the Hague Convention of 1961. Bear in mind that the same applies to those documents executed before a notary public.
According to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents, an Apostille needs to be placed on Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates or Decrees, Death Certificates, High School Diplomas, University Degrees, transcripts, medical certificates for visas, Powers of Attorney for Corporate documents to be valid internationally.
Something to look out for
If you are transporting goods there is a special caveat. Please be aware that upon entering Argentina it might be necessary to produce a Visto. If not sure how and what has to be done please contact a professional.
A & M Logos International, Inc. will gladly assist you in obtaining proper documentation and an Apostille for Argentina.
We are pleased to provide information on countries that are members of the Hague Convention and on those that are not parties to the treaty and require a special process of legalization.
Kindly contact our agency to acquire an Apostille or to retrieve United States issued documents.