Chargé d’Affaires, British Embassy, Buenos Aires
We develop political, cultural, economic and commercial ties to improve Britain and Argentina's relationship.
We contribute towards increasing bilateral trade and investment and by promoting sustainable, low carbon economic growth. We champion UK values and work with a wide range of Argentine organisations and institutions who share similar values in areas such as human rights, climate change and science and innovation.
We provide consular assistance for British nationals, offering help appropriate to each individual circumstance.
Services for British nationals
If you’re in Argentina and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call (011) 4808 2200. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Argentina, call 020 7008 1500.
Get or renew a passport
The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.
Get an emergency travel document
If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible. Call us before making an appointment if you’ve never applied for a British passport before or if you’re applying for a child under the age of 16. You are advised to obtain a police report for a lost passport as well as for a stolen passport as the Argentine authorities will request to see it on departure.
Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Argentina, see travel advice for Argentina.
Get a visa
The British embassy can’t help with visa enquiries.
If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.
If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.
For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.
For information on getting married in Argentina, see getting married abroad.
Register a birth or death
If the death occurred in Argentina and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you’re in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.
Support if you’ve been arrested
We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Argentina. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.
Notarial and documentary services
We may be able to offer some notarial services, such as making a certified copy of a British passport and some information notes. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
The British Embassy in Buenos Aires only provides legalisation services on Paraguayan public documents for use in the UK. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on this service.
Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).
Local service providers
Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Argentina. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK government.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds.
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital.
- help people with mental illness.
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing people and kidnapping.
- contact family or friends for you if you want.
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad.
For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.
General information on living in Argentina.
What the embassy cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid.
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers.
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people.
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you’ll have to pay back).
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation.
- make business arrangements on your behalf.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Argentina.
Feedback on our services
We are keen to improve our services. If you have been in contact with our Consular staff in Buenos Aires we would welcome your feedback on what we did well and your suggestions on what we could have done differently or better. Please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
British Embassy Buenos Aires
Dr Luis Agote 2412 (1425)
General enquiries +54 11 4808-2200
Fax +54 11 4808-2274
Open to the public: Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm. Office hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:30pm; Friday: 8:45am to 2:00pm. See Access and opening times to make an appointment for notarial services.
British Embassy Buenos Aires: Consular