British Ambassador to Argentina
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.
We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact the British Embassy Buenos Aires as soon as possible.
For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:
- you have never applied for a British passport before
- you are applying on behalf of a child
An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.
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.
We accept payment by Visa, Visa Electron UK, MasterCard, Maestro UK, or cash in the local currency on the day of the appointment.
Book an appointment for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Buenos Aires.
Details of how to get a passport extension can be found here. If you want to make an appointment, contact our Consular section using the details at the foot of this page.
Information about official documents, certificates, letters, and notes available, including whether or not you need to book an appointment with us.
Information on the current cost of fee-bearing services.
Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.
For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website.
Please note that the British Embassy cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.
Living in Argentina
We also produce a guide for British nationals who live in Argentina who need information about services that are not provided by our Consulates, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.
How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
Births, deaths and marriages
This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas & Immigration page.
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
do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, 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
UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in all our consular offices
What our consulates cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, 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
help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
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 will have to pay back)
make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
make business arrangements on your behalf
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.Access and opening times
British Embassy Buenos Aires: Consular