Comprehensive Criminal Background Check in Argentina

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What is it?

A Criminal Background Check in Argentina is a formal process to obtain a certificate documenting an individual’s criminal history (or lack thereof). This service is essential for various legal, employment, and immigration purposes. It ensures that individuals can prove their clean record or address any documented criminal history.

Who needs it?

This service is ideal for individuals who need to demonstrate their criminal history status for immigration, employment, or legal purposes. This includes expats applying for visas, job seekers needing clearance for employment, and those involved in legal matters either domestically or internationally.


  1. Locate your nearest Registro Nacional de Reincidencia office or an authorized center offering the service.
  2. Prepare the required documents as listed below.
  3. Submit an application either in person or online through the official website.
  4. Wait for the application to be processed. This can take a few days to several weeks.
  5. Pick up your certificate in person or receive it via mail, depending on your chosen method of delivery.

Required documents

  • Identification (DNI for Argentine citizens, passport for foreigners).
  • Completed application form (available online or at the office).
  • Proof of legal residence (if applying as an expat).
  • Payment receipt of the processing fee (available through bank transfer or at the office).

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Applications can be made in person or online through the official Argentine Ministry of Justice website.
  • Certificates need to be translated and apostilled if being used abroad.
  • Processing times vary; expedited services may be offered for a higher fee.
  • Ensure that any previous criminal history is disclosed accurately to avoid any delays or rejections.


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