Get Your National Identity Document in Argentina Easily

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What is it?

The National Identity Document (DNI) in Argentina is an official identification card issued to all Argentine citizens and permanent residents. It is a crucial document that serves multiple purposes, such as verifying your identity, accessing public services, banking, and voting. The DNI is a central aspect of everyday life in Argentina and is mandatory for individuals 14 years old and above.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for Argentine citizens, both new and old, and permanent residents who need to obtain or renew their National Identity Document (DNI). Additionally, expatriates and immigrants setting up their lives in Argentina will find this information invaluable to ensure a smooth transition into Argentine society.


  1. Schedule an appointment online through the Argentine government’s official website or visit your nearest Civil Registry Office (Registro Civil).
  2. Gather all required documents, including proof of identity and residence.
  3. Attend your appointment and submit the necessary paperwork.
  4. Get your photograph taken and provide your fingerprints at the Civil Registry Office.
  5. Pay any applicable fees.
  6. Await processing, which typically takes a few weeks.
  7. Collect your DNI from the designated office or receive it by mail if applicable.

Required documents

  • Original birth certificate (obtainable from the Civil Registry Office where you were registered).
  • Proof of residence (utility bill, rental agreement, etc.).
  • Previous DNI (if renewing or replacing).
  • Passport (for foreigners and expatriates if available).

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • The new Argentine ID card design includes enhanced security features.
  • Shipping items to Argentina through Amazon might incur additional steps.
  • The Pope carries the Argentine DNI, emphasizing its cultural importance.
  • Expats in Argentina may have specific inquiries about their national identity documentation.


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