Single Status Certificate in Argentina - Procedure & Requirements

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What is it?

A Single Status Certificate in Argentina is an official document issued by the Argentine government that confirms an individual’s current marital status as single. This certificate is often required for various legal purposes, including marriage, immigration, and other legal procedurals, both within Argentina and abroad.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for individuals who are planning to get married abroad, applying for a foreign residency or citizenship, or need to provide proof of single status for any legal or administrative process. Ideal customers include expatriates, immigrants, and anyone requiring documentation of their marital status for international procedures.


  1. Visit the Argentine Civil Registry Office (Registro Civil) in your locality.
  2. Fill out the application form for a Single Status Certificate (Certificado de Estado Civil).
  3. Submit the completed form along with required documentation (see below).
  4. Pay the applicable fee for the processing of your application.
  5. Wait for the processing period, which may vary depending on the jurisdiction.
  6. Collect your Single Status Certificate when notified, or request for it to be mailed to your address.

Required documents

  • Valid identification (e.g., DNI for Argentinians or Passport for foreigners).
  • Proof of current address (can be obtained from utility bills or bank statements).
  • Completed application form (available at the Registro Civil or its official website).
  • Birth certificate (obtained from the civil registry where you were born; may require translation if not in Spanish).

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Additional details

  • The processing time for a Single Status Certificate can vary, so it’s advisable to apply well in advance of when you need the document.
  • If you need the certificate for use abroad, it may require an Apostille for international recognition.
  • Fees for the certificate can vary depending on the jurisdiction and urgency of processing.


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