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Certificate of Criminal Records

Certificate of Criminal Records

Please note that the certificate is not issued by this Consulate. The process starts at this Consulate (Step 1) but you will then need to authorise someone in Argentina (agent, friend or family member) to submit the application at the “Registro Nacional de Reincidencia” on your behalf (Step 2 - 4).

Step 1:

a) Fill in the following online form from the “Registro Nacional de Reincidencia”: http://www.dnrec.jus.gov.ar/InicioTramite/

Note: You can find at the end of this page a step by step guide in order to help you complete the application form. 

Download and print the forms.

b) Request an appointment at the Argentine Consulate in London via email to clond@mrecic.gov.ar

Please state in that email your full name, nationality, passport number, email and phone number. Your email will be answered in the next 3 working days and you will be granted an appointment within the next 10 working days. 

c) Appointment at the Consulate: 

Requirements for the appointment:

- Argentineans: valid ID and valid argentine passport // Foregners: valid passport

- Printed version of the completed form and authorization http://www.dnrec.jus.gov.ar/InicioTramite/ (do not sign the form, you will sign it the day of the appointment).  

The day of the appointment the Consular Clerk will review your application for the Criminal Record Certificate, will take your fingerprints and certify your signature in the authorisation form.

Cost: This part of the process has an aproximate cost of 69 pounds. All consular fees must be paid via debit card.

Step 2: 

After the appointment you will have to post to your representative in Argentina the forms issued by this Consulate, along with the supporting documents that we will indicate.

The representative must go to “Registro Nacional de Reincidencia” Headquaters or any of the offices within the provinces, and submit the Application and Authorisation issued by this Consulate. For more information about this process visit: www.jus.gob.ar/tramites-y-servicios/antecedentes-penales/antecedentes-penales.aspx

Note: If you do not know someone in argentina who could present your documents for you, you can contact an agency to do it for you. In the following link you can find a list of agencieshttp://www.clond.mrecic.gov.ar/node/26345

Step 3: 

You will be able to download online the Criminal Record Certificate at the “Registro Nacional de Reincidencia” web page with the code that your repersentative was given when he/she presented your documents.

To download the certificate: http://www.dnrec.jus.gov.ar/rnr-certificado 

Step 4: 

If you have been required to legalise the Certificate with the Apostille of the Hague Convention in Argentina it can be done by your representative in argentina at the Argentine Foreign Office or at Notary Public Association (Colegio de Escribanos). For more information about the Apostille https://www.argentina.gob.ar/legalizar-o-apostillar-un-documento