Embajada de Australia
Argentina, Paraguay y Uruguay

Consular assistance

We assist Australians overseas within limits. Our capacity to assist is influenced by local laws and conditions, international rules governing consular work, and by the cooperation offered by persons and organisations. This does not diminish the obligation of Australian citizens to keep themselves informed on the situation in the country likely to affect their safety or to meet costs incurred in rendering assistance.


In the event of an emergency during business hours, please call the Embassy:

  • Australian Embassy in Buenos Aires: +54 11 4779 3500

    In the event of an emergency outside business hours, please call the Consular Emergency Centre:

  • Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra: +61 2 6261 3305 or toll free (local call cost only in Australia) 1300 555 135


Australian Citizenship

Australian citizenship applications are handled by Home Affairs. For information on how to apply for Australian citizenship please visit Home Affairs’ website.


Aussies living in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

Advice for Australians living in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay

  • Taxation issues
  • International driving permits
  • Birth, marriage and death certificates: If you wish to obtain a copy of your Australian birth, marriage or death certificate you may apply through the official web site of the relevant State or Territory’s Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.


Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

South Australia (SA)


New South Wales (NSW)



Northern Territory (NT)




Western Australia (WA)

If a local Argentine authority/registry requests that you submit proof that your marriage certificate issued by an Australian State or Territory does not have marginal notes, please be advised that the Embassy cannot issue personalised letters.  You can download the generalised letter on this link and present it to the relevant authority.

Returning to Australia

Find handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.  



Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand.  Copies of the Statement are available at http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html or by requesting a copy from the Department.