Proxies and notarial deeds
Public deeds are used in order that a representative in the Argentine Republic can carry out acts or business on behalf of the represented person. By law, State officers have the powers to extend abroad proxies and other notarial deeds so that these may be valid in the Argentine Republic.
In order to work at notarial document before this Consular Representative it is necessary that the petitioner delivers a "draft" of the disposals he/she wants to express in the proxy, in order to avoid eventual mistakes or differences in the interpretation relevant to the real bounds of the act that one wants to formalize (to sum up, this would be the text of the authorization).
This draft must show:
All data of the person giving the power (document and transaction number) with which the principal accredits legally his/her identity before the Consular General, place and date of birth, nationality, marital status and usual address).
All data of the person taking the power (document and transaction number, data and place of birth, nationality, civil state and adress).
Every power that the grantor wants to delegate to his/her representative, avoiding general terms (it is advisable that an Argentine Notary draws up the draft).
On the day of the appointment, the petitioner has to turn up with:
D.N.I. in original.
Copy of the draft.
The sum necessary to make a cash payment for the consular fee (the consular tax is equal to 80 Euros every 25 lines or fraction).
The notary documents shipped to Argentine Consulates need the practice of “signature authorization” - free of expenses - at the Departamento de Legalizaciones of the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio Internacional y Culto, whose offices are in calle Arenales n.819, Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic.
The average waiting time for the appointment is about of 20/30 days, according to the number of requests.
If the person concerned does not possess the draft or wants the document to be done in Italy, he/she can do it in the following way:
Apply to an Italian Notary Public.
Legalize the proxy at the Public Prosecutor's Office of the competent Court (that is, where the notary has registered his signature) with "Apostille of the Hague Convention".
Send the document to Argentina, where a translator public will do the translation.