Of course we picked one of the most stringent Hague Convention countries to travel through with Mac on the one trip Chuck isn’t able to make. Typically we plan our trips for Summer or Spring Break when Chuck is off of work. This trip geography plays a role, it is a Summer trip…for the Southern Hemisphere. School is in session at home that Chuck has to stay behind.
We are a blended family, we are used to needing to obtain documents and permission to travel. That was all a cake walk compared to what is required for traveling through Argentina. I could only find the requirements on the Atlanta Argentina Consulate Website and confirmed via phone call to the Washington DC Consulate.
Step 1: Official Birth Certificate
Step 2: Apostille Registrar of Vital Records on Birth Certificate from Maryland Secretary of State. This required a trip to Annapolis to present the document in person.
Step 3: Complete Travel Consent Form
Step 4: Notarize Travel Consent Form. A requirement for notary acceptance is the embossed seal not the notary stamp. The third notary had the needed embossed seal.
Step 5: Verification of Notary by Clerk of Court. Quick trip to the local courthouse to obtain this verification.
Step 6: Apostille Clerk of Court from Maryland Secretary of State. Second required trip to Annapolis to present this packet in person.
Step 7: Translation of above documents into Spanish.
All of this is now complete and with our documents for travel. The cruise line changed our itinerary thankfully without any new countries added. We’ll just keep that email with the packet.