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Consular officials at any U.S. embassy or consulate abroad can provide a service similar to the functions of a notary public in the United States.
You must schedule an appointment online for Notarial and Authentication Services.
Please ensure that you bring all documents to be notarized or authenticated, some form of photo ID and the applicable fees.
First Notarial Service – US $50.00
*Each Additional Seal – US $50.00
Authentication – US $50.00
* For service provided at the same time in connection with the same transaction.
General Notarial Information
Similar to a public notary in the U.S., the consular official requires the personal appearance of the person requesting the notary service.* For service provided at the same time in connection with the same transaction.
General Notarial Information
Notary services may be performed for any person regardless of nationality as long as the document is to be used within the Jurisdiction of the United States.
Exemplars of notary services we provide include:
- Affidavit: A written or printed declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily, and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the person making it, taken before a consular officer having authority to administer such an oath.
- Oath (or affirmation): Any form of an attestation by which a person signifies that he or she is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully. A person who intentionally makes false statements under oath before a U.S. consular official is punishable for perjury. Affirmation is a solemn and formal declaration that an affidavit is true, that the witness will tell the truth, etc.
- Power of Attorney: Allows you to designate someone to take legal actions on your behalf. A common example of this is empowering someone else to buy or sell property in the United States in your name while you are overseas. We cannot advise you on the specific language or content of a power of attorney, so you may wish to consult a lawyer or other appropriate advisor before coming to see us to have your power of attorney notarized.
- Acknowledgement of Signature: An Acknowledgement of Signature or Acknowledgement of Execution is a notary which verifies that a particular person signed a given document. It is often used for legal agreements, business documents, etc. It is also used when more than two signatures are required on the document but all of the parties who must sign are not present. We can notarize (or acknowledge) only the signatures of those who are present to sign in front of us or appear in front of us and verify that they have signed the document
- Certification of True Copies of Documents: We often get requests to certify true copies of educational transcripts or diplomas, bank statements, court documents, or other such official records. Unfortunately, our offices cannot ordinarily provide certified true copies of documents. Such requests should usually be addressed to the office which issued the document in question. For example, certified true copies of academic records should be requested from the registrar of the institution that originally issued them.