The Consular Section provides notarial services to U.S. citizens for use in the U.S. or abroad, or to aliens for use in the U.S.
Visit our appointment website to schedule an appointment for notarial services.
If your document requires more than five legalizations, please schedule two appointments.
PLEASE do not bring laptops nor large bags. They are not allowed within the Embassy.
If you have doubts that a specific notarial service can be performed, please contact the Consular Section at firstname.lastname@example.org
For us to notarize your documents, you must:
If the notarial deed requires a witness to sign next to the notary, please bring witnesses with you and indicate their names as you book your appointment. Consular Section staff may NOT be witnesses for notarial purposes, though some documents authorize the Consul to act both as witness and notary. Please read the document to be signed under oath before you come to the Consular Section.
USD 50 or the equivalent amount in EUR for each consular seal/signature. Payment must be in cash or credit card but no V-pay.
The Embassy does not provide background check services. Please do not schedule an appointment for this.
Information on applying for a criminal background check is available here and on the Federal Bureau of Investigation website Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) in order to obtain an Identity History Summary Check (FBI Report). Alternatively you can contact the state/local police department where you reside or last resided in the United States to request that they conduct a criminal records search and provide you with a document reflecting that there is no history of a criminal record.
Please be advised that the U.S. Embassy is not allowed to provide any type of certification regarding U.S. issued driver’s license as these documents are state issued and any certification required must come from the relevant state. If required, you must obtain a record from the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles.
A consular officer cannot perform a Medallion Signature Guarantee (which is a special type of signature acknowledgement sometimes required for the exchange of securities.) For more information, see the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website .