The Consular Section provides notarial services, including certifications of true copies, the administration of oaths, and powers of attorney, by appointment only.
Embassy personnel are only able to authenticate documents issued by the U.S. federal government. Please note that Embassy personnel are unable to authenticate educational documents and civil registry documents that have not been first authenticated by the U.S. Department of State (see the Department’s Office of Authentications website for more information). Many states accept documents notarized online; applicants may refer to the specific State Notary Handbook to determine if they are able to avail of this option.
For fee information, please see the Department of State fee chart (PDF 146 KB).
For attestation of accreditation for holders of academic degrees from accredited U.S. colleges and universities, please visit the recent guidelines by the Public Affairs Section.
Note: If you schedule an appointment for passport services, please remember to bring two forms of identification, including your passport. The guards will need to keep one form of identification while you are in the building.
Note: if your notarized document must be witnessed, please be aware that applicants must bring witness(es) with them to the appointment. Witnesses names must be provided with appointment request in order to confirm access.