Notarial Services

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Notary Services and Apostille Authentications

Notary services are available by appointment only.  The U.S. embassy is able to notarize documents for U.S. citizens and foreign nationals for documents to be used in the United States. Consular officers can execute notary services on documents including statements made under oath, powers of attorney, affidavits, bills of sale and deeds. Consular officers can also certify photocopies of official documents.

Please bring the following with you to your appointment:

  • A valid passport or identification card
  • The document(s) to be notarized. (Please do not sign the documents until you are in front of a consular officer)
  • The required fee in dollars, kuna, or credit card (personal checks are not accepted).  The fee for notarial services is $50 for each notarial act.
  • If your document needs to be witnessed, please bring your own witness with you. Embassy staff cannot act as witnesses.

Certain notary services are not performed by the American Citizen Services section:

  • Apostille Authentications of U.S. state issued documents (e.g. birth, marriage, death certificates)
  • Medallion Signature Guarantees (The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may be contacted at www.sec.gov)
  • Authentication of U.S. academic credentials

Please note that consular officers are not authorized to help with preparation of legal documents, nor can they offer any legal advice.