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. Like a notary public in the U.S., the consular official must require the personal appearance of the person requesting the notarial service; establish the identity of the person requesting the service; establish that the person understands the nature, language and consequences of the document to be notarized; and establish that the person is not acting under duress.
Notarial Services are available at the Consular Section between the hours of 1:00pm and 3:30pm, Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, (CLOSED ON MONDAYS) by appointment only. Click here to make an appointment.
If the document is a sworn statement or an acknowledgement, the person requiring the notary service must appear in person and sign in front of the notary. If the document requires witnesses in addition to the notary, please note that you must bring your own witnesses to the Embassy. Consular staff at the Embassy cannot serve as witnesses.
An authentication is the placing of the consular seal over the seal of a foreign authority whose seal and signature is on file with the American embassy or consulate. A consular authentication in no way attests to the authenticity of the contents of a document but merely to the seal and signature of the issuing authority.
Authentication of American Academic Credentials for Use Abroad: U.S. embassies and consulates cannot authenticate diplomas or other documents from universities and other schools in the United States or provide notarial services related to such credentials. In an effort to be of assistance to persons who wish to present academic credentials from the United States for use abroad, the following link provides step-by-step guidance: http://travel.state.gov/law/judicial/judicial_5188.html#
Fees Per Notary Seal (Cash Only):
Notarial, Oath, or Acknowledgement $50.00 or SR190.00
Authentication $50.00 or SR190.00