Notarial acts that may be performed by the Consular Section include:
- Administering oaths or affirmations to people executing Affidavits
- Certification of True Copies, except of Public Documents, such as birth, death, marriage and divorce record. See Legal Considerations for more information.
- Taking acknowledgments of signatures on documents including Power of Attorney (POA)
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. The current fee for notarial service is $50.
If you need the certification of copies of documents please, bring both originals and copies with you. The Consular staff can also make copies for you; the fee is $1 per page.
The Consular Section cannot provide Apostilles or certified copies of vital records and academic credentials. For more information please, refer to Judicial Assistance on the U.S. Department of State web-site.
Please make an appointment before you visit the Consular Section.