Notarial Services

The U.S. Embassy provides notarial services (PDF 325 KB) by appointment only.  To make an appointment, visit  If you have multiple documents to be notarized you only need to make one appointment. These appointments are not for Federal Benefits – for more information on Social Security or other benefits, please visit their webpage here. If you need an income verification letter for use with Nicaraguan immigration, please find more information here.

For more information about how to access the consulate click here.

There is no fee to make an appointment, but there is a $50 USD fee for each notary signature/seal.  All fees will be paid at the Embassy on the day of your appointment.  We accept U.S. dollars, credit cards, and Nicaraguan Córdobas, but cannot accept payment in more than one currency per transaction.  Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment to allow sufficient time to pass through Embassy security.

Notarial services provided by the Embassy are primarily for the notarization of documents for use in the United States.  Please note the U.S. Embassy DOES NOT issue apostilles (PDF 265 KB) and we are not able to authenticate (PDF 263 KB) or certify documents (PDF 272 KB).

On the day of your notary appointment, you must:

  • Bring the complete unsigned documents to be notarized.
  • Present a valid government-issued ID with photo and signature such as a passport, driver’s license, or cédula.  The name on the documents must be the same as the name on your ID.
  • Pay $50.00 USD per seal/signature.
  • Understand the document you want notarized.  Consular staff are not allowed to explain contents to you.
  • If your notary service requires a witness, you must arrange for your own witnesses. Our staff cannot act as witnesses.

We will not notarize a blank form.

For more information about notary services, read our Frequently Asked Questions page or visit the Department of State’s website.

Last updated: April 12, 2016

Types of Notarial Services that the Embassy Performs:

Affidavit form

An affidavit is a sworn statement. Affidavits may be used in many different situations for many different purposes. Using our blank Affidavit form (MS Word), you can write out any statement you may wish to make. Please remember not to sign the form before you come to the office. You will need to sign it in front of the Consul. We cannot advise you about the specific language needed in your affidavit, so please consult a lawyer or other advisor for that type of assistance before coming to have the document notarized. Fee: $50.00 for each signature/seal.