What notarial services do you provide?
I require a witness for my notarial. Can the Consular Officer be my witness?
No, consular officers are unable to act as your witness. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide his or her own witnesses.
I’m not an American citizen but need a notarial service for use in the United States. Can I go to the Embassy for this service?
Can a friend take my document to notarize without me?
No, the individual who will sign the document must appear in person for this service.
I need a criminal record check for the time I spent in the United States. What do I do?
The embassy does not issue criminal background checks and does not provide fingerprinting services. Go to your local police department where you last resided in the United States, request that the police conduct a criminal records search and provide you with a document reflecting that there is no history of a criminal record. Local police departments may require your personal appearance in order to conduct the search. The document should be authenticated for use abroad following our guidance on authentication or legalization of documents.