Notarial Services

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If you need a document notarized (acknowledgement, authentication, or certification of a true copy), our consuls can perform notarial services typically performed by notaries public in the United States. Please note that we cannot witness a will, nor can we attest that documents are valid or that statements made are true. We can attest only to the oath taken or signature made by the person making the statements or presenting the documents.

You will need to bring identification and your own witnesses (if necessary) to a notarial appointment. Please schedule an appointment in advance. There is a fee of $50 per required signature, payable by cash (U.S. dollar, or Kwacha equivalent, but no mixing of currencies) or credit card. See our Tips for a Smooth Consular Visit page for additional pointers on notarial services.

In certain circumstances notaries will be performed at no cost.  For example, when a notary is related to preparing ballots while overseas, at the request of a U.S. government agency or when related to a U.S. immigrant visa application, the notary fee will not be charged.  More information can be found here:

Please review the following link for additional information on authentications and apostilles: