Notarial Services

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Notarial services for documents destined for use in the United States are available in the Consular Section of the Embassy.  These services are available to all U.S. citizens and to foreign nationals.

To complete a notarial, the Consular Section requires:

  • A valid passport or other government issued photo identification (e.g. U.S. driver’s license)
  • The unsigned document to be notarized
  • Fee of $50 or equivalent in CFA, per signature/seal
  • If your document must be witnessed, please bring your witnesses with photo identification with you.  Consular officers and staff are not permitted to act as witnesses for notary purposes.

This service is available by appointment only.  Appointments must be made online at the State Department’s Appointment System web page.  Payments are made at the time of appointment using cash or credit card.  We do not accept checks.

Please be aware that the Embassy cannot notarize your signature on a document that will be used anywhere other than in the United States.

Please note that the Embassy cannot authenticate diplomas or other documents from universities and other schools in the United States or provide notarial services related to such credentials.  For guidance on how to obtain such records, please see Authentication of American Academic Credentials for Use Abroad on the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page.