Notarial services are provided for American citizens and for individuals of any nationality requiring notarization of documents to be used in the United States.
Each notarial service is by appointment only. A single appointment is sufficient even when there are witnesses or multiple people are involved. Please do not book two appointments for the same item of business. Please take the time to read the following useful tips for those using the service.
- The fee per Consular seal is US$50.
- Be sure to bring your passport or government issued photo I.D., along with the documents you would like notarized.
- It can take about 90 minutes for the notarial process, depending on the circumstances of the case.
- When you have booked an appointment online, write down the appointment I.D. and password. You will need these if you wish to change your appointment.
- DO NOT sign the document
If a document signed by a person located in the United States must be notarized for use in Russia, that document should first be notarized in the United States and then submitted to the office of the Secretary of State of the state in which the notarial was performed to be affixed with an apostille. A document bearing an apostille is legal and valid in Russia as well as other countries that are signatories to the Hague Legalization Convention of 1961.
To request a certified copy of a Consular Report of Birth or Death, please click here.
Please see the Department of State’s webpage on Notarial and Authentication Services for more information on notary services and document authentication.