Documents We Notarize

Only certain documents can be notarized at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate for use in the United States.  Prepare your document(s): Be sure to complete the document(s) as much as possible before the appointment but do not sign the document! 

Ensure that you understand the contents of the document. A consular officer cannot explain it to you.

Please bring your documents fully completed, without any missing pages, assembled and ready for notarization.  Bring instructions from the end user in the state of jurisdiction. We cannot assemble your documents for you or provide legal advice on their preparation.   If your documents are not ready for signature, you may be asked to make a new appointment.

  Do NOT sign the document !!

The most common requests include notarizing power of attorneys and affidavits (PDF 50 KB).

Ensure that you understand the contents of the document. A consular officer cannot explain it to you.

Please bring your documents fully completed, without any missing pages, assembled and ready for notarization.  Bring instructions from the end user in the state of jurisdiction. We cannot assemble your documents for you or provide legal advice on their preparation.   If your documents are not ready for signature, you may be asked to make a new appointment.

Do not sign the document!

Ensure that you understand the contents of the document. A Consular Officer cannot explain it to you. Please bring your documents fully completed, without any missing pages, assembled and ready for notarization.  Bring instructions from the end user in the state of jurisdiction. The Embassy cannot assemble your documents for you or provide legal advice on their preparation.   If your documents are not ready for signature, you may be asked to make a new appointment.

Prepare your document(s)

Be sure to complete the document(s) as much as possible before the appointment.

    Do NOT sign the document!

Example of a Sworn Statement/Affidavit form (PDF 84Kb)

Ensure that you understand the contents of the document. A consular officer cannot explain it to you. Please bring your documents fully completed, without any missing pages, assembled and ready for notarizationDo not sign the document! Bring instructions from the end user in the state of jurisdiction. We cannot assemble your documents for you or provide legal advice on their preparation.   If your documents are not ready for signature, you may be asked to make a new appointment.

A consular officer can take a true copy of a U.S. passport.  Any person may present the passport to be copied.  The appointment must be made in the name of the person attending.

If you are applying for a passport service for a child under 16, and only one parent is able to appear, the absent parent may furnish a notarized Statement of Consent, Form DS-3053.   You must present your government-issued photo I.D. (such as your U.S or foreign passport, driving license or military I.D) together with the Form DS-3053.

There is no fee for this service.

If you are applying for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and need to have your identification verified before sending your application to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the United States, please schedule a regular notary appointment.   Please note that our appointments are very limited and can only be scheduled via the online booking system.

  • If you attend an appointment at the Embassy, you must bring your passport and a color photocopy of the bio page; and 
  • There is a $50 fee for each copy that you require.

For specific information about ITIN, please contact the IRS directly at www.irs.gov.

Due to Russian government regulations U.S. citizens who wish to get married in Russia must complete the standard affidavit form (svidetel’stvo) (PDF 70 KB) only at the U.S. Embassy Moscow.  Please make appointment and bring your fully completed form in Russian. The notarial fee is $50.00 or the equivalent in rubles. Russian authorities consider the document valid for only three months after a U.S. Embassy consul or vice consul notarizes it. Please read more on our webpage on Getting Married in Russia.