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Notarial and authentication services are one of the oldest traditional U.S. consular functions, dating back to 1792. Consular officials at any U.S. embassy or consulate abroad can provide a service similar to the functions of a notary public in the United States. It is also possible to have a document notarized by a local foreign notary and then have the document authenticated by a U.S. consular officer.
U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries may use the Embassy’s notarial services.
To schedule a notarial appointment, please use the American Citizen Services scheduling system.
Signature Verification at a Consulate
In order to redeem U.S. savings bonds in a foreign country, the registered owner’s signature on the bond must be verified by a United States diplomatic or consular officer at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The registered owner must submit the bond(s) and proper identification, including their Social Security Number and mailing address. There is no fee for this notarial service, for which the bond holder should make an appointment.