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If you have a power-of-attorney, affidavit, sworn statement, acknowledgement of execution, etc. that must be signed in the presence of a notary public, you may make an appointment on our online appointment system and come in person to the Embassy.
Due to limited appointment availability, American Citizen Services will only notarize documents that will be used in the United States or documents that are required by U.S. Citizens overseas.
Please review the below information carefully:
- Understand your document, including why and where you sign. We are not allowed to explain the contents to you.
- Please complete the documentwith the appropriate names, places, and dates before you arrive (but do not sign the form; you will sign it at the Embassy in front of a Consular officer).
- Please mark the pages where you and the notary need to sign. You might need to sign the document many times, but only those signatures that require a notary need to be signed at the time of your notarial appointment.
- The Consular staff cannot advise you in any way on what is required of you for your documents so come to the appointment fully prepared.
- If you are unprepared for your appointment you may be required to make a new appointment on a later date.
- If your document requires the presence of witnesses in addition to the notarization, you are responsible for providing these witnesses. Consular staff cannot act as witnesses.
- The fee for each notary seal is US$50 or the equivalent in UAE dirhams. This is payable in U.S. dollars, dirhams, or by credit card.
What we can do:
- Acknowledgement – An Acknowledgement of execution is used for legal agreements, deeds, powers of attorney, business documents, etc. for use in the United States.
- Affidavit – An affidavit is one’s sworn statement. Please keep in mind the consular office assumes no responsibility for the truth or falsity of the representations that appear in the affidavit.
The consular officer may refuse any notarial service when:
- Authentication or certification of public documents issued in the U.S. such as birth, residency, marriage, divorce, and death certificates; commercial records, driver’s license, Academic (degrees, transcripts) credentials and other credentials.Such documents must be authenticated in the U.S. for use overseas; for additional details. See “Document Authentication”.
- Perform notaries on documents written in a language other than English.
- The officer does not understand the document, due to language or any other reason.
- The officer believes you do not understand the document to be notarized, due to language or any other reason.
- S. consular officers are not authorized to provide a signature guarantee/medallion guarantee service. Only a financial institution participating in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) medallion signature program is authorized to affix a medallion imprint. No other form of signature verification can be accepted to transfer securities. For further details, please see http://www.sec.gov/answers/sigguar.htm
- Certification of True Copies of Documents. The Embassy cannot provide certified true copies of educational transcripts or diplomas, bank statements, court documents, or other such official records.