Notary Services

To apply for a U.S. visa please refer to our webpage.

Consular Officers provide notary services similar to the functions of a notary public in the United States. This service is available to U.S. citizens as well as non-U.S. citizens if the document will be used in the United States.

Please note that Consular Officers are not French Notaires  – we can only certify the validity of a signature. We do not draft contracts or provide legal advice.

STEP ONE:
Determine if we are able to notarize your document.

STEP TWO:
Prepare your document and organize everything you need.

STEP THREE:
Schedule an appointment:

  • Follow this link to make an appointment for a notary service in Paris 
  • Follow this link to make an appointment for a notary service in Marseille
  • To make or reschedule a notary services appointment with the Consulate General in Strasbourg, please send us an email or call 01.43.12.47.11 or 03.88.35.86.15.
  • You do not need to provide names of witnesses when making your appointment.
  • Appointments can take 90 minutes.
  • One appointment per family.
  • The American Presence Posts in Bordeaux, Lyon, and Rennes do not provide notary services.

How to cancel a notary appointment

If you cannot attend your appointment, please cancel it as soon as possible so that the appointment can be released for someone else.

Questions?  Please email citizeninfo@state.gov.

Getting married?  Need a driver’s license? Consult our Additional Resources for American Citizens page for guidance on various life events while living in France.