Notary Services

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.

Determine if we are able to notarize your document.

Prepare your document and organize everything you need.

Schedule an appointment:

  • Click here to schedule in Paris 
  • Click here to schedule in Marseille
  • To make or reschedule a notary services appointment with the Consulate General in Strasbourg, please send us an email or call or
  • You will be provided a password for your appointment, which you can use to cancel or reschedule.
  • 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.

Questions?  Please email

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.