Notary Services

Notary Services Instructions

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:

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.