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 PassportsParis@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.