Power of Attorney

Please read the information below and then choose your appointment time.

Important Note:

A Consular Officer cannot explain the contents of the documents, assemble them for you or provide legal advice on their preparation. Please bring your documents fully completed, without any missing pages.  Bring instructions from the end user in the state of jurisdiction.   If your documents are not ready for signature, you may be asked to make a new appointment.

Do not sign the document!  It takes about an hour for the notarial process depending on the workflow.

Fee: 50 USD or the euro equivalent payable in cash or by credit card. We do not accept personal checks.

Witness/Co-signer?  The ACS Unit staff cannot serve as witnesses, so if several people need to sign the same document, or if a witness is required, once you have booked your appointment, submit their names before 11 AM the day of your appointment using the Notary Contact Form – see link below. Failure to do so will result in your witnesses being denied entry into the Embassy.

Example of a Power of Attorney form (PDF 313K)

Your online appointment:

  • I want to schedule a notarial appointment in Paris (schedule the appointment under the signer’s name and then, if necessary, submit names of witness and co-signer using the Notary Contact Form). When you have booked an appointment online, write down the appointment I.D. and password.  You will need these if you wish to change your appointment. 

This service is also available by appointment at the U.S. Consulates General in Marseille and Strasbourg.

Important note.  Only notarial appointments may be scheduled on this calendar.  Do not schedule an appointment for visa information, passport or other services since it will be automatically cancelled.

Important Security Announcement

For security reasons, do not bring luggage including large backpacks, laptop computers, or large cameras.  Security guards will hold small tourist cameras and cell phones until your departure, but there is no storage available for other items — please do not bring them to the Embassy.