Notarial Services Types of Government Issued Identification

For all Notarial Services, please bring a valid, signed passport or other government issued photo I.D. (passports, civil ID cards, and drivers’ licenses are acceptable in most cases).

Government Issued Identification for Notarial Services Must Be:
  1. Valid;
  2. Readily identify the applicant;
  3. Have a signature;
  4. Contain an identifiable photo;
  5. Not be altered;
  6. Be clearly readable.
  • Only certain documents for use in the United States and documents for use in France can be notarized at the Embassy and Consulates.
  • Please bring all unsigned documents, including the exhibits if applicable, in the correct order, ready for notarization.  If applicable, please 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(s) prior to your interview with the notarizing officers.
  • Witnesses: notarizing officers and embassy staff are prohibited from acting as witnesses. If your document requires one or more, you need to bring  them (along with proof of identity),
  • Ensure that you understand the contents of the document(s).  The notarizing officer cannot explain them, assemble them for you, or provide legal advice. It can take about 90 minutes for the notarial process, depending on the circumstances of the case. You will receive your notarized documents on the day of the appointment.
  • The fee per Consular Seal is US $50 or the Euro equivalent.
  • We assume no responsibility for the safeguarding of clients’ personal notarial documents. No records are kept for this service.
  • All questions should be directed to our offices by email to ParisMarseille or Strasbourg.