The U.S. Embassy provides notarial services for both U.S. citizens and non-citizens who requiring notarization of documents to be used in the United States. This can include acknowledgements, affidavits/oaths, authentications, and in some cases, certifications of true copies.
The Embassy cannot provide or certify official translations of documents. In addition, marriages in the United States are recorded at the state level, not the federal level; for this reason, the U.S. federal government does not maintain records on the marital status of U.S. citizens and the U.S. Embassy does not issue certificates or letters regarding marriage eligibility.
Notarial services appointments are generally available on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make an online appointment.
If you need to have U.S. documents authenticated for use outside of the United States, see the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Authentications.
To prepare for your notarial appointment:
- Bring government-issued photo ID. A valid passport is best.
- Understand your document, as we are not allowed to explain the contents to you.
- Fill in the document with the appropriate names, places and dates, but do not sign it; you will need to sign it at the Embassy in front of a consular officer.
- Bring money for the fee. (See below.)
- If your document requires witnesses in addition to the notary, you must supply these witnesses. Our staff cannot serve as witnesses.
Fees: $50.00 (or Algerian dinar equivalent) per signature
- We accept U.S. dollars and Algerian Dinars for payment of these fees. We regret that we cannot accept personal or cashiers’ checks or credit or debit cards at this time.