Notarial Services

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The U.S. Embassy can provide notarial services for American citizens and for documents needed for legal purposes in the United States. The consular section does not perform authentications. If you have a document(s) you need notarized, please bring the original document(s) with you.  It is your responsibility to ensure that the document is complete and appropriate for its intended purpose. The consular section does not have document samples. Please be sure to bring identification such as your original U.S. passport, driver’s license, or another photo i.d. to confirm your identity. A consular section employee cannot serve as a witness for a notarial service.

Note: Effective September 6, 2011 all routine consular services at the U.S. Embassy Dakar, Senegal will be provided by Appointment Only to all U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Senegal or Guinea-Bissau. There will no longer be walk-in hours for routine consular services. Emergency cases (such as medical emergencies, deaths or arrests involving American citizens) will still be handled on a walk-in basis during normal Embassy hours, or after hours by calling the Embassy duty officer.

Please Click Here to Schedule an Appointment for Passport, Report of Birth, Notary, or Other Services.

The consular section does not notarize birth, marriage or death certificates.  If you need an original birth, marriage, or death certificate from the U.S., please contact the appropriate authorities in the U.S. where the original document was issued.

Please visit ACS Fee for current rates.  Notarial services are performed free of charge if the document is needed for a consular service (e.g. a U.S. passport application, an immigrant visa petition, or a social security application) or for voting in a U.S. election. In Senegal both a notary (Notaire) and an attorney (Avocat) provide legal assistance and have acquired the same knowledge of the legal field.  Only attorneys can represent their clients in court.