Notarial Services and Appointments
Notary services are by appointment only from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. To make an appointment, click here. If you have multiple documents to be notarized you only require one appointment for that day. There is no fee to make an appointment, but there is a $50 USD fee for each document to be notarized that is paid at the Embassy. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment to allow sufficient time to pass through Embassy security.
On the day of your appointment, you must:
- Bring the complete unsigned documents to be notarized.
- Present a valid government-issued ID such as a passport, driver's license, IFE card or cédula professional. The name on the documents must be the same as the name on your ID.
- Pay $50 USD per seal (payment accepted in cash (U.S. dollars or Mexican pesos), or major credit card).
- Understand the document you want notarized. Consular staff are not allowed to explain contents to you.
- If your notary service requires a witness, you must arrange for your own witnesses. Consular officers cannot witness your documents.
Types of Notaries:
Examples of notary services we provide include:
- Acknowledgment: To "acknowledge" is to admit, affirm, or declare; to recognize one's acts, assuming obligation or incurring responsibility. For example, if you sign a deed before a notarial officer, you acknowledge your signature.
- Oath: Any form of an attestation by which a person signifies that he or she is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully. A person who intentionally makes false statements under oath before a U.S. consular official is punishable for perjury.
- Affirmation: A solemn and formal declaration that an affidavit is true, that the witness will tell the truth, etc.
- Affidavit: A written declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily, and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the person making it, taken before an officer having authority to administer such an oath.
- Attestation: The act of witnessing an instrument in writing, at the request of the party executing the document, and subscribing it as a witness.
- Corporate Acknowledgment: Officials of corporations who desire to execute an instrument in their capacity as corporate officials before a consular notarizing officer must present adequate proof of their corporate identity.