Notarial services are for all nationalities and are by appointment only. Normally the document to be notarized is for use within the United States, although there may be exceptions. If you have multiple documents to be notarized, you should only make one appointment. You will pay $50 USD, at the Embassy or Consulate on your day of appointment, for each notary seal required.
We can notarize:
- Powers of attorney.
- Bills of sale.
- Affidavit of Single Status (PDF 57 KB) (also known as Certificado de soltería).
- True copies (U.S. passports and U.S. pilot licenses).
- Sworn affidavits: A sworn statement, prepared by the affiant (you). Affidavits are used in many different situations for many different purposes. We cannot prepare affidavits, and we cannot advise on the specific language needed in individual cases. Please consult a lawyer or other advisor for assistance before bringing affidavits to be notarized.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Voluntary Departure Forms.
Examples of Notarial Services Performed At No Charge
DS-3053: To notarize a DS-3053 Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport To a Minor Under Age 16 (PDF, 345K), please review the instructions listed on the form, the information fields that must be completed, and bring your original, valid, government-issued photo ID as well as a photocopy of both sides. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.
Power of Attorney (in conjunction with U.S. passport applications): When both parents are unable to be personally present to apply for a minor’s U.S. passport, and they wish to designate a third party to do so, they may sign a power of attorney (POA) before a notary public. This POA must contain specific data fields; see a sample. Note that photocopies of both sides of each parents’ original, valid, government-issued photo ID must be included with the POA. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.
At the Direct Request of a U.S. Municipal, State or Federal Entity
At the Direct Request of a Foreign Government
We cannot provide the following notary services:
On the day of your appointment, you must:
- Bring the complete, unsigned documents to be notarized. Even if there are pages that do not require signature or seals, you must present the entire packet.
- Present a valid government-issued ID such as a passport, driver’s license, or Peruvian DNI. The name on the documents must be the same as the name on your ID.
- Pay $50 USD per notary seal. Payment is made on the day of the appointment, at the Embassy. The fee can be paid in cash (in U.S. Dollars or Peruvian Nuevos Soles) or with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diners Club).
- Be of sound mind and understand the document you want notarized. Consular staff is not permitted to explain contents to you.
- If your notary service requires a witness, you must arrange for your own witnesses. Consular staff cannot witness your documents.