An appointment is required for Notary Services. To make an appointment for Notary Services please click on the link below. If you receive an email confirmation of your appointment, there is no need to call or otherwise confirm your appointment.
Instructions for Notary Services
The Consular Section can only notarize documents for use in the U.S. or in connection with an application for U.S. passport or taxation.
You must come in person to this office and:
- Bring valid government-issued photo ID.
- Bring your documents to be notarized. You must understand your documents as we are not allowed to explain the contents to you.
- You must have filled in the document with the appropriate names, places and dates. However, DO NOT sign your document – you will sign at the Consulate in front of the Consular Officer.
- If your document requires witnesses in addition to the notary, you must supply these witnesses. Our staff cannot serve as witnesses.
- You must have all pages of a document with you. Ensure that documents are organized and clearly marked as to which parts require notarization, and which documents should be attached to each other.
- You must pay the appropriate fees: The fee is $50.00 for each notarized page. We accept U.S. dollars or Pakistani rupees. We also accept MasterCard and Visa. Unfortunately, the Consular Section is unable to accept debit cards or personal checks. A DS – 3053 and certain other documents required by the Consular Section do not require a fee.
Types of Notarials
An acknowledgement of execution is used for legal agreements, deeds, powers of attorney, bills of sale, business documents, corporate acknowledgements, etc. for use in the United States.
An affidavit is a sworn statement made by you. Write out the statement you wish to make, but do not sign the document until you are present in front of the Consular Officer at the Consulate.
Certified True Copy
We can certify true copies of a U.S. passport. We can also certify a true copy of a Pakistani passport, but only in connection with an application for a U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number (ITN) form W-7.
WHAT DOCUMENTS WE CANNOT NOTARIZE AT THE EMBASSY
We do not authenticate U.S. or Pakistani public documents such as birth certificates, marriages certificate, divorce decrees, death certificates etc. nor do we provide certified true copies of documents. Such requests should be sent to the office that issued the document in question.
Certified true copies of academic credentials or records should be requested from the registrar of the institution that originally issued them.
We also cannot execute Medallion Signatures or Apostilles.