Notarial Services

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The Consular Section provides notary services for U.S. citizens and all nationalities whose documents are related to business in the United States. Documents must be notarized in person, and proper identification must be presented at the time the document is notarized. The most common requests include notarizing power of attorneys and various affidavits.

The Embassy or Consulates cannot certify or authenticate state documents such as birth certificates, drivers’ licenses, or divorce decrees, nor can the Embassy or Consulates provide or certify official translations of documents.

Please see the Department of State’s webpage on Notarial and Authentication Services for more information on notary services and document authentication. Please note many states accept documents notarized online. Refer to your specific State Notary Handbook (generally available online) for more information.

The current notarial fee is $50 per item notarized. There is no charge when the notarial is required by a federal or state agency.

PLEASE NOTE THAT TO LIMIT THE RISK OF SPREADING COVID-19, VISITORS TO THE U.S. EMBASSY MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES WHEN ON THE EMBASSY COMPOUND AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHENEVER POSSIBLE. ELECTRONICS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON EMBASSY GROUNDS. The Embassy will no longer store any items for visitors seeking Consular Services. Visitors should leave prohibited items at home or make alternate arrangements for the items’ secure storage. Additionally, The U.S. Embassy in Dar Es Salaam does not provide parking facilities to members of the public seeking consular services. The Embassy strongly recommends that those seeking consular services plan to utilize public parking, arrive by taxi, or use the passenger drop-off point located in front of the consular entrance to the Embassy compound.