Notarial Services

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Notarial Services

The U.S. Embassy in Yerevan provides limited notarial services for the public.  Such services include acknowledgement of signature on documents and affirmation or oath for affidavits and other documents (please see details below).  The fee for each use of the consular seal is USD 50.

Please note: The Embassy is not authorized to legalize, certify or verify the authenticity of, make a certified copy of, or otherwise place a stamp or apostille on either Armenian- or U.S.-issued documents.  For more information about apostilles, please see below.

Due to the current situation related to COVID-19, American Citizen Services has been providing emergency services only since Monday, March 23, 2020. American Citizen Services visitors should schedule your appointment on-line.

Services We Provide

Acknowledgement

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 or power of attorney before a notarizing officer, you acknowledge your signature.

Affidavit

An affidavit is a written or printed 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.

For more information about notarial services at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, please see the Department of State’s website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/records-and-authentications/authenticate-your-document/Notarial-Authentication-Services-Consular.html.

Services We Do Not Provide

Apostille

Apostilles authenticate the seals and signatures of officials on public documents such as birth certificates, court orders, or any other document issued by a public authority so that they can be recognized in foreign countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty.  U.S. embassies and consulates are NOT authorized to authenticate, verify, certify, or place an apostille on U.S.- or Armenian-issued documents.  This includes U.S.-issued birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates, as well as academic credentials from U.S. educational institutions.

For information on obtaining an apostille for a U.S. document, please see the Department of State’s website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/records-and-authentications/authenticate-your-document/apostille-requirements.html.  Armenia and the United States are both party to the 1961 Hague Convention Treaty.  Federally issued documents for use in countries that are members of the 1961 Hague Convention may be authenticated with an apostille issued by the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

For information on obtaining an authentication of American academic credentials for use abroad, please see https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/records-and-authentications/authenticate-your-document/authentication-of-american-academic-credentials.html

For information on obtaining an apostille for an Armenian document, please turn to the Ministry of Justice of Armenia for assistance.