Documents - Examples of Notarial Acts Provided by the Embassy
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Paris can provide notarial services for certain documents to be used in the United States and abroad. More information on notarial acts and examples of documents notarized (such as affidavits, acknowledgements, oaths etc.,) by the American Citizen Services office in Paris for use in the U.S. may be found on this State Department website page.
Apart from general notarial acts, the Consular Section of the Embassy also provides notarial services for Marriage and PACS in France (certificat de coutume, certificate de célibat) and for other French administrative purposes. For detailed information, go to Documents to be used in France or the United States.
Documents that cannot be obtained at the Embassy
U.S. Embassies and consulates cannot provide the documents listed below.
For these services and more, use the links below to obtain information on:
- Copies of U.S. Vital Records: birth, death, marriage divorce certificates
- Copies of Birth Records for U.S. Citizens Born Abroad
(Consular Report of Birth Abroad)
- Copies of Reports of Death of an American Citizen Abroad
- How to Apply for a Certified Copy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad
- Official Translations are not provided by the Embassy
- Authentication of American Academic Credentials (diplomas, transcripts etc.)
- What is an Apostille?
- Apostille in the U.S. (PDF - 91 kb)
- Apostille in France (PDF - 46 kb)
- U.S. Department of State Authentications Office
(The Department of State, Authentications Office is responsible for signing and issuing certificates under the Seal of the U.S. Department of State.)
- W-7 Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs)
- Medallion Signature Guarantees
- FBI Identification Record Request / Criminal Background Check
(see also: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/background_checks)
- Registration of marriages pronounced in France must be made at the county court nearest your residence in the United States
- Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) no longer requires notarization
- State Department website page on notarial services
- Notarial Functions of Consuls