Notary services are available regardless of citizenship for documents to be used in the United States that require the signature of a U.S. Consular Officer.
In Uruguay you can request notary services from the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo.
Notary services are available Monday through Thursday after scheduling an appointment using our online appointment scheduling system.
In addition to the unsigned document requiring notarization, please also bring two photo IDs and the money you will need to pay the service fee.
The cost for notary services is 50 dollars per consular signature. Fees are payable in cash (U.S. dollars or Uruguayan pesos) or by international credit card at the U.S. Embassy. Checks and debit cards are not accepted.
If your document requires a witness signature, you must bring a person with a photo ID to the Embassy to serve as the witness (consular staff cannot serve as witnesses). Please include all information about the witness(es) that will be coming with you in our online appointment scheduling system.
Please be aware that the Embassy cannot notarize your signature on a document that will be used anywhere other than in the United States. Consular Officers cannot authenticate or apostille U.S. public documents, such as birth, marriage, or death certificates.
If you have any questions, please contact us at MontevideoACS@state.gov
Legalization / Apostille
Consular Officers cannot authenticate or apostille U.S. or Uruguayan public documents, such as birth, marriage, or death certificates.
For instructions on how to authenticate/apostille a Uruguayan public document for use in the United States, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Phone: 2902-1010) – Section: “Centro de Atención Ciudadana”.
For instructions on how to authenticate/apostille a U.S. document for use in Uruguay, please see the website of the U.S. entity that issued the document (for instance, for birth certificates, see the Vital Records or Secretary of State office for the state where the birth certificate was issued). A list of these entities can be found here.
You can also visit the Department of State’s Authentications and Apostilles web page
If you have any questions, please contact us at MontevideoACS@state.gov .