Notaries Public

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Notary services are available regardless of citizenship for documents for use in the United States that require a U.S. notarized signature. For more information about U.S. notarial services abroad see the U.S. State Department website. In Uruguay, you can request notarial services at the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo.

Notary services are available via appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Monday through Thursday. Please use the Online Appointment System.

In addition to the unsigned document requiring notarization, please also bring photo identification and the required fees. The cost for notary services is $50 dollars per consular signature. Fees are payable in cash (U.S. dollars or Uruguayan pesos) or by 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 photo identification to serve as the witness (consular staff cannot serve as witnesses).

Please be aware that the Embassy cannot notarize your signature on a document that will be used anywhere other than in the United States. Documents to be used in Uruguay should be signed in front of a local Uruguayan notary. U.S. consular officials also 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 (2902-1010) – Section: “Centro de Atención Ciudadana”.

For instructions on how to authenticate/apostille a U.S. public 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 Authentications and Apostilles Page on Travel.State.gov

Please contact us at MontevideoACS@state.gov with any questions.