Notarial Services are available to anyone (regardless of citizenship). They are executed by Consular officers or Consular Associates. Documents can only be notarized in the presence of a consular officer or associate.
Notarial services are for all nationalities and are by appointment only. Normally the document to be notarized is for use within the United States, although there may be exceptions. If you have multiple documents to be notarized, you should only make one appointment. You will pay $50 USD, at the Embassy or Consulate on your day of appointment, for each notary seal required.
On the day of your appointment, you must:
DS-3053: To notarize a DS-3053 Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport To a Minor Under Age 16 (PDF, 345K), please review the instructions listed on the form, the information fields that must be completed, and bring your original, valid, government-issued photo ID as well as a photocopy of both sides. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.
Power of Attorney (in conjunction with U.S. passport applications): When both parents are unable to be personally present to apply for a minor’s U.S. passport, and they wish to designate a third party to do so, they may sign a power of attorney (POA) before a notary public. This POA must contain specific data fields; see a sample. Note that photocopies of both sides of each parents’ original, valid, government-issued photo ID must be included with the POA. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.
At the Direct Request of a U.S. Municipal, State or Federal Entity
At the Direct Request of a Foreign Government
Notarial Services are available to anyone (regardless of citizenship). They are executed by Consular officers or Consular Associates. Documents can only be notarized in the presence of a consular officer or associate. We do not legalize documents for private use in Belize. For notarial services from the U.S. Embassy you must make an appointment.
Services that are NOT performed at the U.S. Embassy.
Documents that ARE notarized by the U.S. Embassy.
Please Note: A consular authentication in no way attests to the authenticity of the contents of a document but merely to the seal and signature of the issuing authority.
Find out more about consular authentication here.
USD$50 or BZD$100 Each seal
USD$50 or BZD$100 Certification of a True Copy (NOT an authentication)
USD$1 or BZD$2 Each photocopy
Please contact the consular section with any additional questions.
Request an appointment for notary services. Please note that appointments must be scheduled online; they cannot be scheduled by telephone.