Notaries Public

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Notarial services are available to all U.S. passport holders and to foreign nationals with documents destined for use in the United States. They are executed by consular officers and may include documents to be signed before them, statements made under oath, affidavits, acknowledgments, and certification of true copies for Social Security and Internal Revenue Services purposes.

To notarize a document, you must click here to make an appointment. Appointments are scheduled on Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.   You may send an email to ACSKinshasa@state.gov if you need additional information prior to your appointment or call at 097 261 6145 or 081 88 46 859 Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  You should come in person to the office with the following documents :

  1. A valid passport or piece of identity issued by a government agency.
  2. The document to be notarized.
  3. The fee is $50.00 for the first seal and any additional seal.
  4. Payment must be made in U.S. Dollars or by credit.
  5. If your document must also be witnessed, please bring your witnesses with you. Consular officers and staff may NOT be witnesses for notarial purposes.

For translations, the translator should come in person or accompany you.

In most cases the document will be ready the same day.  Please be aware that the consular officer may refuse any notarial service when :

  1. The host country does not authorize the performance of the service.
  2. The document will be used in transactions that may be prohibited by U.S. law.
  3. The officer believes that the document will be used for a purpose that is unlawful, improper, or inimical to the best interests of the United States.

Consular officers are also prohibited from giving legal advice or acting as witnesses.

  1. If you have any questions about the contents of the documents and the implications of your signing them, the Consular Section has a list of Congolese attorneys for you to consult at Attorneys in DR Congo or you may wish to consult an attorney in the United States.

If you have any questions about notarial services, please send an email to ACSKinshasa@state.gov.