Please Note: If you are applying for a UAE residency visa, you may be told to have your civil and educational documents "stamped" or authenticated at the American Embassy. Please see the Document Authentication link on the left side of this page for instructions on this process. In addition, the Consular Section does not/not make certified copies of non-federal documents such as educational degrees and US state birth certificates (an exception to this rule is the IRS W-7 application).
If you have a power-of-attorney, affidavit, sworn statement, acknowledgement of execution, etc. that must be signed in the presence of a notary public, you may come in person to the Consulate. To apply for Notary services, please make an appointment on our online appointment system and bring in the following on the scheduled day:
- The document, completely filled except for your signature and notarization section
- Your passport and/or another form of government ID
- If your document requires a witness signature, please bring an (unrelated) friend or colleague with you.
- The fee for each notary seal is 185 UAE dirhams. This is payable in UAE dirhams or by credit card.
Blank affidavit and power-of-attorney forms are not available at the Consular Section. We encourage you to have all documents prepared before your visit to the Embassy.
A note about Medallion Signature Guarantees: Unfortunately, consular officers are not authorized to provide a signature guarantee/medallion guarantee service. A Medallion Signature Guarantee is not a notary service, but a special procedure related to securities, which can only be performed by an authorized representative of a financial institution participating in a medallion program approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may be contacted at www.sec.gov.