Notarial Services

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The ACS Unit of the Consular Section provides the following notarial services to persons in Slovakia on appointment:

Certificate of Acknowledgement of Execution of an Instrument

(Used with deeds, powers of attorney, bills of sale, corporate acknowledgements, etc., which are intended to be used in the United States.) The person who signed the document must appear with the document, the appropriate fees, and with valid government-issued photo identification. He or she must certify that he or she willingly and knowingly executed the document in question. If he or she signed the document representing an entity (such as “CEO of Company X” rather than as a private citizen), he or she must bring documentation showing that he or she is validly entitled to do so.

Affidavits (or “Notarized Signatures”)

An affidavit is a written declaration made under oath or affirmation. Typical examples needed by Americans in Slovakia include: an Affidavit of Eligibility to Marry (i.e. a sworn statement saying you are single and free to get married) , an Affidavit of Paternity, an Affidavit of Lost or Stolen Passport, etc. The person or persons executing the document must appear in person, with valid photo identification and proper fees, and sign the document in front of the consular officer.

FEES: The fees for the notarization are as follows: the first notarization is US$ 50 (or the equivalent in EUR) and US$ 50 for each additional notarization dealing with the same subject or transaction on the same day. The fee is generally waived for notarization of official U.S. government forms (such as U.S. voter registration forms, Affidavit of Lost or Stolen Passport Form, many Social Security forms, etc.)

Apostilles or Authentication of U.S. Documents for use in Slovakia

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia cannot authenticate U.S. public documents and school records. Information on obtaining an Apostille on a legal document from the U.S. documents (such as marriage certificates, divorce degrees, death certificates, or affidavits bearing the seal of a U.S. Notary Public)