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Notarials
Notarial services are available for all nationalities by appointment

OVERVIEW

Consular Officers abroad provide notary services similar to the functions of a notary public in the United States. This service is available to both U.S. and foreign citizens who need to have documents notarized for use in the United States.

 

NOTARIZING DOCUMENTS IN CYPRUS

Through the U.S. Embassy

To have your documents notarized at the U.S. Embassy, you must follow the procedures detailed below:

  • Make an appointment. All services are provided by appointment only.
  • Be aware of the current fee for notary services.
  • Bring a current, government-issued photo ID, such as a valid passport or current Cypriot/U.S. driver’s license. The name on your photo ID must match the name in the document(s) you are having notarized.
  • Ensure that you understand the contents of the document. A Consular Officer cannot explain it to you.
  • Have completed the document with the appropriate names, places, and dates. Do not sign the document. You are required to sign it at the U.S. Embassy in front of the Consul.
  • Supply witnesses if your document requires them. Consular staff cannot act as witnesses.   

EXAMPLES OF NOTARIAL SERVICES PERFORMED AT NO CHARGE

  • 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 parent’s 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

 

Since the United States and Cyprus are parties to the Hague “Apostille” Convention, authentication of all public documents issued in one country must be apostilled there to be accepted as authentic in the other. Information on how to obtain a Hague apostille on public documents issued in the United States is available at the US Department of State, Legal Considerations website.

Note: For any public documents issued in Cyprus that will be used in the United States, an apostille can be obtained at the Ministry of Justice and Public Order of the Republic of Cyprus.

 

 

PHOTOCOPIES

Please make sure your documents are in order before visiting the Embassy. Guests who require use of the Embassy photocopier will be charged USD $1.00 per photocopy.

 

For any further questions, email us at: ACSNicosia@state.gov