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The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia provides notarial services to all U.S. citizens and to foreign nationals for documents intended for use in the United States.
Notarial services are available only by appointment.
Consular officers perform notary services for documents, including statements made under oath, powers of attorney, affidavits, bills of sale, deeds, etc.
To have a document notarized, you must come in person with a valid passport or identification card and the document. The fee may be paid by credit card, USD or Euro equivalent.
The American Embassy does not:
- Authenticate U.S. state-issued documents such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, or divorce decrees.
- Certify true copies of U.S. academic credentials, college transcripts, diplomas, or similar documents.
- Provide or act as a witness. All applicants are responsible for bringing their own witnesses if the document requires.
To request certified copies of U.S. vital records (birth, marriage, or death certificates) please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/index.htm.
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. The U.S. Department of State only issues apostilles for federal documents to use in countries that are members of the Hague Convention.
- 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.
- For notarizations that require witness(es), please note that our section is NOT able to provide them. Please include any witness(es) information such as name and passport/ID number to your appointment request via our website.
E-mail us at: ACSNicosia@state.gov