American Embassy Philippines
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All notary services in Embassy Manila are by appointment only. Please read the types of notarial services offered below and make sure you are connected to a printer before booking your appointment.
Documents used for legal purposes in the United States may require notarization by a U.S. Embassy notarizing official. The individual who needs to sign the document must appear in person at the American Citizens Services Section, present proper identification (a valid passport, or three valid official IDs such as a driver’s license) and pay the appropriate fee. There is no charge for documents required by the U.S. government, such as the statement of consent for issuance of a U.S. passport to a minor. If witnesses are required, you must bring your own. However, due to space limitations people not needed to witness or sign documents during the notarial service will not be able accompany the applicant to the ACS section and should not come to the Embassy. Fiancées of Americans seeking legal capacities to marry do not need to appear.
Do not sign the document until requested to do so by the notarizing officer. Depending on the nature of the document, the notarizing officer will either take an acknowledgement that your signature was done freely and with an understanding of the document’s contents, or administer an oath whereby you swear or affirm the contents of a document are true. (Note: Notarizing officers do not certify that the contents of submitted documents are true. A notarizing officer only certifies that you have signed and sworn or affirmed under oath that the contents are true.) Notarizing officers are prohibited from offering legal advice regarding the form or content of documents to be notarized.
How to Book an Appointment:
The Embassy only offers notarial services during a notarial appointment. If you are also applying for a passport and/or Consular Report of Birth Abroad, you must take a separate appointment for those services.