Consular Officers abroad provide notarial 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.
Fees for notaries are $50 USD per consular seal.
What you must bring to your appointment:
Notarial services are available by appointment only and must be booked through our website. If you make an appointment, you are expected to attend. Make sure you write your appointment ID and password, in case you need to change your appointment. Appointments are limited and in high demand. If you made an appointment that you can no longer keep, you must cancel the appointment through the same booking website at least 48 hours before the appointment. For the notary appointment scheduling calendar, click here.
Notarial appointments are for notary services only. Federal benefits and/or social security questions should send an email to AucklandACS@state.gov to ask a question or to schedule an appointment.
Fees for notarial services can be paid in cash or credit card when requesting service in person. For mail requests, Cashiers cheques (Bank cheques) are accepted and made payable to “U.S. Consulate General.” Personal checks and bank cards are not accepted.
New Zealand and the United States are both party to the Hague Apostille Convention. This means it is possible to have your document notarized by a local New Zealand notary and then have the document authenticated for use in the United States. First, find a notary public. Then, get the document authenticated. To proceed with this simplified process, visit the NZ government’s apostille and authentication page for easy online submission.