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.
Starting in July 2023, notarial services are provided on a walk-in basis every Wednesday from 1-2 pm, exclusive of any U.S. or New Zealand public holidays. Walk-in services will close promptly at 2 pm.
Fees for notaries are $50 USD per consular seal or signature of the consular officer.
What you must bring to the consulate:
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.