Notarial Services

Notary Services at U.S. Embassy Bern, Consular Agency Zurich or Consular Agency Geneva are limited and available by appointment only. With the exception of the Affidavit of Civil Status, we only notarize documents for presentation in the United States or that require a U.S. notary. We do not provide notary services on an emergency or walk-in basis and you must come with all documents properly prepared for the notary to sign.

You need to notarize a document for use in the United States? Don’t want to make the trip to Bern? Have you considered Remote Online Notarization?


Remote online notarization, which is also referred to as webcam notarization, online notarization, or virtual notarization, allows the signer to personally appear before the Notary at the time of the notarization using audio-visual technology over the internet instead of being physically present in the same room. In at least 17 U.S. states Notaries are authorized to perform remote online notarizations. For more information and to find an online notary please visit the website of the National Notary Association.

NOTE: Please always confirm the legal requirements for the document you need to notarize with the organization you are submitting the notarized documents to.

Note that if you come unprepared the Embassy/Consular Agency reserves the right to ask you to make a new appointment.


Please note:  There is no walk-in service for Notary Services.  These services are by appointment only.