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Fees for notarial services are 50 US dollars per service.
Notarial services are provided for documentation of marriages in Uzbekistan, powers of attorney, affidavits of support, sworn statements and other documents.
Notarial services are available to all U.S. passport holders and foreign nationals with documents destined for use in the United States.
Consular Officers perform notary services customarily provided by Notaries Public in the United States. Please note that a Consular Officer cannot witness a will, validate that a document is genuine, or that statements made are true. The officer can only attest to the oath taken by the person making the statements or presenting the documents.
- Please make an appointment through the Online Appointment System to come in for a notarial service.
Examples of Notarial/Authentication Acts
Acknowledgment: To “acknowledge” is to admit, affirm, or declare; to recognize one’s acts, assuming obligation or incurring responsibility. For example, if you sign a deed before a notarial officer, you acknowledge your signature.
Affidavit: A written or printed declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily, and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the person making it, taken before an officer having authority to administer such an oath.
Affirmation: A solemn and formal declaration that an affidavit is true, that the witness will tell the truth, etc.
Attestation: The act of witnessing an instrument in writing, at the request of the party executing the document, and subscribing it as a witness.
Corporate Acknowledgment: Officials of corporations who desire to execute an instrument in their capacity as corporate officials before a consular notarizing officer must present adequate proof of their corporate identity.
Oath: Any form of an attestation by which a person signifies that he or she is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully. A person who intentionally makes false statements under oath before a U.S. consular official is punishable for perjury (22 U.S.C. 4221).
A valid passport or form of identity issued by a government agency — a driver’s license is acceptable, a student ID is not;
The document to be notarized – Documents to be notarized must be written in English. You may have a lawyer prepare these documents for you or you may prepare them yourself. Do not sign the documents until you are in front of the American Consul, and do not fill any details at the bottom related to the American Consul who will notarize the document;
If your document requires the presence of a witness, please bring these persons at the time of signature. The Consular Section is not required to provide witnesses for notarial purposes.
Examples of Services We Cannot Provide
True Copies/Translations of Academic Credentials: The American Embassy does not make true copies or translations of academic credentials, college transcripts or diplomas. In addition, the Consulate cannot authenticate or provide copies of documents such as birth, marriage, divorce or death certificates, and U.S. driver’s licenses.
To request vital records: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm
Apostilles and Legalization of Documents
An apostille is the equivalent of an international notarial seal. Documents which bear an apostille are legally valid for use in all countries party to the Hague Convention on the Legalization of Documents. This includes both the United States and Uzbekistan.
The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent cannot apostille or authenticate documents issued in the United States. Such documents are apostilled by the Office of the Secretary of State (or the equivalent office) in the State which issued the original document. Contact information for the 50 Secretaries of State is available on the National Association of Secretaries of State website. Documents issued by the U.S. Government are apostilled by the Department of State’s Authentications Office.
Documents issued in Uzbekistan are apostilled by one of four issuing authorities. The Ministry of Justice covers all official documents issued by courts and/or certified by notaries. The General Prosecutor’s Office is responsible for all official documents issued by the prosecutors’ offices, as well as by investigative and interrogative offices. The State Testing Center under the Cabinet of Ministers apostilles all official documents issued by organizations in the fields of education and science. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs covers all other official documents.
The U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan is not authorized to place an Apostille on any document regardless of where it is issued. Please see the information above about where to get an Apostille for documents issued in the United States and Uzbekistan.
Please note, that once the document has been authenticated with the Apostille, it becomes valid in the other country which accepts the Apostille. If your document was issued in the United States and you receive an Apostille on it from the Secretary of State of the respective state or the Department of State in Washington, DC, the document is now legally valid in Uzbekistan. The same holds true for documents issued in Uzbekistan. Uzbek documents with an Apostille from one of the four offices listed above become legally valid in the United States.
The U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan does not provide any additional notarial verification of a document with an Apostille.
Contact Information for the Apostille Issuing Authorities in Uzbekistan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address: 9, Uzbekistan Street, Mirabad District, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 100029
Hours: Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm.
The Ministry of Justice
Address: 5, Sayilgoh Street, Yunusabad District, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 100047
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:30 am till 10:30 am.
State Testing Centre under the Cabinet of Ministers
Address: 12, Bogishamol Street, Yunusabad district, Tashkent, 100084
Tel.: +998-71-234-4683, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours: Monday through Friday from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm.
The General Prosecutor’s Office
Address: Yahyo Gulyamov Street, Mirzo Ulugbek district, Tashkent 142000
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm.