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NOTE: Beginning July 1st, all notary services will require an appointment in order to provide faster and more personalized service to you at the Consulate.  You may receive a maximum of two (2) notary signatures during each appointment. If you require more signatures, you must make more than one appointment. For example, if you have a document that requires seven (7) signatures, you must make four (4) appointments.  Click here to make an appointment.

  • We advise arriving at the Consulate 15 minutes before your appointment to go through security screening. For a list of prohibited items, click here.
  • For a list of the dates the American Citizen Services Section is CLOSED, please click here.
  • The Consulate does not provide any documents. You must bring all of your own documents, and all documents must be completed (except for the required signatures) before you enter the Consulate. If your documents are not completed at the time of your appointment or you do not have the documents you wish to have notarized or you do not have valid ID, we cannot honor your appointment.
  • The Consulate's notarial services do not include printing or shipping any documents.
  • If you require copies of any documents (such as your ID) to be attached to the documents being notarized, you should bring them; otherwise you will be charged $1.00 USD for each copy.
  • You must arrange for your own witnesses, if necessary. The U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara can only notarize signatures, and cannot vouch for the veracity of the content or the authenticity of a notarized document.

Please bring the documents to be notarized, proof of identity such as a passport or driver's license, and cash in U.S. dollars or the Mexican equivalent. Each notarial service costs $50 USD.  Payment must be made in cash, either U.S. dollars or the Mexican peso equivalent, or with a major credit card. Credit cards will be charged in U.S. dollars. Checks cannot be accepted. Damaged bills or bills lacking security features will not be accepted.

Information regarding authentication or legalization of documents, including how to obtain an apostille, is available on the Notarial And Authentication Services page of the U.S. Department of State's website.

Contact if you need more information.

For the remainder of June 2015, notarial services will not require an appointment and will be taken on a walk-in basis from 2:00 – 2:45 pm Monday through Thursday.

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