Notarial and Authentication services (legalization of documents) are available to all U.S. passport holders. Foreign nationals with documents destined for use in the United States may also employ this service.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis can provide notarial services for the following types of documents.
When requesting notary services, please bring:
- A valid passport
- The document to be notarized;
- $50.00, or the Tunisian Dinar equivalent for the initial signature/seal;
- Each additional signature/seal provided at the same time in connection with the same transaction will also cost $50 or the Tunisian Dinar equivalent. We can only accept payment in cash, in US dollars or Tunisian Dinars, or by an internationally valid credit card. We do not accept personal checks.
- If your document requires the presence of a witness, please bring these persons at the time of signature. Consular officers and staff may NOT be witnesses for notarial purposes.
What is Authentication
An authentication is the placing of the consular seal over the seal of a foreign authority whose seal and signature is on file with the American embassy or consulate. A consular authentication in no way attests to the authenticity of the contents of a document but merely to the seal and signature of the issuing authority.
The American Embassy does not make true copies or translations of academic credentials, college transcripts or diplomas.
For more information on notarial and authentication services please refer to the Department of State’s website.