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The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and consulates in Japan have resumed routine American Citizen Services with limited appointment availability. Please click "Read More" for detailed information.

We can only provide notary services for U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents (i.e. Green card holders). Non-US citizens requiring notarization of documents for submission in the United States may also use the notary service.

For us to notarize your documents, you must …

  • Make an appointment. There are no exceptions.
  • Have a valid, government-issued photo ID and ensure name of the individual signing the document matches the name on the presented identification.
  • Understand your document, including why and where you will sign. Embassy staff are unable to explain to you the contents of your documents and may be unable to notarize the document if you do not understand its meaning or significance.
  • Complete the document with the appropriate names, places, and dates before you arrive, but do not sign the document. You will be asked to take an oath and sign the document in front of a consular officer.
  • Include all pages, information and accompanying documents. Organize all pages in order and the page(s) that requires the notary seal must be clearly flagged on the edge of the document.
  • Pay the notary fee ($50 per each seal).
  • If your document requires the presence of witnesses in addition to the notarization, you must supply these witnesses. Embassy staff are unable to act as witnesses.
  • If you are signing as an attorney-in-fact, you must bring the original notarized power of attorney, or court document granting you as the attorney-in-fact.
  • Your documents must be in English. We are unable to notarize any documents written in a foreign language.

Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions.