The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit at the US Embassy in Sanaa provides notary services for those persons wishing to execute documents in the presence of a US consular officer. This service is available to both American and foreign citizens who need to have documents notarized for use in the United States.
Types of Notarial Services :
An Acknowledgement of Execution is a notarial service which verifies that a particular person signed a given document. To "acknowledge" is to admit, affirm, or declare; to recognize one's acts, assuming obligation or incurring responsibility. It is often used for legal agreements, deeds, powers of attorney, bills of sale, and business documents. It is also used when more than two signatures are required on the document but all of the parties who must sign are not present. We can notarize (or acknowledge) only the signatures of those who are present to sign in front of us and who have proven their identity.
An affidavit is a sworn statement, made by you. Affidavits may be used in many different situations for many different purposes. We cannot advise you on the specific language needed in your affidavit; please consult a lawyer or other advisor for that type of assistance before coming to see us to notarize the document.
- Certification of Foreign Passports for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs): W-7 Applications
Notary Services NOT provided by the American Citizens Services Unit:
- Medallion Signature Guarantees
Consular officers are not authorized to provide signature guarantee/medallion stamp guarantee service. Only a financial institution participating in the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) medallion signature guarantee program is authorized to affix a medallion imprint. Please refer to the Securities Exchange Commission or your financial institution for further information.
- Certified Copies of Documents NOT Issued by the Department of State
For certified true copies of non-Department of State documents, please refer to the relevant issuing authority or office:
- Yemeni birth, death, marriage, divorce certificates
- US birth, death, marriage, divorce certificates - Vital Records for the relevant state
- School/University certificates, degrees, academic transcripts etc. - contact the school or university
- Other non-Department of State documents - contact the issuing authority
How to have your document/s notarized:
For us to notarize your documents, you must:
- Make an appointment. All services are provided by appointment only. Please visit our online appointment system to make an appointment;
- Bring a government-issued photo ID, such as a valid passport or current Yemeni or US driver's license;
- Ensure that you understand the contents of the document. A consular officer cannot explain it to you;
- Have completed the document with the appropriate names, places and dates. Do not sign the document - you are required to sign it at the Embassy in front of the consular officer;
- Supply witnesses, if your document requires the presence of witnesses;
- Pay the appropriate notarial fee.
For more information on notarial services please refer to the Department of State's website.