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Notarial services

Notarial services are available from the Embassy/Consulate's consular section to U.S. citizens or foreign nationals having business with U.S. The fee for all notarial services is $50 for each consular signature, payable in cash, in dollars or by credit card. Turkish Lira is not accepted. Along with your documents, you will need to bring proof of identity. If your notarial service requires witnesses, you will need to come to the Consular Section together with your witnesses.

Please do not sign your documents in advance. You are required to sign them in front of the consular officer!

The American Embassy in Ankara and the Consulates in Istanbul and Adana are not permitted to perform authentications of official Turkish documents. To obtain an authentication, you may go to the Governor’s office and receive an apostille certificate. You must have your document translated into English by a sworn translator and notarized by the Turkish notary before taking them for apostille certification. Apostille certificates (documents which have the special Hague Legalization Certificate) are acceptable in all countries where the Hague Treaty is in force (including Turkey and the United States) without need for authentication by any other authority.

Apostille certification is obtainable at:


Ankara Valiliği
Hukuk İşleri Müdürlüğü
Ulus, Ankara
Tel: (312) 311-8816, ext. 151


Valilik Hukuk Isleri
Istanbul Valiligi
Ankara Caddesi
Cagaloglu, Istanbul
Tel.: (212) 522-9789


Hukuk İşleri Müdürlüğü
Adana Valiliği
Mücahitler Caddesi
Telephone 322 459 27 43 or 459 22 88

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