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Notarials
 

Fees for notarial services are 50 US dollars per service.  

Notarial services are provided for documentation of marriages in Uzbekistan, powers of attorney, affidavits of support, sworn statements and other documents.

  • Notarial services are available to all U.S. passport holders and foreign nationals with documents destined for use in the United States.
  • Consular Officers perform notary services customarily provided by Notaries Public in the United States. Please note that a Consular Officer cannot witness a will, validate that a document is genuine, or that statements made are true. The officer can only attest to the oath taken by the person making the statements or presenting the documents.

Examples of Notarial/Authentication Acts

  • Acknowledgment: To "acknowledge" is to admit, affirm, or declare; to recognize one's acts, assuming obligation or incurring responsibility. For example, if you sign a deed before a notarial officer, you acknowledge your signature.
  • Affidavit: A written or printed declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily, and confirmed by the oath or affirmation of the person making it, taken before an officer having authority to administer such an oath.
  • Affirmation: A solemn and formal declaration that an affidavit is true, that the witness will tell the truth, etc.
  • Attestation: The act of witnessing an instrument in writing, at the request of the party executing the document, and subscribing it as a witness.
  • Corporate Acknowledgment: Officials of corporations who desire to execute an instrument in their capacity as corporate officials before a consular notarizing officer must present adequate proof of their corporate identity.
  • Oath: Any form of an attestation by which a person signifies that he or she is bound in conscience to perform an act faithfully and truthfully. A person who intentionally makes false statements under oath before a U.S. consular official is punishable for perjury (22 U.S.C. 4221).

Please bring

  • A valid passport or form of identity issued by a government agency — a driver's license is acceptable, a student ID is not;
  • The document to be notarized - Documents to be notarized must be written in English. You may have a lawyer prepare these documents for you or you may prepare them yourself. Do not sign the documents until you are in front of the American Consul, and do not fill any details at the bottom related to the American Consul who will notarize the document;
  • If your document requires the presence of a witness, please bring these persons at the time of signature.  The Consular Section is not required to provide witnesses for notarial purposes.

Apostilles and Authentications

Apostilles and Legalization of Documents

An apostille is the equivalent of an international notarial seal.  Documents which bear an apostille are legally valid for use in all countries party to the Hague Convention on the Legalization of Documents.  This includes both the United States and Uzbekistan.

The U.S. Embassy in Tashkent cannot apostille or authenticate documents issued in the United States.  Such documents are apostilled by the Office of the Secretary of State (or the equivalent office) in the State which issued the original document.  Contact information for the 50 Secretaries of State is available on the National Association of Secretaries of State website.  Documents issued by the U.S. Government are apostilled by the Department of State's Authentications Office

Documents issued in Uzbekistan are apostilled by one of four issuing authorities.  The Ministry of Justice covers all official documents issued by courts and/or certified by notaries.  The General Prosecutor’s Office is responsible for all official documents issued by the prosecutors’ offices, as well as by investigative and interrogative offices.  The State Testing Center under the Cabinet of Ministers apostilles all official documents issued by organizations in the fields of education and science.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs covers all other official documents. 

Contact Information for the Apostille Issuing Authorities in Uzbekistan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address: 9, Uzbekistan Street, Mirabad District, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 100029
Tel.: +998-71-233-4501
Hours: Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm.

The Ministry of Justice
Address: 5, Sayilgoh Street, Yunusabad District, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 100047
Tel.: +998-71-233-13-05
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:30 am till 10:30 am.

State Testing Centre under the Cabinet of Ministers
Address: 12, Bogishamol Street, Yunusabad district, Tashkent, 100084 
Tel.: +998-71-234-4683, E-mail: info@dtm.uz
Hours: Monday through Friday from 10:00 am till 1:00 pm.

The General Prosecutor’s Office
Address: Yahyo Gulyamov Street, Mirzo Ulugbek district, Tashkent 142000
Tel.: +998-71-233-8208
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm.

 

Examples of Services We Cannot Provide

  • True Copies/Translations of Academic Credentials:  The American Embassy does not make true copies or translations of academic credentials, college transcripts or diplomas. In addition, the Consulate cannot authenticate or provide copies of documents such as birth, marriage, divorce or death certificates, and U.S. driver's licenses.

To request vital records:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

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