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Under Federal law, a commissioned U.S. Consular Officer is empowered to notarize documents for use in the United States. Documents pertaining to US citizens or US property may be notarized in the consular section. The fee for each document notarized is $50 US dollars or the equivalent in Kwacha. If you need to have a document notarized, make sure to bring your passport or other Government-issued identification, showing the same name as that on the document. All documents must be complete, with blank spaces filled in, with all mentioned attachments. Documents that are incomplete or lack attachments cannot be notarized. Embassy staff are not allowed to act as witnesses, so bring your own if the document requires witnessing as well as notarization. U.S. Consular Officers are not lawyers and therefore are not allowed to draft a legal document for you.
For documents to be used in Malawi, you should seek a Malawian notary. For a document to be used in a third country, please check with the Embassy of that country.
The Consular Section schedules notarial appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. except on U.S. and Malawian holidays.
Our goal is to serve you as quickly and efficiently as possible and requests for all non-emergency services, including notarial services, should schedule an appointment online.
The online appointment system is easy to use, and appointments for all services are readily available.
We also have limited availability for walk-in appointments Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:00am to 11:00am. Please note walk-in appointments may experience long wait times, as those with confirmed appointments will be accommodated first. Depending on workload, we cannot guarantee walk-in appointments for non-emergency services will be accommodated. Those seeking non-emergency services outside these hours will be asked to schedule an appointment. No walk-in ACS appointments for non-emergencies will be seen on Fridays.
Emergencies will be handled on a case-by-case basis.