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. You may pay by cash (exact change) or credit card in dollars or the Turkish lira equivalent at the Embassy/Consulate. 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 schedule an online appointment before you visit the Consular Section.
Please do not sign your documents in advance. You are required to sign them in front of the consular officer!
"Apostille" certification for official Turkish documents
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:
Hukuk İşleri Müdürlüğü
Tel: 90 (312) 311-8816, ext. 151
Valilik Hukuk Isleri
Tel: 90 (212) 522-9789
Hukuk İşleri Müdürlüğü
Tel: 90 (322) 459-2743 or 459-2288
"Apostille" Certification for official U.S. documents
The American Embassy in Ankara and the Consulates in Istanbul and Adana are not authorized to perform authentications of seals and official signatures on public documents issued in the U.S., such as birth certificates, notarials, court orders, school records etc. Please obtain an apostille certification from the state that issued the document. Click here to find a list of competent authorities from which you can obtain an apostille certification in the U.S. Additional information on this topic can also be found at the State Department’s website.