If you are in Bolivia and need to notarize a document that is to be used in the United States, there are two options available to you. First, you could visit the U.S. embassy or consulate in Bolivia and have the document notarized there. Generally, the first available appointment is able to be scheduled in 2-4 weeks. Another option is to find an online notary public who is authorized to perform notarizations for U.S. documents online and has the ability to verify your identification. In most cases your documents can be notarized and delivered to you in minutes, and you can be anywhere in Bolivia that has a stable internet connection to complete the notarization.
Remote Online Notarization
Remote Ink Notarization
$50 per stamp/document
$150 for 45 minutes of unlimited notarial acts
$180 for 45 minutes of unlimited notarial acts
# of Stamps/Documents
1st Available Appointment
Time Required to Notarize
The time it takes to travel to and from embassy + any wait times
45 Minutes or less
45 Minutes or less
Are Witnesses Included?
You must bring your own witnesses
Instant with physical documents to be delivered
Notarize United States documents at the US Embassy in Bolivia
To notarize a document at the United States Embassy in Bolivia , it is important to schedule an appointment in advance. This is because most embassies operate on a strict schedule and may not have availability for walk-ins or last-minute requests. It is advisable to plan ahead and book an appointment to ensure that the notarization process goes smoothly. However, if the document that requires notarization is time-sensitive and waiting for an embassy appointment is not feasible, then it may be faster to opt for an online notarization or remote ink notarization service. These services allow for the notarization to be completed remotely and can be scheduled quickly to accommodate urgent requests.
Who Can Notarize United States Documents at the Embassy in Bolivia ?
Notarial services are for all nationalities and are by appointment only. Notarizing officers at any United States Embassy or Consulate abroad can provide notarial services similar to the functions of a notary public in the United States.
What to Bring?
A valid government-issued photo ID.
If the document which you will need to have notarized has blank spaces, be sure to complete them with the correct data before you come to your appointment. Do not sign the document before you come to the Embassy since you will be required to do so in front of a Consular Officer/Agent.
Make sure you understand your document. We are not allowed to explain its contents to you nor translate the document for your understanding
Please mark the pages where you and the notary need to sign. The Consular staff cannot advise you in any way on what is required of you for your documents so come to the appointment fully prepared.
Pay the appropriate fee: $50 per seal. All fees are payable in U.S. Dollars or the equivalent in Bolivianos at the Embassy’s exchange rate. A combination of U.S. dollars and Bolivianos will not be accepted.
If your document requires the presence of witnesses in addition to the notarization, you are responsible for providing these witnesses. Consular staff cannot act as witnesses. Please make sure to include the names of your witnesses on your appointment.
What Notary Services Can Be Completed at the United States Embassy in Bolivia ?
Affidavit: An affidavit is a sworn statement, prepared by the affiant (you). Affidavits are used in many different situations for many different purposes. We cannot prepare affidavits, and we cannot advise on the specific language needed in individual cases. Please consult a lawyer or other advisor for that type of assistance before bringing affidavits to be executed. Do not sign the affidavit before you come to the Embassy since you will be required to do so in front of a Consular Officer, whose role is to confirm the identity of the person making the statement.
Power of Attorney: A power of attorney allows you to designate someone to take legal actions on your behalf. A common example of this is empowering someone else to buy or sell property in the United States in your name while you are overseas. We cannot advise you on the specific language or content of a power of attorney, so you may wish to consult a lawyer or other appropriate advisor before coming to see us to have your power of attorney notarized.
Acknowledgement of Signature: An Acknowledgement of Signature or Acknowledgement of Execution is a notarial service which verifies that a particular person signed a given document. It is often used for legal agreements, business documents, etc. 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 or appear in front of us and verify that they have signed the document.
Authentication of documents sealed and signed by the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This service is only provided at the Embassy in La Paz.
How to digitally sign and notarize United States documents online anywhere in Bolivia (Remote Online Notarization)
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