Notarial Services

This website will give you general information regarding notarial services.  The American Citizen Services sections at the U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil are providing regular routine services.

Notarial services are available to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals for documents to be used in the United States.  Notary services are executed by Consular Officers and may include documents to be signed before them, statements made under oath, powers of attorney, certified translations, affidavits, acknowledgements, among others.

American Citizen Services are by appointment only, and are not available on American and Ecuadorian holidays.  You may schedule an appointment for a Notarial Service at the Consular Section of your convenience:

Notary appointments may only be used to obtain a notarial. No other services can be provided during that appointment time.

To have a document notarized, you must come in person with the following documents:

  1. The document(s) to be notarized, unsigned.
  2. A valid photo ID. (i.e. passport, driver license or national ID card).
  3. If your document needs to be witnessed, please bring your witness(es) with you. Witnesses are required to bring a valid photo ID and we remind you that Consular Officers cannot serve as witnesses.
  4. Completely fill in all blank spaces on the document.

Special considerations

Power of attorneys

  1. The document needs to be completely filled out, we can’t fill out the document for you and the person signing the document will need to know its content.

Certified Translations

  1. The person that performed the translation needs to be present at the time of the notary and needs to sign in front of the Consular Officer.
  2. If you are certifying different documents you may choose to have them certified as only one set or as many as you need, however we remind you that each set will need to have a signature of the consular officer therefore there will be a charge for each set.

Statement of Consent for Issuing a passport for a minor (DS-3053 form)

  1. You can download the document from the website (PDF 42kb).
  2. You need to bring a copy of the picture ID you will use to sign this document in front of the officer.
  3. This is the only service that does not generate a cost.

Affidavit of Marriage

Please check our Marriage in Ecuador website under Additional Resources for U.S. Citizens section


Each Notarial Service has a fee of $ 50.00.
You may pay in cash or credit card, no checks or debit cards are accepted.
Please keep in mind that some documents such as mortgages may require more than one notarial therefore, you will be charged for each Consul’s signature required.

If you require special accommodations, please contact us after making your appointment with your appointment time and date.