PLEASE NOTE >>Appointment System<< for U.S. Embassy Bern
For the most up-to-date and complete information on Notarial and Authentication Services, please see the State Department web page: www.travel.state.gov.
Acknowledgement of a signature on documents for use in the United States. Used with deeds, powers of attorney, bills of sale, corporate acknowledgements, etc.
Note: If you sign for a company, you are required to show documentary evidence that you are entitled to do so (e.g. extract from the Registry of Commerce). If witnesses are required, please bring your own. Embassy staff cannot provide this service.
Written declaration made under oath or affirmation; a sworn statement. Examples: marriage affidavit, paternity affidavit, affidavit of translation, etc.
Note: We cannot authenticate U.S. documents such as marriage certificate, divorce decree, death certificate, etc. Under the Hague Convention, an "apostille" by a U.S. Clerk of Court or a State Secretary of an individual state certifies authenticity of a U.S. document.
The fee is $50 or Swiss Franc equivalent for each notarization. In Bern the fees can be paid in cash in either currency or with major credit cards together with a valid ID for identification purposes. Zurich and Geneva accept payments in Swiss Francs cash only.
Notarial services are available as follows:
Closed on Swiss and American holidays
** Please note closure dates of the Embassy and Consular Agencies
Appointments Only - U.S. Embassy Bern
U.S. Embassy Bern American Consular Agency Zurich
Sulgeneckstrasse 19 Dufourstrasse 101
3007 Bern 8008 Zurich
Fax 031 357 7280 Fax 043 499 2961
Monday-Friday Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
9 a.m.-11.30 a.m. by appointments
American Consular Agency Geneva
c/o U.S. Mission 7, rue François Versonnex
11, rte. de Pregny 1207 Geneva
1292 Chambésy/GE Tel. 022 840 5160 for appointment
Fax 022 840 5162