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Notarial services are provided to American as well as Polish citizens at the ACS Unit. The cost for notarization of a document is 50 USD. You must schedule an appointment online for a notary service and come to the ACS unit with a passport, driver’s license, identity card or other means of identification, in the name that appears on the document to be notarized.
Do NOT sign the document at home or before you present it to the consular officer. You MUST sign your document in the presence of the consular officer. If the document requires witnesses’ signatures you need to bring the witnesses with you. You must be able to briefly explain the document to the consular officer.
The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents came into force in Poland on August 14, 2005. As of that date, the Embassy terminated the procedure of legalization/authentication of public documents executed in Poland for legal use in the United States.
Polish public documents (e.g. court records, vital statistics documents) for use in the United States are certified by the Legalization Department of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs by means of an apostille. The document with affixed apostille does not require any further authentication by the Embassy. In order to obtain an apostille on a Polish public document please contact:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Krucza 38/42, 00-512 Warsaw
phone: +48 22 250 01 16.
Information on how to obtain a Hague apostille on public documents issued in the United States is available on the Department of State website.