Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Washington

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Notarization of signatures

Notarized signatures are required for:

- decleration ofv approval
- power of attorney
- renouncement of succession
- commercial register (Handelsregister)
- opening of a blocked account for students
- application for a certificate of good conduct

Please consider the information on our website for your desired service before booking an appointment and make sure to bring all required documents and application forms with you on the day of your appointment.

The fee depends on the value of the legal transaction and amounts to approx. 70 USD (conversion based on the daily rate) in cash or by credit card (Visa/MasterCard).


Safety note:

Visitors of the Consular Section may bring one bag into the waiting room with a maximum size of 35 cm (14 inches) x 30 cm (12 inches) x 20 cm (8 inches). Bags larger than this size are not allowed.

Also prohibited in the waiting room are

  • electronic devices such as cell phones*, tablet computers, smart watches, laptops, cameras or any other wireless devices
  • sealed envelopes or packages
  • sharp objects such as scissors, knives or nail files
  • weapons or explosive material of any kind are also prohibited.

This list is not exhaustive. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of the security staff.

*You may store your cell phone (free of charge) in one of the Embassy’s lockers that are located in front of the Consular building.

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