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Notarial services are available for all nationalities by appointment


If you intend to use your document in the United States, remote online notarization may be an option that is faster and less expensive than notarizing your document at AIT. Some remote online notary providers offer services without an appointment 24 hours a day. We suggest you check whether the intended recipient will accept your document with a remote online notarization.

Notarize and NotaryCam are businesses listed by the National Notary Association as providing remote online notarization services to individuals. AIT assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by businesses. The Department of State and AIT do not recommend or endorse businesses. AIT cannot complete an electronic notarization or provide further guidance on the subject.

DS-3053: If a U.S. passport application requires form  DS-3053   (Statement of Consent for the Issuance of a Passport to a Child under the Age of 16), AIT accepts DS-3053 forms notarized by remote online notarization.  AIT will only accept the document if the notarization was completed in accordance with the policies of the state that commissioned the notary public.


AIT only offers notarial services by appointment and in-person. You will pay $50 USD on your day of appointment for each notary seal required.  If you are unable to attend your appointment, please cancel it so someone else can take that appointment time.

Each notarial service is by appointment only.   Each appointment can accommodate up to six documents.  If you are requesting notarial services for seven documents, you need to book two appointments. If you need to book more than one appointment on the same day, please add the number “2” after your first name so the system will recognize it as a separate appointment. (If your first appointment is for “Eric”, your second appointment should be “Eric 2”.) The additional appointments may not be the same time slot but must be on the same day.

You will not be admitted more than 10 minutes before or after your scheduled appointment.  If you miss your appointment (date or time) you must book a new appointment.

Please read the following useful tips for those using the service

  • Information about security regulations can be found here.
  • The fee is charged per notary seal.  Each notary seal is USD $50. AIT accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diner’s Club credit cards.

  • Be sure to bring your valid passport or valid government issued photo I.D. in English, along with the document(s) you would like notarize.
  • Your name in your photo I.D. must match the name on the document(s).  (For example, we cannot notarize the signature “Jane Chen” if Ms. Chen can only present identification with the name “Chen Mei-Li”.)
  • It can take about 90 minutes for the notarial process, depending on the circumstances of the case.
  • Please read your document(s) carefully before coming to AIT.  If two people or more need to sign the same document, or if a witness is required, fill in the names of all signatories in your documents in advance.
  • Personal appearance is required for all signatories.
  • You must understand the contents of your documents. We are not allowed to explain the contents to you.
  • DO NOT sign the documents in advance.
  • When you have booked an appointment online, write down the appointment I.D. and password.  You will need these if you wish to cancel or change your appointment.  Do not worry if you cannot print the confirmation page; it is not required to enter AIT.  The guards will have a list of people with appointments and will simply ask for your photo ID.
  • You will be directed to “appointment details” (196 KB) when you have successfully scheduled an appointment.  You will not receive any confirmation email from the system and AIT does NOT have the resources to confirm appointments.

Notarial documents must be hand-carried to the notarial appointment and not sent in advance.  We assume no responsibility for the safeguarding of clients’ personal notarial documents.