Notary and Document Services
Appointments are required for notary services. Appointments are available to American citizens and foreign nationals doing business with American citizens and/or corporations Monday through Friday between 9:00 am to 12:30 pm We are closed the last Wednesday of every month and U.S. and Indian holidays.
Government-issued photo identification with signature (e.g., a passport, a driver's license, etc.) is required. If the document also requires witnesses, you must bring your own witnesses, each of whom should present identification.
Other than the U.S. Embassy and Consulates, there are no other authorized U.S. Notaries Public in India.
Authenticate U.S. Documents for Use in India
For more information on how to authenticate a U.S. document for use in India, and obtain and attest an apostille, click here.
Authenticate Indian Documents for Use in the United States
For more information on how to authenticate Indian documents for use in the U.S, click here.
Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
You must complete Form W-7 and include your original, notarized or certified proof of identity documents. The IRS will accept a Consulate issued true copy of your passport for this purpose. You may choose to either visit the Consulate in person or apply by mail for this service. If you choose to visit the Consulate or authorize another person, please take an appointment online at www.chennai.usconsulate.gov. At the time of your visit, please submit your passport in original and a copy of it. Do not submit copies of blank pages. Click here for the fee structure to obtain a certified true copy.
If you choose to do this service by mail, please send us the original passport and a copy of it along with a self addressed envelope with sufficient postage. Our mailing address follow:
American Consulate General
220 Mount Road
Payment for the service should be made in the mode of a demand draft made payable to the American Consulate General, Chennai.
If you choose to send in your passport through a third person, please provide them with an authorization letter and ensure that person carries a government issued ID document such as a passport, driver’s license etc.
Please visit IRS.gov -- Understanding your ITIN for more information about the purpose, and its legitimate uses.
An Affidavit is a sworn statement, made by you. Write out the statement you wish to make, but do not sign the form.
For us to notarize your documents, you must:
- Have a government-issued photo ID, e.g. a passport
- Understand your document, as we are not allowed to explain the contents to you
- Have filled in the document with the appropriate names, places and dates
- Don't sign it; you'll sign it at the Embassy or Consulate in front of the notary
The Consulate also can make certified true copies of documents for use in the United States. For example, the Consulate can make a certified true copy of an Indian citizen's passport for submission with Form W-7 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to obtain an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Please note that the Consulate does not provide certified true copies for documents that will be submitted to Indian government authorities. Persons seeking a "true copy" for use in India should consult with an Indian notary public.
Complete fee information for notary services is available here.
Alien relinquishment of Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
You may relinquish your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) to the Consular Officer at the time of your non-immigrant visa interview by completing form I-407 (PDF: 605 KB) and signing it in the presence of the officer. Please make a visa appointment at www.ustraveldocs.com/in.
If you wish to relinquish your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) and do not plan to apply for a non-immigrant visa, you can do so by scheduling an appointment with the American Citizens Services Unit here http://chennai.usconsulate.gov/notaries2.html (other services). Please submit a completed form I-407 at the time of your visit to the Consulate.
There is no fee for this service.
For information on passport delivery arrangements click here