How to Notarize a Passport

Written by melissa lowery | 13/05/2017
How to Notarize a Passport
Most states prohibit the notarization of passports. (Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Many states prohibit issuing notarised copies of passports and licensed notaries are not capable of notarising these documents. According to Notary Pubilc Central, notaries cannot notarise passports. However, by typing or writing a sworn statement declaring the passport is legal and up to date, a notary will document these facts to be true. Attaching this notarised document to your current passport or a copy of your passport will serve its purpose in verifying your passport is legal and binding. Your passport must be valid and only the person whom it belongs to can obtain this notarised statement.

Print, type or write a copy of a sworn statement declaring the attached passport is a legal and true document. Do not complete, sign or date this document. It must be filled out in front of a notary.

Locate and visit a notary in your area. You must have an valid picture ID and your passport to complete the paperwork. Notaries usually charge a small fee for their services.

Fill in all of the required information with the notary present. One the notary has reviewed the statement and verified both your identity and your valid passport, both parties will sign and date the document. A notarised stamp will be placed at the bottom of the statement verifying that the information contained within the document is true.

Mail your request for a certified copy of your passport to the Department of State, Office of Legal Affairs and Law Enforcement Liaison Division at 1111 19th Street, N.W. Rm. 500 Washington, DC 20036. You must include a typed or clearly printed notarised request, a copy of your photo ID, complete contact information, passport identification numbers, reason for request, and approximate date your passport was issued.

Things you need

  • Sworn statement
  • Picture ID
  • Passport or legal copy of passport
  • Notarised request
  • Complete contact information
  • Passport Issuance date
  • Stamped envelope

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