finding a notary for notarizing signatures on documents needed in the US

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wisconsinbadger
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finding a notary for notarizing signatures on documents needed in the US

Postby wisconsinbadger » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:52 pm

I need to have a Peruvian resident provide me with a document, in English, signed and notarized (in the American fashion) and sent to me in Wisconsin so that the mother of his daughter - who is now a US citizen - can get a US passport for the child, who now is also a US citizen. The US Passport Office tells me that the notarizing must be done by an authorized US notary, not a Peruvian notaria... Does anyone know where in Lima I could find such a notary public (other than at the US Embassy)?


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Re: finding a notary for notarizing signatures on documents needed in the US

Postby Formidable 1 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:37 pm

wisconsinbadger wrote:I need to have a Peruvian resident provide me with a document, in English, signed and notarized (in the American fashion) and sent to me in Wisconsin so that the mother of his daughter - who is now a US citizen - can get a US passport for the child, who now is also a US citizen. The US Passport Office tells me that the notarizing must be done by an authorized US notary, not a Peruvian notaria... Does anyone know where in Lima I could find such a notary public (other than at the US Embassy)?


Naturalization document? Birth certificate?
Whatever, you'll need an official translation.
Or get the document sent to you and you do the legwork.
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Re: finding a notary for notarizing signatures on documents needed in the US

Postby jtafur » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:28 am

Hey, Late reply here so maybe you got this worked out- but I will post in case this comes up in a search for somebody else. I had this problem (in reverse) with my Dad's death certificate. What we found out was that for any legal document in one country to be recognized in another country, you need an apostille. So have it notarized at an official office and then take that document to the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores in Peru to have the notary's seal Apostilled. Apostille is like an international notary. The distinction though is that the apostille recognizes the authority of the person that legalizes it, so in this case they recognize not that the signature is valid, but that the notary was qualified to certify that the signature was valid. So pick a good notary.

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