Notarial Services

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

Notary services are available to all U.S. citizens and to foreign nationals for documents to be used in the United States. Consular officers can execute notary services on documents including statements made under oath, powers of attorney, affidavits, bills of sale and deeds. Consular officers can also certify photocopies of official documents. All notarials are handled by appointment through our online calendar.

Note: We cannot authenticate U.S. documents such as: marriage certificates, divorce decrees, death certificates, etc.  Under the Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, an “Apostille” by a U.S. clerk of court of a State Secretary or State certifies authenticity of a U.S. document. Information on how to obtain a Hague apostille on public documents issued in the United States is available by clicking here.

What should I bring to my notarial appointment?

First, make sure to make an appointment for this service. Then on the day of your appointment, please be prepared to:

  • Present a government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or Slovene ID card;
  • Demonstrate that you understand the document you are asking us to notarize. We are not allowed to explain the contents to you and we may ask you to summarize the intent of the document. If you are unable to demonstrate that you understand the document, then we must refuse to perform the requested notarial service;
  • Completely fill in the document with the appropriate names, places and dates, but do not sign it; you will sign at the Embassy in front of the Consular Officer.
  • Check to see if the form requires a witness. Embassy staff are prohibited from serving as witnesses; we can only serve as the notary. If your document requires a witness(es), please send us an email with the name(s) of the person(s) you will be bringing with you to the Embassy so we can put them on our access list. Witnesses must also bring photo ID.
  • The fee is US$50 for each seal.  We accept U.S. dollars or euros, payable in cash or by credit card.  The fee in euros fluctuates with the exchange rate, so please contact the Consular Section at ACSLjubljana@state.gov for the current rate if you plan to pay in euros.

If you are driving to Slovenia from Italy, Austria or Croatia, please make sure you stop at the border and purchase a vignette for your car.  Using Slovene highways without a valid and properly-displayed vignette in a vehicle is considered a violation of the law; drivers may be fined between EUR 300 and 800.  For more information, please see our page on Driving & Auto Accidents.