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Notary services are by appointment only.
Preparation for a notary appointment (please read the following instructions carefully):
- Please read your document(s) through carefully and make sure you understand the document(s) before the interview. If a document is not clear, check with the office or organization requiring the notarized document or your legal advisor. Consular staff cannot explain your document(s) to you.
- Know exactly where you are meant to sign. It is your responsibility to read all the documents and know where you are meant to sign. The consular staff cannot advise you in any way on what is required of you for your document so come to the appointment fully prepared.
- Mark every page where the notary needs to sign with a sticker protruding out of the side of the document. Also make clear which pages should be attached to each other, for instance with a paper clip.
- Fill in the document(s) with the appropriate names, places, and dates. However, DO NOT SIGN your document: you will sign under oath at the Embassy or Consulate before a Consular Officer.
- Bring your passport as means of personal identification.
- Bring the entire document(s), even if only one page is to be notarized.
- If your document requires witnesses in addition to the notary, you are responsible for providing these witnesses. Consular staff cannot serve as witnesses. Witnesses cannot be a spouse or a relative, and each witness will need a passport and an appointment to enter the Embassy or Consulate. This is particularly important with regard to last wills and testaments.
- The appropriate fee is $50.00 per notarization (i.e. $50.00 for the first seal, and $50.00 for each additional seal). Payment may be made in U.S. dollars or in kwanza, cash only.
IMPORTANT: Please follow the above instructions very carefully. If you come unprepared, we may not be able to help you, and you will need to schedule a new appointment to visit the Embassy or Consulate another time.
For more information about Notary Services click here.
Getting Married in Angola
What documents do I need in order to get married in Angola?
U.S. citizens who wish to get married in Angola should provide at the least the following documents:
- Birth Certificate (notarized copy).
- Residence Certificate or “atestado de residência” issued by the local authorities and a valid U.S. passport (notarized copy).
- ID or Residence Card.
- Affidavit of eligibility to marry or a statement (“capacidade matrimonial” – see a sample here (14 KB)). This document must be signed before the Consular Officer.
Once you have collected all of these necessary documents, then you need to schedule a visit to the Vital Record Offices in Angola (Conservatória de Registo Civil) in order to register the marriage and obtain the marriage certificate. The Angolan Vital Records Office may ask for additional documents. The above is only a guideline.
For more information on this please visit the Primeira Conservatória do Registo Civil de Luanda, Angola.
U.S. Driver’s License
Because U.S driver’s license are state-issued documents, the Embassy is unable to validate, renew, or replace them. You must contact the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state that issued your license.
If you need to replace your US driver’s license with an Angolan driver’s license, draft an unsigned letter to Viação e Transito. Schedule an appointment for a notary service and have your signature notarized. Bring your driver’s license and a photocopy. If your driver’s license is expired, bring your passport or ID card. The notary fee is $50 per document.
How do I get an Angolan visa?
Angolan visa applications, visa information, and contact information can be found at www.angola.org.