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International Judicial Assistance, Notarial Services and Authentication of Documents


At the Department of State, we are aware that Americans traveling or living abroad may require judicial assistance. We’ve put together information that we hope will be of use to you, should you want to check a process or procedure – or wish to find an attorney.

DISCLAIMER: THE INFORMATION IN THIS SITE RELATING TO THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OF SPECIFIC FOREIGN COUNTRIES IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND MAY NOT BE TOTALLY ACCURATE IN A PARTICULAR CASE. QUESTIONS INVOLVING INTERPRETATION OF SPECIFIC FOREIGN LAWS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO FOREIGN COUNSEL.

This is an official U.S. Government source. Inclusion of non-U.S. Government links does not imply endorsement of contents.

Country-Specific Information
Criminal Matters
Enforcement of Judgments
Family Law and Child Protection Issues
Foreign Attorney Information (Including List of Attorneys)
Notarial and Authentication Services
Obtaining Evidence Abroad
Other Useful Links
Property, Tourist, Trade and Commercial Complaints, Foreign Claims
Service of Process Abroad
Travel Abroad for Judicial Assistance Purposes