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Government of Canada services and information in Washington, D.C., United States

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the Embassy of Canada to the United States, in Washington, D.C.

COVID-19: Travel guidance

All travellers, regardless of citizenship, must meet specific requirements when coming to Canada. For information on COVID-19 and travel, visit COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.

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Citizenship services

Government of Canada offices in the United States do not provide citizenship services. You must send your applications to Canada by mail. Please visit the Canadian citizenship website for more information regarding these services.

Notarial services

For instructions on obtaining a letter of no objection to the waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement for J-1 visas, please contact the Embassy.

The office provides the following notarial services, by appointment only, to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada. Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.

Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):

Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a certified true copy (fees apply).

Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a witnessed signature (fees apply).

Note: Complete all documents before booking an appointment. Sign all documents in front of the consular officer.

Payment method

Coins are not accepted.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (USD)
Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 40.00
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00 40.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 40.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 40.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00 15.00
Transfer of private or public funds from Canada or elsewhere to the mission. The fee shown is per transfer. 75.00 60.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (less than 200 words). The fee shown is per document. 30.00 25.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (200-499 words). The fee shown is per document. 60.00 50.00
Preparing a certificate, affidavit, declaration or other document (500-999). The fee shown is per document. 80.00 65.00
Making a copy of a document (photocopy). The fee shown is per document. 3.00 2.00
Providing a Passport Canada CTC. The fee shown is per set of three copies. 45.00 35.00
J-1 waiver 50.00 40.00
Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries 50.00 40.00
Issuing a Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad. The fee shown is a minimum, per document. 80.00 65.00
Courier services for voting ballots during federal general elections or by-elections 0.00 0.00

Passport services

Government of Canada offices in the United States do not provide regular passport services. You must send your applications to Canada by mail. Please visit the Canadian passports website for more information regarding these services.

If you need a passport urgently contact the Canadian Citizen Services Contact Centre for Canadians in the U.S. at 844-880-6519. Please be advised that additional fees apply for urgent services.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Visa and immigration services are offered at our Los Angeles and New York offices.

Voting abroad

Refer to Elections (voting from abroad).

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