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Businessman is signing a contract, business contract detailsNotarial services are for all nationalities and are by appointment only. Normally the document to be notarized is for use within the United States, although there may be exceptions. If you have multiple documents to be notarized, you should only make one appointment.

Examples of documents we can notarize:

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgement of a signature on documents for use in the United States. Examples include deeds, powers of attorney, bills of sale, corporate acknowledgement, etc.

Affidavits: Written declaration made under oath of affirmation or a sworn statement. Examples include Marriage affidavit (Ledigkeitsbescheinigung), criminal record affidavits, paternity affidavit, affidavit concerning lost passport, etc.

Notary services we cannot provide: Consular officers cannot authenticate U.S. state documents such as  birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce decrees, death certificates, university degrees and transcripts, etc. A consular officer cannot perform a Medallion Signature Guarantee An Apostille cannot be obtained from a U.S. Embassy. Scroll down below for more information about Apostilles.

On the day of your appointment, you must:

      • Bring the complete, unsigned documents to be notarized. Even if there are pages that do not require signature or seals, you must present the entire packet.
      • Present a valid government-issued ID such as a passport or driver’s license. The name on the documents must be the same as the name on your ID.
      • Pay the fee – current fee list
      • Be of sound mind and understand the document you want notarized. Consular staff is not permitted to explain contents to you.
      • If your notary service requires a witness, you must arrange for your own witnesses. Consular staff cannot witness your documents.

Examples of Notarial Services Performed At No Charge

DS-3053: To notarize a DS-3053 Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport To a Minor Under Age 16 (PDF, 345K), please review the instructions listed on the form, the information fields that must be completed, and bring your original, valid, government-issued photo ID as well as a photocopy of both sides. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.Scales, Seal, Pen

Power of Attorney (in conjunction with U.S. passport applications): When both parents are unable to be personally present to apply for a minor’s U.S. passport, and they wish to designate a third party to do so, they may sign a power of attorney (POA) before a notary public. This POA must contain specific data fields; see a sample.  Note that photocopies of both sides of each parents’ original, valid, government-issued photo ID must be included with the POA. As the U.S. Department of State requires that this form be notarized, this service is performed free of charge.

Alternative Option

Business contract details
Signing a contract

The document can be notarized by an Austrian notary public (a list of English speaking “Notare” is available below) and because Austria and the United States are parties to the Hague Convention on the Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, there is an alternative procedure for the notarization of Austrian-origin documents destined for use in the United States.  This alternative notarization procedure is called an Apostille, and is provided by the Austrian Government.  This process legalizes Austrian documents for use in the United States.

For more information about the Apostille process please see the information by the Federal Ministry for the European and International Affairs


ApostilleThe Apostille cannot be obtained from a U.S. Embassy.

The Apostille is a validation stamp ensuring that a certain document is recognized in certain foreign countries (countries that signed the Hague Convention treaty).

Basically, a document is only valid in the country in which it was issued. Validation for recognition in another country used to be a very complicated and time-consuming matter and involved, in hierarchical order, several authorities of the issuing country, and, as a final step, validation by the Consulate of the country, in which the document was to be recognized.

In order to facilitate recognition of a document abroad, an international treaty regarding mutual recognition of documents was signed by many countries, including the U.S. and Austria.

This treaty is called the Hague Convention.

According to that treaty a document originating in one Convention country is recognized in all other Convention countries if it bears the so-called Apostille stamp, which is a validation performed by the superior office in the country and state (province) where it was issued. In the United States the Secretary of State and the Deputy Secretary of State of the individual U.S. states provides the Apostille (Designated Competent Authority(ies)).

In cases where one or both countries are not part to the Hague convention, the old validation procedure involving the Consulates is still used.

Please note that in cases where both countries have signed the Hague convention, the Apostille procedure has to be followed. The convention expressly rules out the old validation procedure performed by the Consulates.

Fee-based on-line service: Apostille Embassy Legalization Visa and Fingerprinting services (authxperts.com) 

Apostilles on consular documents

For Apostilles on consular documents such as Consular Reports of Birth Abroad or Consular Reports of Death Abroad, you must contact the Department of State, Passport Vital Records section. Instructions on how to request an apostille for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad can be found on this website, for a Consular Report of Death Abroad can be found on this website.


The names on this list are taken from the list of notaries published by the Austrian Chamber of Notaries. We should point out that these names are provided as a service only. Neither the U.S. Government nor this Embassy can assume any responsibility for the professional competence or integrity of the persons named.

A complete online list of notaries practicing in Austria is available on the website of the Austrian Chamber of Notaries:

Österreichische Notariatskammer
Landesgerichtsstraße 20
1011 Vienna
Tel.: 01/402 45 09 – 0
Fax: 01/406 34 75
E-Mail: kammer@notar.or.at
Homepage: https://www.notar.at/



Dr. Thorsten Antenreiter, LL.M.
Donaustadtstrasse 1, 3rd floor
IZD Tower, Ground Floor
Wagramer Strasse 19
1220 Vienna
Tel: 01/203 35 05
Fax: 01/203 35 05-14
E-mail: office@notare.at
Homepage: https://www.notare.at

Dr. Rudolf Kaindl
Donaustadtstrasse 1, 3rd floor
IZD Tower, Ground Floor
Wagramer Strasse 19
1220 Vienna
Tel: 01/203 35 05
Fax: 01/203 35 05-14
E-mail: office@notare.at
Homepage: https://www.notare.at

Dr. Gerhard Knechtel, LL.M
Naglergasse 9
1010 Vienna
Tel: 01/533 08 47
Fax: 01/535 55 23
E-mail: office@notariat-naglergasse.at
Homepage: http://www.notariat-naglergasse.at

Dr. Christian Mayer
Seilerstätte 28
1010 Vienna
Tel: 01/512 46 11
Fax: 01/512 46 11/28
E-mail: christian.mayer@wien1-notare.at

Mag. Markus Peier
Rotenturmstrasse 25
1010 Vienna
Tel: 01/533 15 36
Fax: 01/533 15 36-30
E-mail: kanzlei@notar-stefan.at
Homepage: https://www.notar-stefan.at/en/

Dr. Renate Weihs-Raabl, MBL
Annagasse 5
1010 Vienna
Tel: 01/532 01 20
Fax: 01/532 01 20/20
E-mail: notariat@weihs-raabl.at


Lower Austria

Dr. Martin Gratzl, MBL
Hauptstrasse 34/1
A-3720 Ravelsbach
Tel.: 02958/82 621 – 22
E-mail: office@notar-gratzl.at
Homepage: www.notar-gratzl.at

Dr. Matthias Mlynek, LL.M. MBL
Marktplatz 27
3470 Kirchberg/Wagram
Tel: 02279/26017
Fax: 02279/26017-50
E-mail: office@notar-mlynek.at



MMag.Dr. Hansjörg Brunner
Leonhard-von-Keutschach-Strasse 6
5020 Salzburg
Tel: 0662/43 75 48
Fax: 0662/43 75 48/48
E-mail: office@euronotar.at
Homepage: http://www.euronotar.at