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Acknowledgement of a signature on documents for use in the United States. Used with deeds, powers of attorney, bills of sale, corporate acknowledgement, etc.
Written declaration made under oath of affirmation; a sworn statement.
Examples: Marriage affidavit (Ledigkeitsbescheinigung), paternity affidavit, affidavit concerning lost passport, etc.
Note: We cannot authenticate U.S. documents such as marriage certificates, divorce decrees, death certificates, etc. Under the Hague Convention, an Apostille is issued by the Secretary of State and the Deputy Secretary of State of the individual U.S. state.
Please Note: If your document must also be witnessed, please bring your own witnesses with you. Consular officers and staff may NOT be witnesses for notarial purposes.
A consular officer cannot perform a Medallion Signature Guarantee (which is a financial institution’s guarantee that an investor’s signature is genuine as well as its acceptance of any liability for any forgery within the securities transfer instruction) .Please do not schedule an appointment for this.
For more information, see the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website.
General questions about Medallion Signature Guarantees should be directed to the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Assistance, by email to email@example.com, by phone at 1-800-SEC-0330, by fax at 202-772-9295, or by mail to 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C., 20549-0213.