Signature Authentication
Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA
Phone (consular questions): (202) 939-8914 | Emergency line : (202) 298‑5700
/Schedule work today: 9:00–18:00

Signature Authentication

The Consulate provides Signature Authentication for documents that don’t conflict with Russian Legislation. During Signature Authentication the Consul certificates identity of an Applicant. Please note that in compliance with Article 80 of the Fundamental Principles of the Russian Federation on Notary, the Consul authenticates the signature only and not credibility of the facts stated in the document.

Before appearance in the Consulate an Applicant should:

  • send a draft of the document by email to Legal Section

  • make an appointment with the Consulate for Signature Authentication

The fee for Signature Authentication is as follows:

  • for Russian citizens - $10

  • for foreign citizens - $18