Notary Public

To get a document notarized, you need to find a notary public. A notary public is a person authorized by the state of Illinois to verify your identification when you sign official documents. Be sure to bring proper identification (such as a passport) along with the document to be notarized. 

For school-related business, you can get a document notarized free of charge at two locations on campus:

  1. OIA (appointment required and for university-related business only) The notary public at OIA will provide services to anyone who is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, including international students, scholars, postdoctoral researchers, staff, faculty and their dependents. To get a document notarized at OIA, you must schedule an appointment prior to coming to OIA. Please send your request to
  2. The Registrar's Office (for university-related business only) To make an appointment, please email

Other Hyde Park area notary publics include:

The UPS Store # 1568
1507 E 53rd Street
Chicago, IL 60615-4509