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U.S. Saving Bonds

Redemption of United States Savings Bonds Abroad

Signature Verification at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate General

  • Request for payment must be signed in the presence of and be certified by a U.S. diplomatic or consular representative or an officer of a foreign branch of a bank that’s incorporated in the U.S., the territories or possessions of the U.S., or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or in the presence of and certified by a notary or other official authorized to administer oaths.
  • If the signature is certified by a notary or other foreign official authorized to administer oaths, a U.S. or diplomatic or consular officer should certify and attest to the official’s character and jurisdiction.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen, you must include a statement over your signature stating that you are a U.S. citizen and you must provide your Social Security Number.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will need to fill out and include IRS Form W-8BEN .

There is no fee for this service which is performed during notarial hours .

Send the signed and certified bonds to either of these addresses:  

Bureau of Public Debt
P.O. Box 7012                
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26106-7012

or 

Federal Reserve Bank of Pittsburgh
P.O. Box 299
Pittsburgh, PA 15230

 

For further information or questions regarding U.S. savings bonds, please visit the Department of Treasury’s website at www.savingsbonds.gov