Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Notarizing USCIS Forms For Adoptions By NNA Staff on June 15, 2009 in Hotline Tips Form I-171H, which is needed for the preapproval of an orphan visa, is among the most common U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) forms you may be requested to notarize. It is needed when adopting a child from another country. The National Notary Association recommends that only experienced Notaries who customarily work with agencies with specialized knowledge of international adoptions notarize these forms, because a missing or incomplete document in the adoption dossier can jeopardize the adoption. In addition, this form does not include notarial wording, so the signer, adoption agency or the attorney handling the process must provide wording or instruct you as to the type of notarization -- acknowledgment or jurat -- to perform. If signers ask you a question about the form or the process, direct them to the adoption agency or their attorney for answers. Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.