The Embassy wishes to inform the public that beginning 15 June 2019, we will no longer physically affix red satin ribbons to documents brought to the Embassy for consularization, or more commonly known as “red ribbon” (ex. acknowledgements of Special Power of Attorney and other documents, authentication, attestation of au pair contracts and employment contracts, etc.). The documents will continue to bear the round gold seal embossed with the Embassy’s dry seal, which will now be affixed to the upper left corner of the documents and bound through with an eyelet.
The Embassy notes that this change is only in appearance of such documents and will be implemented by all Department of Foreign Affairs Consular Offices and Foreign Service Posts. Although the above services are more commonly known as “red ribbon”, the non-use of the red satin ribbon has no effect on the validity of the consularized document.
For the information of all.