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So, what’s considered an “acceptable” form of identification when seeking the services of a notary public?
Every signer must show valid (not expired) photo identification. All identification must contain a photo, a physical description, a signature and a serial number.
Checking and verifying the signer’s identify is critical step in performing a notarial service. Some people may view it as a nuisance, but it’s performed to safeguard against fraud. So the next time you need a document notarized, remember to bring one of the accepted forms of identification mentioned above.
Picture this. You work from home – then one day, a deal comes through. It is the breaththrough you have been waiting for. There is a problem though. You need to have a few documents notarized. This should happen in a few hours or else the deal will be gone.
You try to think of a few friends and neighbors who can refer you to the nearest notaries but they have no idea where they can refer you. Then it hits you – there are mobile notaries! So you find one online who saves the day. He arrives on time, helps you verify and notarize the documents and just like that, your bank account swells. All because of a traveling notary – so you become curious about traveling notaries. Here are five important things you need to know about them and the services they offer.
Our notaries are licensed and bonded through the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries and are able to work with attorneys of all types, real estate agents, lenders, banks, Hospitals, Health Care Organizations, debt consolidation companies, and even structured settlement organizations. We can help you with the documents you need to have notarized including:
You pay for notary services only when you need them.
You don’t have to hire employees to do the work.
You don’t have to pay for training or commission costs.
You don’t pay wages or benefits or travel rates.
You don’t have to pay workers compensation for outsourced services.
Mobile services are available for last minute needs.
You can schedule at a time that works for your clients.
The utilization of a mobile notary service can significantly improve business and customer relations, improve bottom lines, and enhance a company’s ability to conduct business in a digital, always on world. Ideally suited for most industry needs, notaries at Notary in Your Neighborhood are readily available to meet the specific goals of the client, resulting in swift and competent completion of documents in the most cost-effective manner.
Are you in need of notary traveling services in San Francisco? Red Seal Notary provides prompt, professional and efficient notary services in your County.
I.D.: Every signer must show valid (not expired) photo identification. All identification must contain a photo, a physical description, a signature and a serial number. California recognizes the following types of identification if issued within the last 5 years:
Documents: You supply your documents, statements, forms, letters, affidavits, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Health Care Directives, etc. Fill in all blanks but do not sign or date. The notarial portion will be completed and provided if necessary at the time of notarization. A Notary Public is unable to draft, change, or provide legal advice concerning your document. If you have questions, please work with the company or agency who drafted your document or who will be receiving them once they are completed.
Willingness & Knowledge: Every signer must demonstrate a willingness to sign the documents without coercion. He/she must also be aware of what they are signing and understand the significance of the transaction. Documents cannot be notarized if there is any cognitive impairment.
Ability to Communicate: All signers must be able to communicate in English. If a signer does not speak English, please call to discuss. The documents can be in any language. However, the notarial portion must be in English and will be provided as needed.
The apostille or authentication process has two components that must be met in order for your paperwork to work successfully, and both parts are out of our control. Following the apostille tips below, you will improve your chances. First, the Secretary of State must approve the notarization of your document. This means that the notary work must pass their standards.
Second, your foreign entity must accept and approve what is generated by the Secretary of State in the apostille process. Sometimes, what we need to do to get an apostille or authentication completed by the Secretary of State does not mesh with the expectations of your foreign agency.
Make sure the document you want to authenticate is correct before we begin the process with the Apostille Tips below.
Make sure your notary verbiage is correct
Is the notary portion of your document correct to today’s California standards? If I am notarizing your document, this won’t be a problem, however, if another notary isn’t current and their paperwork isn’t up-to-date, your document will be rejected by the Secretary of State.
Get approval for a “loose notary certificate” first.
If your document does not have the correct California notary verbiage, I will attach a loose certificate to your document in order to get your apostille or authentication completed by the Secretary of State. However, some foreign agencies do not allow a loose certificate. ASK first!
Make sure your foreign agency doesn’t require “Rolling Stamps.”
Som e foreign agencies want a notary stamp across all page edges of a multi-page document. RedSeal Notaries are prohibited from using their stamp in this manner and your paperwork will be rejected by the Secretary of State. Make sure your agency understands that this is not possible.
Formatting your document!
Is there -or should there be- a place for today’s date? Is there a line for all the signers? Are the names correctly spelled? Foreign countries often make mistakes with names. Strike-outs and corrections might not be allowed by your foreign entity.
Check with your receiving entity to confirm that what we send is what they can use.