Identification requirements for notarial services are the throughout all 50 US states. Signee(s) must present valid and active photo identification.
*This is not a comprehensive list. If you are unsure about your Photo ID, send a message and we will let you know if it is acceptable.
Notarization is a form of legal authentication for signed (or sometimes, copied) documents. It confirms document’s authenticity and ensures compliance of such signed documents with the requirements of the relevant jurisdictions. Copied documents include utility bills, passports.
The Notary Public verifies identity of the signee and ensures that such person fully understands, confirms (and willingly accepts) the information contained within such document. The certification by a notary can also be needed to confirm the authenticity of copied documents, such as passports or utility bills.
A Notary Public can only confirm and notarize signatures that are physically signed before the Notary. All documents have to undergo vetting and document notarization process must be followed before signing. You can consult with us to know the appropriate steps to take. Contact your counsel, or the organization that you are sending the document to, and bring a spare copy in case.
Many legal documents can be sworn, affirmed or declared before a Commissioner of Oaths, who need not be a Notary Public. If the document itself is going to be used outside the jurisdiction, especially internationally, you will likely need to swear or declare before a Notary. This is a practical result of the system used for confirming the execution of international documents. If in doubt, it is normally best to use a Notary, as that covers you, either way. Fortunately, we have them. Just give us a call or send us an email.