Frequently asked questions
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What is a notary?
What does a notary public notarize?
A notary public notarizes any document in which an originator needs to ensure the integrity of the signer. A notary public verifies the identity of the signer, and that they are signing knowingly and willingly. This process helps deter the fraudulent execution of documents.
How a notary verifies identity of signature?
How many identification do I need?
A notary will ask for two form of identification
What if I have an expired identification?
A notary can accept an expired identification no longer than five years of expiration
Can a notary prepare or assist in the preparation of documents?
No, a notary public can only witness the signing of the documents, not assist or prepare any documents. To assist or prepare documents would be an unlawful practice of law.
Can a notary prepare immigration papers?
No, a notary public can only notarize immigration documents.