Faq’s

NOTARY FAQ'S

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To deter fraud. An impartial witness (the Notary) ensures that the signers of documents are who they say they are and not impostors. The Notary makes sure that signers have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly. In a society in which business dealings between strangers are the norm rather than the exception, Notaries create a trustworthy environment where strangers are able to share documents with full confidence in their authenticity.

For a document to be notarized, it must contain: 1) text committing the signer in some way, 2) an original signature (not a photocopy) of the document signer, 3) a notarial “certificate” which may appear on the document itself or on an attachment. The Notary fills in the certificate, signs it, then applies his or her seal to complete the notarization.

For many documents, yes. Certain affidavits, real estate deeds and other documents may not be legally binding unless they are properly notarized.

A notary must view a current government-issued photo ID that has a photograph, physical description and a signature. A driver’s license, military ID or passport will usually be acceptable.

Fees vary – $10.00-$20.00 per notarial act as set by the State of Texas.  24/7 Traveling Notary Service exclusively offers mobile notary services to meet with clients in a convenient location so in addition to the notarization fee, there is a travel fee.  Travel fees are based upon mileage, time of day, and if applicable, tolls and parking fees.

No. Notaries are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of documents they notarize. The signers are responsible for the content of the documents.  Notaries certify the identity of signers and that signers have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.

Absolutely not. A Notary is forbidden from preparing legal documents for others or acting as a legal advisor unless he or she is also an attorney. Please consult an attorney with any questions.

Only a few immigration forms need to be notarized, including the Affidavit of Support (I-134).  24/7 Traveling Notary Service does not offer bilingual notary services, so if a document is written in a foreign language, search your local listings for a bilingual Notary near you.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations state that no one may help prepare or file another person’s immigration papers unless he or she is an attorney or a U.S. Justice Department-approved “accredited representative.” Non-attorneys may provide clerical, secretarial or translating assistance with USCIS forms, as long as no advice or interpretation is given. Courts have held that even a non-attorney’s selection of which legal forms to complete can constitute the unauthorized practice of law.

Only if the Notary is uncertain of a signer’s identity, willingness or general competence, or has a good reason to suspect fraud. Notaries should not refuse to serve anyone because of race, religion, nationality, lifestyle, or because the person is not a client or customer. Discrimination on any basis is not a suitable policy for a public official.

A U.S. Notary is not the same as a Latin Notario Publico. In Latin America, a Notario Publico is a high-ranking official like a judge, or an attorney. Unlike a Notario Publico, a U.S. Notary is forbidden from preparing legal documents or giving advice on immigration or other matters, unless he or she is also an attorney.