Some things you should understand about this California Notary Public:
I verify the identity of the individual who signs the document.
I do not verify the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of the document.
I am an impartial witness.
I verify the signer is signing under his or her own free will and is not under duress.
I witness signing of documents and administer oaths or affirmations.
Although, notaries serve the public, I owe primary allegiance to the laws of California.
Some of the fundamentals of notarization are:
The signer must appear in person in the same room with the notary at the time of the notarization.
A notary may identify a signer in one of three ways: Personal Knowledge, Identification Cards, or a Credible Witness.
The notary must be confident that no one is trying to coerce or intimidate a signer into signing a document.
The notary must maintain a journal record of the Notarization that occurred.
Notary certificates are either wording preprinted or typed on the document itself, or on a separate page attached.
The reason for all these steps is simple, we are deterring fraud.
Below are some examples of documents you may need notarized:
Advanced Healthcare Directive
Auto Loan Document
Auto Title Document
Bill of Sale
Certified Copy of POA
Consent Letter to Travel Abroad
Deed of Trust
Grant Deed Transfer
Notice of Motion
Order to Show Cause
Permission Granted by One Parent to Another to Obtain a Passport for a Minor
Power of Attorney
Request for Consular Report of Birth
Request for Death Certificate
Request for DMV Docs that Require Notary
SAM.GOV Registration Processing
T-47 Real Property Affidavit
Time Share Buyer Document
Time Share Seller Document
Unclaimed Property Affirmation Form
Live Scan Fingerprinting Notary and Loan Documents