Notary Public Services
At PostalAnnex+, we offer the services of a commissioned, bonded and insured notary public. From real estate deeds to contracts, and from loan documents to affidavits, our notaries are ready to professionally finish your document.
Our notaries public have even taken the extra step and become certified by the National Notary Association to become a notary signing agent (NSA). NSA’s have taken extra coursework related to loan signings and are experienced in notarizing documents such as real estate deeds of trust, warranty deeds, mortgage notes, affidavits, certification of trusts and escrow information.
Questions about Notary Services:
A: According to the National Notary Association, a notary public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths.
A: A Notary Public notarizes any document on which an originator needs to insure the integrity of the signer. A notary public verifies the identity of the signer, and verifies that the signer is signing knowingly and willingly.
A: A notary public will ask a signer for a document such as a driver’s license or government-issued identification card that includes a photograph, signature and some information describing the person.
A: No, a notary public can only witness the signing of the documents, and may not prepare or assist in the preparation of any documents. This keeps the notary’s position as an impartial witness to the signing.
A: A notary public may refuse to perform a notarization if he or she cannot be certain of a prospective signer’s identity, willingness, or understanding of what is happening at that moment. In addition, a notary public may not notarize a document in which he or she has a financial interest.
A: State laws may vary, but in general, no. For vital records documents such as birth certificates and marriage certificates, the requestor should visit the local agency that holds these documents, such as a local county clerk. There are some limited instances when a notary may certify a copy, but it is best to check with a notary public in your state.
A: A notary public may notarized papers that require notarization, such as an Affidavit of Support, but a notary public may not prepare or file another person’s immigration papers unless the notary public is an attorney or a US Department of Justice accredited representative.
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