Sacramento Mobile Notary & Apostille

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Mobile Notary?
The best way to get your document notarized! I come to your home, work, hospital, assisted living, hospice, etc... We can meet at the local coffee shop or any place convient to you.

2. Is all notary the same?
Documents requiring notarizing may come with the notarial wording present, otherwise a choice must be made:
 
Acknowledgment
the notary public certifies:

  • That the signer personally appeared before the notary public on the date indicated in the county indicated
  • To the identity of the signer
  • That the signer acknowledged executing the document
Any certificate of Acknowledgment taken within California shall be in the following form:

 
Jurat the notary public certifies:
  • That the signer personally appeared before the notary public on the date indicated and in the county indicated
  • That the signer signed the document in the presence of the notary public
  • That the notary public administered the oath or affirmation*
  • To the identity of the signer
The signer must personally appear, take an oath and sign in the presence of the notary public for a Jurat
Any Jurat taken within California shall be in the following form:

*Sample Oath "Do you swear or affirm that the statement(s) in this/these document(s) are true and correct to the best of your knowledge and belief? When administering the oath, the signer and notary public traditionally each raise their right hand, but this is not a legal requirement.

3. Can you notarize a document from another state?
Yes, a notary public may complete a certificate of Acknowledgment required in another state or jurisdiction of the United States on documents to be filed in that other state or jurisdiction, provided the form does not require the notary public to determine or certify that the signer holds a particular representative capacity or to make other determinations and certifications not allowed by California law.

4. I have a document I need notarized in Sacramento but I live out of state, can you help?
Absolutely! Simple solution: Just email or overnight me or your signer the document, I will notarize and return your document upon your direction. I keep my clients updated every step of the way.

5. What is the fee for a notary?
The cost in the state of California per signature or oath is $10.00, discounts given for multiple signatures.

6. What type of identification do I need?
When completing a certificate of acknowledgment or a jurat, a notary public is required to certify to the identity of the signer of the document.
 
California Identification Requirements:
The following types of identification are acceptable if they are current or they have been issued within 5 years:

  1. An identification card or driver's license issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles
  2. A United States Passport
  3. An inmate identification card by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, if the inmate is in custody in California state prison.
  4. A type of identification listed below, provided it contains a photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number
    1. A passport issued by a foreign government, provided that is has been stamped by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    2. A driver's license issued by another state or by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver's licenses
    3. An identification card issued by another state
    4. A United States military identification card with the required photograph, description of the person, signature of the person, and an identifying number. (Some military identification cards do not contain all the required information.)
    5. An employee identification card issued by an agency or office of the State of California, or an agency or office of a city, county, or city and county in California

7. Help! My elderly parent has no identification what do I do?
If the signer has no identification then 2 Credible Witnesses can be used. The identity of the signer can be established by the oaths of two credible witnesses whom the notary public does not personally know. I must first establish the identities of the credible witnesses by the presentation of an ID meeting the above criteria. Under oath the credible witnesses must swear or affirm that each of the following is true:

  1. The individual appearing before the notary public as the signer of the document is the person named in the document.
  2. The credible witnesses personally know the signer
  3. The credible witnesses reasonably believe that the circumstances of the signer are such that it would be very difficult or impossible for the signer to obtain another form of identification
  4. The signer does not possess any of the identification documents authorized by law to establish the signer's identity
  5. The credible witnesses do not have any financial interest and are not named in the document signed

Mobile Notary and Apostille
Appointment only:
2511 Carlsbad Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: 916-308-0376
Fax: 916-483-4482
       
 

 
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