Frequently Asked Question

Question:

What or who is a Notary Public?

Answer:

A Notary Public is a government approved official who has been formally authorized to witness the signing of documents, to administer of oaths and to perform other miscellaneous duties. A Notary Public is usually hired in cases where important and fraud prone documents are involved. However, a Notary Public is not empowered to give legal advice on any matters pertaining to the documents being signed or otherwise.

The experts at Elite Notary Pros have been certified to service all your documentation needs.

Question:

What needs to be brought to the meeting with a Notary Public?

Answer:

When meeting with a Notary Public, one must provide a current government-issued identification such as a passport or a driver’s license. One must also bring along all the documents that need to be notarized.

You bring what you need and Elite Notary Pros professionals will do the rest.

Question:

What or who is a Loan Signing Agent?

Answer:

A Loan Signing Agent is a Notary Public who has been specially trained to loan documents. We at Elite Notary Pros have expert Loan Documentation Signing Agents with extensive experience in the field.

Question:

Why would anyone need a Loan Signing Agent and when?

Answer:

Loan documents are quite complicated and with little allotted room for error, they often get rejected when signed and submitted incorrectly. And when loan documents get rejected, the process of acquiring a loan slows down considerably while the interest on it accrues.

So, save time and money by hiring an Elite Notary Pro expert to do the job right the first time.

Question:

Are you background screened and bonded?

Answer:

Every Notary Public in the State of California is required to submit a background screening which had been administered by the Department of Justice and the FBI. Likewise, bonding is also required.

All professionals working for Elite Notary Pros have background screened and bonded as well as insured.

Question:

Can a Will be notarized?

Answer:

A Notary Public will only notarize a Will when clear instructions and a notarial certificate are proved. As Notary Publics are not authorized to give legal advice, the signer of the said Will may need to be referred to an attorney for further guidance in the process.

The professionals at Elite Notary Pros have had years of experience with Will as well as any number of other documents.

Question:

Can a photograph be notarized?

Answer:

Not if that’s all there is. To make it legally binding, a Notary Public’s signature and seal must appear on a notorial certificate such as an acknowledgement or a jurat and it must then be accompanied by a written statement signed by another person. However, a signature on a written statement that is specifically referring to an attached photograph may be notarized.

The professionals at Elite Notary Pros will be happy to fulfill all your notary needs.

Question:

Can copies of birth certificates be notarized?

Answer:

No. The only copies California certified Notary Publics are permitted to notarize are Powers of Attorney. However, the same Notary Publics may notarize affidavits of individuals requesting certified copies of birth as well as death certificates.

Please contact Elite Notary Pros with any questions or concerns you might have about notarization of your documents.

Question:

Does every document that needs to be notarized have to be signed in the presence of a Notary Public?

Answer:

Yes, that is the law and Elite Notary Pros much uphold it with no exception.

Question:

Can documents be notarized when unacceptable IDs have been presented?

Answer:

No. The law mandates that IDs presented to the Notary Public must be current and show the correct names even if recently changed due to a marriage or any other reason.

Elite Notary Pros is a reputable organization that will do nothing to jeopardize its reputation by doing anything illegal.

Question:

What happens when identifying documents are not available?

Answer:

When a signer is unable to produce acceptable means of identification, he or she may still be identified on the oath or affirmation of one or two credible witness(es).

The law states that —

- If two credible witnesses are available to identify the signer of the document(s) presented to the Notary Public, each of them must personally know the signer of the said document(s) and they must both have acceptable IDs.

- If only one credible witness is available to identify the signer of the document(s) presented to the Notary Public, the Notary Public must personally know the witness and the witness much personally know the signer of the document(s).

- A credible identifying witness must not have an interest, or be named, in the document(s) presented to the Notary Public for notarization.

- A credible identifying witness must be aware of the fact that the signer of the document(s) presented to the Notary Public does not have an acceptable ID and that it would be impractical to obtain one at that time. (Civil Code, Section 1185).

Elite Notary Pros has the experience to service your needs under all these circumstances.

Question:

What are acceptable Identification Documents (IDs)?

Answer:

Acceptable IDs are means by which the Notary Public in the State of California identifies the signer of document(s) presented. Providing that they are current, the following are acceptable IDs —

- California driver’s license or a non-driver’s ID issued by the DMV.

- Driver’s license or a non-driver’s ID issued by another U.S. State.

- Driver’s license issued in Mexico or Canada.

- U.S. Passport.

- Foreign passport stamped by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS).

- U.S. military ID that includes all required information. The Common Access Card (CAC) is not acceptable as a means of identification for notarization by California Notary Publics.

- Inmate ID issued by the CDC is acceptable as a means of identification of prisoners that are presently in custody.

- ID card issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is acceptable as a means of identification only for notarization of USCIS forms.

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