Notary Public Questions & Answers

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A Mobile Notary travels to the customer’s location to perform notarizations. They may charge up to the maximum fee set by state law for notarization services. They charge separate fees for traveling to the customer’s location. Notaries can provide services to any customer or business that requires notarization, as long as the notarization request is permitted by state law.

Our fees vary based on service(s) time, travel expenses, and nuances, including but not limited to gas, tolls, parking, time, traffic, and of course, the occasional parking/speeding ticket.

The total mobile fee is due upon notary arrival regardless of if the signer is no longer available to sign and or paperwork/Identification is not in order. Our prices start at $50.00 for 30 minutes. You may be charged an overage fee if your appointment goes over the allotted time of $5.00 for every 5 minutes over.

A notary is not an attorney licensed to practice law and may not give legal advice about immigration or any other legal matter or accept fees for legal advice.” Please contact a licensed attorney or your local bar association for all legal issues. All notaries are individually licensed and may be either an employee or independent contractors of BKNYC Mobile Notary.

The signer’s appearance and valid state identification must be present upon meeting for every signer on the documents. The ID cannot be expired. Examples are Driver’s license, passport, or green card. If your Identification is expired, it cannot be more than two years expired. It is up to the notary’s discretion to accept or not to accept alternate forms of I.D.

Yes, we notarize on the weekends; however, hours are limited. We also notarize on varying Holidays. Check the website for holiday hours and updates.
An acknowledgment is a form used by a licensed Notary to certify a person’s signature and identity on a document. An acknowledgment does not need to be signed in front of a notary. However, the best practice is to wait until a notary arrives before signing any document.
According to NYS notarial law, a notary CANNOT CERTIFY A COPY OF ANY LEGAL DOCUMENT even if a foreign government requests it. A notary CAN CERTIFY THE SIGNER’S STATEMENT ATTESTING TO THE DOCUMENT’S VALIDITY.
In a word, No. And notaries are not responsible for the content or legalities of a document. That rests solely on the signer(s).
Notarizing a document means that someone has witnessed the signing of the document in front of them. This ensures that the signer is actually the person who signed the document. It also helps ensure that the document was properly executed.
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A jurat is a certification, sworn statement, affirmation, or oath that a signer takes to confirm that a document is authentic. This is GIVEN by a notary, affirmed by a signer, is a crucial part of the process, and MUST be taken if the document calls for it. In addition, jurats coincided with affidavits. AFFIDAVITS/JURATS MUST BE SIGNED IN FRONT OF THE NOTARY. You should check the language on the document to be sure or consult your attorney. If unsure best practice is to wait until the notary arrives before signing.
Yes, an NYS notary CAN NOTARIZE A FOREIGN LANGUAGE DOCUMENT only IF the notary can COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY TO THE SIGNER in a language, they BOTH can UNDERSTAND & the notary certificate is in a language the notary can understand.
In general, an oath is a sworn statement to a notary that claims before God/deity/higher power to tell the truth or perform a duty. This is seen when a person puts their left hand on a bible and raises their right. An affirmation is the same except for swearing to a God/deity or higher power.

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