Tips for getting ready to see a Notary Public

You have found a findmyNotary Notary Public and booked your appointment.  To make sure your appointment runs as smoothly as possible here are a few things to do.

  • The document: Make sure you have all of the pages of the document which needs signing ready.  If you can email your Notary a copy of the document before the meeting this would be really helpful.  This helps the Notary to prepare the certificate in advance and will shorten the time of your meeting.  It also helps the Notary to offer you advice on whether you need Legalisation.
  • Bring the correct identification: The Notary needs to confirm your identity and make sure you are the correct person to sign the document.  It is very important you bring valid identification documents with you.  When you meet your findmyNotary Notary you will need two forms of identification which match the name on the document to be notarised.  Preferred documents are a passport or picture driving licence as photo ID and a bank statement or utility bill less than 3 months old to confirm your address.
  • Be organised: You can carry out some simple checks to make sure you don’t waste your time.  Know how many notarisations you need and leaf through the pages to make sure none are missing or are incomplete.  Make sure everyone who needs to sign the document is present and has their ID documents.

Notarising a document is not as simple as turning up at the Notary’s office and signing something.  To make sure your appointment is successful, take the time to follow these tips.

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