What’s an Apostille?

An Apostille is a document that certifies the authenticity of a public official’s signature on a document. What is the Purpose of an Apostille? The purpose of an Apostille is so that the document can be used in a foreign country without their being any doubt about the authenticity of the public official’s document. Only Read More …

Notaries Get A Raise in California

California will now be alone in allowing Notaries to charge the highest fees of any other state. Bill Text: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_2201-2250/ab_2217_bill_20160817_chaptered.html BILL NUMBER: AB 2217 CHAPTERED BILL TEXT CHAPTER 133 FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 17, 2016 APPROVED BY GOVERNOR AUGUST 17, 2016 PASSED THE SENATE AUGUST 1, 2016 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY MAY 2, 2016 Read More …

Lost in Translation

Every state is different, but in California, you can NOT use an interpreter or translator, when notarizing a signature for a signer. A notary must be able to communicate directly with the signer in a language they both understand. It does not matter what language the document is in. When notarizing a signature on a Read More …

Restrictions That May Affect California Notaries Completing Form I-9

In order to obtain additional income as a notary public, many notaries perform Form I-9 certifications. However, per the California Secretary of State, notaries should be aware that certain restrictions apply to performing these type of services in California. Form I-9 is the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Employment Eligibility Verification Form. Its purpose Read More …