Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Notary Public?
- Why are documents notarized?
- What is an Apostille?
- What Forms of Identification do Notary Publics Accept?
- Does A Notarized Document make the document True or Legal?
- May any document be notarized?
- What is a Certified Loan Signing Agent?
Q: What is an Apostille?
A: Apostille is a document issued by the State government officer who authenticates that the official signature and seal/stamp of a notary public or other public signatory on your original document is legal and should be accepted internationally by the governments of foreign countries.
In 1961 many nations joined together to create a simplified method of "legalizing" documents for universal recognition. Members of the conference, referred to as the Hague Convention, adopted a document referred to as an Apostille that would be recognized by all member of Hague convention.
a. State issued driver's license or identification card.
b. U.S. passport.
c. Foreign passport stamped by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
d. Alien registration card, acceptable only for notarization of INS forms.
e. U.S. military identification card with your signature applied.
f. Driver’s license officially issued in Mexico or Canada.
g. Inmate ID issued by the California Department of Corrections, but only to identify prisoners in custody.
A: For a document to be notarized, it must contain the following; *Text committing the signer in some way, * An original signature (photo copies are
not acceptable, *A notarial "Certificate" which may appear on the document itself or as an attachment. The notary completes the certificate, signs the certificate, and applies his/her seal
to the complete the notarization.
Q: What is a Certified Loan Signing Agent?
A: A Certified Loan Signing Agent is a Notary Public who specializes in loan document signings. We are authorized to perform the signing portion of the loan transaction. To achieve certification, the Signing Agent must go through additional, comprehensive training and education and pass an extensive exam. The Signing Agent accepts and provides pre-appointment prep-work of the loan documents, personally couriers the documents to the borrower’s location, ensures the proper execution and notarization of the loan documents, and returns the executed loan package to the Escrow Office in a timely manner.
Disclaimer: Notaries representing Queen Bee Notary are not Attorneys, We are Notary Publics. We are not licensed to practice law in the State of California or any other State, and may not, under any circumstance, give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice or legal services.