- What is a Notary Public?
- What does a Notary Do?
- Why are Notaries Necessary?
- What are acceptable forms of ID?
- What is the difference between a Notary and a Notary Signing Agent?
- What is a Notary Signing Agent?
- Why Do Notary Signing Agents require background screening?
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What is a Notary Public?
A Notary Public is an official appointed by state government usually by the secretary of state. A notary serves as an impartial witness who performs a number of fraud deterrent acts that may be related to the signing of important documents. Notaries are publicly commissioned as “ministerial” officials, which means that they are expected to follow written rules.
What does a Notary Do?
A Notary’s job is to screen signers of important documents, and confirm their identity by having the signer(s) produce identification, and be sure that they are signing documents willingly and without influence or intimidation of another. A notary must be sure that the signer(s) are aware and understand the contents of the document(s) or transaction(s). It is sometimes necessary for the Notary to put the signer under an oath, declaring under penalty of perjury that the information contained in a document is true and correct. Some examples of documents that commonly require are Property deeds, wills and powers of attorney. As official representatives of the state, a Notary Public certifies the proper execution of legal documents.
Why are Notaries Necessary?
Notaries deter the fraudulent signing of documents and establish that the signer is aware of what they’re signing, and that they are a willing participant.
What are acceptable forms of ID?
A notary will ask to see a current photo ID with a signature. The most commonly produced IDs are a drivers license and US passport.
What is the difference between a Notary and a Notary Signing Agent?
A Notary Signing Agent is another level of notary which requires additional training and additional certification. You must be a commissioned notary before being eligible to become a Notary Signing Agent. Notary Signing Agent requires background screening.
What is a Notary Signing Agent?
Notary Signing Agent is a notary with additional training to handle and notarize loan documents for lenders.
Why Do Notary Signing Agents require background screening?
Notary Signing Agents work with lenders and they are handling loan documents with sensitive financial information so, background screening is required in order to protect the borrowers financial information.