Mobile Notary Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ About The Notary Process

important things you should know

No. Identification must be up to date and have the same name as the documents being signed.

Your identity can be verified a number of way, as outlined below:

  • Current license
  • Passport
  • Inmate ID for those incarcerated
  • Military ID
  • Employee ID if issued by the State, County, or City
  • The oath of a credible witness

All the legal terms are explained and defined in the document. If you have more detailed questions we always defer to whoever drew up the documents.

You can depend on me to keep you informed throughout the whole process.

My background has taught me to value and protect client’s privacy and handle all matters with discretion. I am also commissioned by the state which is something I take very seriously.

Yes we are available 24/7. Just click on the More Information Button at any time.

You can count on me to not pressure or rush you to sign. Additionally if you are not comfortable signing you are free to stop the process at any time.

No we are not Attorney’s, we do not practice law or give legal advice.

If scanbacks are requested, I will do that promptly. I also return documents promptly, as soon as the signing is complete. FedEx and UPS have multiple locations in my area, for ease of shipment.

FAQ About Notaries

A notary public is a public official whose powers and duties are defined by statute.  A notary acts as an official, impartial witness to help prevent fraud, a unbiased witness to the identity and signature of the person who comes before the notary for a specific purpose.  The person may be taking an oath, giving oral or written testimony, or signing acknowledging his or her signature on a legal document. In each case, the notary attests that the person appearing before the notary is who that person claims to be.

In Virginia, there are 5 basic acts: 1) taking acknowledgements, 2) administering oaths and affirmations, 3) Certifying affidavits or depositions, 4) certifying “true copies” of documents, 5) performing jurats

No, notarizing does not mean the document is true.

A Notary Signing Agent or NSA is a Notary who has special training to handle loan document signings. Title companies and signing services hire NSAs to deliver loan documents to borrowers, oversee the signing and return the documents.

No we do not have requirements for our customers. Customers have the option of wearing a mask or not, its up to you.  All Universal Professional Services staff are fully vaccinated and will wear masks on all in person visits until further notice.  

If the form does not specifically state the type of notarization, you will need to confirm with the requestor.

An Acknowledgement is a declaration that your identity has been verified and you have willingly signed the affidavit. An Acknowledgment requires the following steps:

  1. You must personally appear
  2. Your identity must be verified
  3. You may sign in the presence of the notary of before
  4. You must declare that you intentionally signed the document

A Jurat is a sworn affirmation of the truthfulness and content of a document. The Notary will administer an oath or affirmation to the signer, who will affirm under penalty or perjury. A Jurat requires the following steps:

  1. You Identity must be verified
  2. The signer must appear and sign in the presence of the Notary
  3. You will asked to verbally swear or affirm to the truthfulness of the document
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