Notary Public


Certified Notary Public Service in San Diego, CA on Miramar Road – REPLICA

At Replica we offer notary services for Leases, Contracts, Affidavits,  and Certificate Signing.
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*For more information about the services offered by Replica San Diego, call us today at (858) 457-9500.

Notary Public Replica

Notary Public at REPLICA on Miramar Rd.

COMMON NOTARY QUESTIONS

What Is A Notary Public?
A responsible person  appointed by state  government to witness the signing of important  documents and administer oaths.

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Notarization?
$15 per signature 

Why Are Documents Notarized?
To Deter Fraud! An impartial witness (the  Notary) ensures that the signers  of documents are  who  they say  they  are  and  not impostors. The Notary makes  sure that signers  have  entered into agreements knowingly and  willingly. In a society  in which  business dealings between strangers are  the norm rather  than  the exception, Notaries  create  a trustworthy environment where strangers are  able  to share  documents with  full confidence in their authenticity.

Does Notarization Mean That A Document Is “TRUE” or “LEGAL”?
No! Notaries  are  not responsible for the accuracy or legality of documents they  notarize. Notaries  certify  the identity  of signers. The signers  are  responsible for the content  of the documents.

What Are Acceptable Forms Identification?
Acceptable Forms of Identification for Notary Services are:

  • State-issued driver’s license
  • State-issued identification card
  • U.S. passport issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. military ID
  • State, county and local government IDs
  • Permanent resident card, or “green card,” issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services​
  • ​Foreign passport*
  • A Canadian or Mexican driver’s license issued by an appropriate public agency*

*Only in some states.

All of the identification documents listed above must be current or issued within the past Five (5) Years in order to be accepted by California Notaries. For additional information, please see the “Identification” section of the state’s official 2017 Notary Public Handbook. Although these are commonly accepted forms of ID, your state may have different requirements. Be sure to familiarize yourself with and follow your state’s laws addressing acceptable signer identification.

California Does Not Allow A Signer To Be Identified Through Personal Knowledge. Even if a Notary is personally acquainted with a signer, state law prohibits using personal knowledge to identify document signers. Every signer must be identified through one of the identification documents or other methods listed in California Code 1185[b]:

How is a signer identified?
Generally, the Notary will ask to see a current identification document that has a photograph, issuing authority, physical description and a signature. A driver’s license, military ID or passport will usually be acceptable.

Can Any Document Be Notarized?
No! For a document to be notarized, it must contain:
1) text committing the signer  in some  way
2) an original signature (not a photocopy) of the document signer
3) a notarial  “certificate”  which  may  appear on the document itself or on an attachment. The Notary fills in the certificate, signs  it, then  applies his or her seal  to complete the notarization.

May a Notary give legal advice or draft legal documents?
Absolutely not! A Notary is forbidden from preparing legal  documents for others  or acting  as a legal  advisor unless  he or she  is also  an attorney. Violators  can  be fined  or jailed  for the unauthorized practice of law.

Is notarization required by law?
For many  documents, yes!  Certain  affidavits, real  estate deeds and  other  documents may  not be legally binding unless  they  are  properly notarized.

Can A Notary Prepare Or Offer Advice On Immigration Forms?
U.S. Citizenship and  Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations state  that no one  may  help  prepare or file another  person’s immigration papers unless  he or she is an attorney or a U.S. Justice  Department-approved “accredited representative.” Non-attorneys may  provide clerical, secretarial or translating assistance with  USCIS forms,  as long  as no advice or interpretation is given. Courts have  held  that even  a non-attorney’s selection of which  legal  forms to complete can  constitute the unauthorized practice of law.

 Where Can I Get More Information?
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