Notary and Fingerprinting Questions
Notary and Fingerprinting Questions and facts are available below. We understand that facts about notary and fingerprinting can seem confusing and complicated. It is our job to help you feel confident in handling important legal matters. If you don’t find the answer to you question below please call us at (949)702-3551.
What Is Live Scan?
Live Scan is electronic fingerprinting. It is used for background checks. If you are applying for a license, certification, permit, employment, volunteer or other application, you may require a live scan. In previous years you had to go to a police department for a background check. Now there are local small business that provide this service. Read More
Need Help With an Application?
Notary Plus Mobile Service is a “One Stop Shop” when processing applications for licensing, certification and permits. You can make an appointment to go online, print an application, add a photo, and get the paperwork notarized and even do a background check.
How do I get a background check?
Do you ever wonder what may be on your criminal record? People request background checks on themselves for various reasons. If it’s for employment, visa, immigration or you just want to know what is on your record, there is a process. A full background check requires fingerprints. The information should go through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and/or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Read More
Need a Notary and No Current ID?
A signer may use two credible witnesses personally known to the signer. Each credible witness must have a valid ID. A credible witness can not be named in the document.
What Is An Oath?
An Oath is a solemn affirmation, declaration or promise, made under responsibility to God, for the truth of what is stated or the faithful performance of what is undertaken. Under various statues, different forms of affirmation or solemn declaration are allowed in lieu of an Oath. In the state of California, an Oath or Affirmation is acceptable.
Does a document need to be signed in the presence of a Notary?
It depends, Documents requiring acknowledgments normally do not need to be signed in the Notary’s presence. However, the signer must appear before the Notary at the time of notarization to acknowledge that he or she freely signed for the purpose stated in the document.
On the other hand, documents requiring a jurat must be signed in the presence of the Notary. A jurat indicates that the individual signed and gave an oath or affirmation in the presence of the Notary.
New Notary Acknowledgment 2015
Starting January 1, 2015 the State of California is adding wording to the California Acknowledgment. The new wording reads as follows. “A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.”
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New Notary Jurat 2015
Starting January 1, 2015 the State of California is adding wording to the California Jurat.The new wording reads as follows. “A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.”
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