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- Signature of witness
Witnessing signatures is one of the notarial acts under which our notary public ascertains that the signature on the document is that of the signer appearing before him/her and the one whose name is mentioned in the document. The notary determines this by witnessing the parties signing the document. Some states require the notary to certify the signer's identification while attesting a signature.
· Acknowledgments by individual
Notarizing an acknowledgment by individual primarily consists of two elements: one is a formal statement made by an individual signing a document that the signature on it is genuine and that the signing it was an act of free will for purpose of the document, and the second is a certification from the notary service that the individual appeared before him for signing on the document. Acknowledgments are commonly needed for documents related to valuable assets.
· Acknowledgments by representative
Acknowledgments in a representative capacity can be made by an individual on behalf of a company, attorney or agent, or partners of a business firm. Notary rules for verifying acknowledgments by representatives differs from state-to-state, with a few states prohibiting certification of signer's status.
· Acknowledgment by disabled person
In case of notarizing signatures on acknowledgments by a disabled person, another person (representative signer) may be granted the power of attorney to sign on such a document on behalf of the individual. The notary public notarizes the signature of the representative signer, who need to provide an identification proof. Such a person, however, cannot affirm or swear an oath in the disabled person's name.
· Copy of Certificate by notary
Certifying a copy of an original document requires the notary public to photocopy the original document, compare it to the original document, and then certifying the fact that both documents are identical. Rules for certifying copies of documents by notaries differ from state-to-state and document-to-document.
· Verification of oath or affirmation
All notaries are authorized to administer affirmations and oaths, but almost all states impose certain restrictions on the situations and the person to whom the notary may administer an oath. Affirmations and oaths are generally administered to deponents, affiants, and individuals holding public offices. Some states also authorize notaries to administer affirmations and oaths to witnesses giving testimony in the court.