QJM Mobile Notary Service - FAQ's
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FAQ's  

I know that many questions may come to mind about a Legal Document preparation, process service, loan signing or wedding officiant services. 

Notary Information
Since notarizations causes for certain guidelines to be met by the state of California, for your convenience, I've provided useful information to aide you during the notarization process.

Please feel free to call QJM Mobile Notary Service at (559) 201-0700 to have your question's answered by a professional Notary 24 hours a day, seven days a week!What you will need at the time of notarization
1.     The document(s) that you want                        notarized completely  
         filled-out (without signatures) and
         correct spelling of names(s).
2.      The person(s) that will either serve
         as Subscribing Witnesse(s).
3.      An acceptable form of identification
         noted below:

Identification
Q: What are the acceptable forms of identification?
A: California law allows for various identification documents to be used to verify your identity such as: 

  • Driver's License or ID - for the state of California or a driver’s license issued by another state, and by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver’s licenses, EXPIRED I.D. STILL MAY BE USED: UP TO 5 YEARS, from the date of notarization.   

  •  Passports - A United States Passport
                     UPDATE: Passport I.D. Req. beginning Jan. 1, 2017
               1.    No longer requires a foreign passport presented to be                       stamped by the United States Citizenship and Immigration
                      Services (ISCIS).
               2.    Allows a valid, unexpired consular ID document issued                         by a consulate from the applicant's country of citizenship
                            be accepted by a Notary as satisfactory evidence of
                            identity.

  • Personal Knowledge BETWEEN Notary & Document Signer - I as the Notary Public MUST  "personally" know the document signer and have a well-established relationship to use this option; or 
  • Identification Cards - issued by California or another state,
                  - Military Identification Card -  issued by the United States,
                  - Inmate Identification Card - issued by                             
                     the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation,                       ONLY when incarcerated in a California law enforcement
                      agency:
                           1.       Any form of inmate identification of the Sheriff’s
                                     Department, if the inmate is in custody, in a local
                                     detention facility; or
                           2.       There is reasonable reliance on any one of                                                           the following forms of identification, provided that                                           the I.D. also contains a  photograph description of the
                                     person, signature, and identifying number

                  - Employee Identification Card - issued by an agency or office                               of the State of California, agency or office of a city or county,
                  - 2 Credible-Witnesses(s) - Known personally by the document                             signer that can attest that he/she doesn't have or can't                                        obtain the required identification required to complete the
                          notarization  under oath/affirmation.; lastly
                  - Tribal Identification CardIssued by a federally recognized                                 tribal government as satisfactory evidence of identity
                          provided  it is current or issued in the past 5 years
                          contains a signature, description of the person, and 
                          serial  number.         
             
Common Questions asked by signers
Q: What documents aren't able to be notarized?
A: A Notary Public may NOT notarize documents that are:
  1.  Incomplete
  2. Certified copies of birth, fetal death, death, marriage records.
  3. I-9 documents can ONLY be completed by a certified Immigration Specialist; and
  4. At the Notary Public's discretion, anything that may appear to be fraudulent in any way.

Forms
Q: Does the signer of a document has to be present?
A: No, a person may, as a Subscribing-Witness, accompany the notarization process with two credible witnesses completing the notarization. Real Estate and Power of Attorney documents cannot use this type of notarization.
 
Q: Can the Notary Public select which form to complete the notarization?
A: By law, I am not authorized to select the appropriate form because that would constitute practicing law. If you need advice, contact the local Bar Association in your area or a Lawyer of your choice for more information. For your convenience, I provided California approved and (UPDATED) reproducible forms for your notarization needs.

  1. Acknowledgment 
  2. Jurat

Fees
Q: Are there persons that are exempt paying notary fees?
A: Yes, when performing notarial services on a military base, military personnel, veterans, and documents related to military veterans pensions. Also, absentee ballot I.d. and voting materials are exempt from notarization fees, excluding traveling fees.

Useful Information & Links
The links below will provide up-to-date information regarding notary laws for the state of California and expanded answers to questions that were not referenced above!


                   Immigration Forms



                    CA Government Code