Notary Public

What is a Notary Public? According to the National Notary Association, a Notary is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths.

What does a Notary notarize?  Any documents that an originator needs to ensure integrity, and indentity of the signer. A notary public verifies the identity of the signer, and that they are signing knowingly and willingly.  This process helps deter fraudulent execution of documents.

How does a Notary verify the identity of the signer?  The signing person will need to provide a government-issued, photo identification such as a driver’s license or other identification card that includes a photograph, signature and some information describing the person.  

Can a Notary Public prepare or assist in the preparation of any documents?  No, a Notary can only witness the signing of the documents, not assist or prepare any documents.  Free notary services available to Laredo Federal Credit Union members.

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