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What does it mean to have a document notarized with a notary public signature?
Billions of documents are notarized worldwide each year, giving milestone moments for many individuals.
You may be buying a house in another country or city. Someone may require a power of attorney to act on behalf of their aging parent, another may need adoption papers notarized. The success of many life-changing circumstances depends on approval by a notary public.
What does it actually mean to have a document notarized? Is it just a fancy rubber stamp?
Why is it Important to Notarize a Document?
Clarity and certainty are a must in many legal transactions, and you need to be able to trust the authenticity of legal documents.
A notary public is appointed by the government to act as an impartial witness to help deter fraud in the signing of important documents. They verify the identities of the signatories and ensure the awareness and willingness to sign the documents or perform transactions.
A notary public will apply their own signature, notary commission details and seal after witnessing a signing. A notary’s seal on a document authenticates and validates the transaction. Institutions often trust documents that have been notarized.
A notarized document is similar to swearing under oath in a court of law, acknowledging the truth of the facts in the document.