What Types of Documents can be Notarized?October 28, 2021
When it comes to selling your home, sponsorship letters, and estate planning, there will likely be several important articles of paperwork that will need to be properly filled out and notarized. This process is important for ensuring that all information is factually correct and that all parties understand the contents of each document. Most “important” documents will likely need to be notarized to ensure that all parties are who they are claiming to be and that all required legal steps are completed. As leading providers of notarizations and other services, the team at Sidhu & Associates understands how difficult it can be to determine if your documents need to be notarized. That is why we have compiled a list of the types of documents that can be notarized to help you make an informed decision and know what to expect when dealing with important documents.
What Does it Mean to Notarize a Document?
Notarization is a process wherein a notary public witnesses you providing your signature for a document. During this process, notaries legally clarify that the imprinted signature corresponds to the person referred to as signatory in the document. It also means that the notary has verified your identity and your understanding of the contents of the document you are signing. Notarization is important for stopping fraudulent purchases, deals, and other transactions while ensuring that legitimate transactions are fully completed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Commonly Notarized Documents
The following types of documents are the most commonly notarized:
Financial & Real Estate Documents
Notaries are often employed by individuals or companies for the purpose of overseeing the signing processes for financial documents. These documents include, but are not limited to:
- Mortgage closing documents
- Property deeds (buying or selling a property and transferring ownership)
- Loan documents
- Some types of credit or loan applications/approvals
Most legal forms will require notarized signatures. These documents include, but are not limited to:
- Advanced directives
- Custody and guardianship agreements
- Power of attorney documents
- Court documents
Businesses of all sizes often require notarization for various documents. These documents include, but are not limited to:
- Articles of incorporation
- Memorandum of understanding documents
- Vendor contracts
- Commercial leases
- Employment contracts
- Construction and loan agreements
To learn more about notarization or to discuss your documents, get in touch with the experts at Sidhu & Associates. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.