How to File: Complete the Department of State’s Apostille and Notarial Certificate Request Form. Enclose the document to be authenticated or certified. Documents must be submitted with original signatures; a photocopy of an original cannot be authenticated. The Florida Department of State cannot apostille or issue notarial certification for any document(s) that is/are issued by anyone other than a Florida notary or elected orRead More
There are many things that a Notary may not do. Some of the things are listed below. ■ Do not notarize a photograph ■ Do not notarize a copy of a birth certificate, or any other vital record or public record ■ Do not certify a translation of a document from one language intoRead More
For a Person with a Disability Who Directs Another to Sign On a rare occasion, we may be asked to notarize the signature of a person who cannot sign a document in the usual manner. An individual with a disability may direct the notary or a designated person to sign on his orRead More
Can you notarize my signature if the identification that I have is different from the name being signed?
This problem may occur in different situations. In some situations, individuals may have simply neglected to update their identification cards after a name change. You should go to your local Division of Motor Vehicles office to make the necessary changes. In some instances, individuals may need to sign a document with their former name afterRead More
For a person who is signing a document written in a foreign language not understood by the notary. As a notary, we are not responsible for the contents of the document, but we need to exercise caution in this situation, by following these recommendations by the State. Such as: ■ Make sure that the notaryRead More