Other Prohibited Acts
■ 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 into another.
■ Do not provide signature guarantees. This duty is usually performed by officials in the banking and securities industry.
■ Do not certify the authenticity of objects, such as art or sports memorabilia.
■ Do not judge contests or certify contest results.
■ Do not certify a person’s residency or citizenship status.
■ Do not prepare legal documents, or immigration papers, unless the notary public is also an attorney licensed to practice in Florida.