What is a Mobile Notary?
A mobile notary is a person authorized to administer oaths, take acknowledgments and perform other functions due to their status as a notary public. They are called upon when documents are notarized, which happens when someone signs an affidavit or affirms that the information contained in a document is true and correct.
What do mobile notaries do?
A mobile notary can administer an oath or affirmation and certify that a signature is genuine. They can also take acknowledgments on deeds, powers of attorney and other legal documents. Mobile notaries also have the authority to certify copies of documents for use by state agencies, including vital records offices.
In addition to these duties, mobile notaries may also act as translators if they are fluent in two languages. Most states require the translator be certified by the state department of education or by another recognized organization.
What qualifications do I need to become a mobile notary?
To become a mobile notary, you must pass an examination administered by your state's secretary of state office or equivalent agency. This exam typically requires you to demonstrate knowledge of federal law regarding signatures and records management practices, as well as knowledge about state laws regarding signature verification procedures.
The benefits include:
- Convenience - you can schedule an appointment with your mobile notary at your convenience, and they can come to your home, office or other location.
-Discretion - having someone come to your home or office allows you to keep private information private.
- Affordable - while the cost of someone coming to you might seem extreme, you can get notaries to come to you for cheap.
- Speed - with mobile notaries, documents are signed and filed quickly, because there's no need for travel time between locations