Prepare for your Notary Appointment

SD Signings is the BEST!  I use SD Signings multiple times per week – I am an estate planning attorney, and SD Signings notarizes my clients’ estate planning documents. They offer incredible package deals, and top notch service. Use SD Signings – you will not regret it!
Ashley Teague

Attorney at Law, Teague Law

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7 Steps to Prepare for your notary appointment


1. Bring Current Identification

All signers will have Active (Not Expired) Government Issued Identification at notary appointment:

  • Passport
  • Driver’s License / State ID
  • Military ID
  • or 2 Witnesses w/ ID

2. ID Name Matches Document Name (Exactly)

An ID must show more or ‘equal to’ the name indicated on the document for a notary to identify you in that manner as mandated by California Law.  (Formula: Identification Name  > or = Document  Name)

3. Signer and Notary can Communicate

All signers speak the same language as the notary conducting the transaction. Please indicate if your signer will need a notary that is bilingual. At the notary appointment, Spanish speakers will need a Spanish speaking notary, French will need French Speaking, Etc.

4. Agreements finalized, Potential Signers are Willing, Ready, and at Peace.

Potential signers are at peace with the situation, having fully reviewed and understood the nature of the documents to be signed in advance. All discussions and agreements should be finalized prior to scheduling your notary appointment. All signers are openly willing to sign the document on their own accord. A notary is unable to proceed with transaction if their are signs of unwillingness, duress, uncertainty, or coercion.

5. Signers are of Sound Mind

All signers will be of sound mind and competent before the notary.  signers should show a mental capacity to discern the magnitude of the situation.

6. Documents Ready and Completed

All documents are fully completed. By law, documents being notarized are to be filled entirely before notarization.   A notary is unable to draft or assist with completion of documents. Contacting an Attorney and the receiving agency for assistance in drafting up a document before your notary appointment.

7. Schedule your Notary Appointment Online Now!

The schedule has availability one day out to give all signers and the notary enough time to be prepared for the appointment. This also helps ensure that the documents have been reviewed, proof-checked, and completed in their entirety. When everyone is rushed, things get missed. We recommend to click the “schedule notary” button so that everyone is ready to sign on!

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We have used our notary on more than one occasion in notarizing our documents. Our notary showed up on time and was very thorough and patient with us throughout our signing. Without a doubt, he will always be first on our list when it comes to notary and we highly recommend him for your future signings!

Julia Zamba

Realtor, Ferreira Group

SD Signings is amazing. I was in a hurry, and like normal, somewhat of a complex case. SD Signings came to the rescue. Professional, reliable, and GREAT! Thanks SD Signings. We will be using you for all our Notary needs!!!

Chris Guess

Missionary, ABWE

Patrick has done great work for our company. He always shows up on time and performs his trade as well as anybody. His prices are fair and I will continue to use Patrick in the future. Thank you so much for your knowledge and professionalism.

Todd Toback

CEO and Founder, Get It Done House Buyers Inc.