All signers will have active (not expired) government issued picture identification at notary appointment. (Bringing 2 IDs is even better!)
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)
All signers can 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.
By law, documents being notarized are to be filled entirely before notarization. A notary is unable to draft or assist with completion of documents. Contact the receiving agency or an attorney for assistance.
All agreements/discussions should be finalized and agreed upon before scheduling. Potential signers should be willing and at peace with the situation, having fully reviewed and understood the nature of the documents to be signed in advance. 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.
It is particularly common that we have requests for sick or elderly signers. SD Signings will not provide notary for disoriented, medicated, or signers with questionable capacity. SD Signings will ask a series of questions about the magnitude of the documents and current events to determine a person’s ability to make sound decisions for themselves. The signer should be able to answer these questions in full dialogue.
California law mandates all signers will be of sound mind and competent before the notary. Read on here…
Click “schedule notary” button to schedule. The calendar has availability one day out to give all signers and the notary enough time to be prepared for the appointment. This provides time to ensure that documents have been reviewed, proof-checked, and completed in their entirety.
Send your document to us in advance. This will streamline your appointment. We will have our certificates ready and can proof-check for best notary processing in advance. We will gladly print up to 25 pages b/w, at no extra charge. The notary will bring documents to the signing.
Streamlined single document signings are usually completed in 5 or less minutes.
Do you have questions about your appointment or the process? Email or call us at 858-221-6998 Our FAQs and other web pages offer common information for all types of notary transactions.