While the laws regarding a notary attaching a loose notary signature line vary, some states, such as Montana, allow notaries to add the statement using a 2-inch by 4-inch shipping label with the appropriate language. The notary signs the line and places his seal partially on the label.Know More
Contact the state's notary commission or consult the state statutes to determine if attaching the certificate is allowed. In most locations, the person presenting the document for notarization must choose the appropriate wording if it is not preprinted on the document.
Create the notary signature line on a mailing label. Peel the label from the wax sheet, and attach it at the bottom of the document. Make sure there is room for the seal between the text and the edge of the document.
Have the client sign the document. Complete the information on the certificate, including the date it is notarized.
Apply the notary seal to the document. Imprint both the document and the attached signature line.
If your state requires you keep a notary journal, include the act in the journal. In the notes section of the journal, record the type of signature line attached to the document.
A facsimile signature is a stamp that is intended to resemble the actual signature of a government official. There are regulations concerning what documents a facsimile signature may be used on, but it is generally valid for signing financial instruments, such as checks or public securities. Different states and counties have varying rules about facsimile signatures.Full Answer >
A notary public is someone granted authority by a state to witness the signing of official documents and notarize them with an official seal carrying the notary's signature and the date, according to the American Society of Notaries. Ensuring signatures are given voluntarily and with sound judgment is important.Full Answer >
Laws vary based on the state and the purpose of the signature, but, in most cases, notaries public can witness any signatures except their own. When a notary public is not available, witnesses generally must be at least 18 years of age and of competent mind.Full Answer >
A notary seal is an embossed seal or ink stamp affixed to a legal document by a notary public. The combination of the seal and the notary's signature serves as independent verification that the identify of the person signing the document has been verified and, in some cases, that an oath or affirmation has also been sworn or administered.Full Answer >