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California Notary Public Acknowledgement Documents Certification Statement California Durable Power Of Attorney General Affidavit General Power Of Attorney Healthcare Directive And Poa For Healthcare Notay Public Jurat California Permission To Travel With Minors Letter Unacompanied Minor Travel Form California Affidavit Of Inability To Appear And Request For Issuance Of A Marriage License

We Notarize I-9 Form - Immigration Notary Public - Immigration Consultant

Purpose of I-9 Form

Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers.

NOTE: State agencies may use Form I-9. Also, some agricultural recruiters and referrers for a fee may be required to use Form I-9.

I-9 Form I-9 Statement For Employment



A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government -typically by the secretary of state - to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These official acts are called notarizations, or notarial acts. Notaries are publicly commissioned as "ministerial" officials, meaning that they are expected to follow written rules without the exercise of significant personal discretion, as would otherwise be the case with a "judicial" official. A Notary's duty is to screen the signers of important documents - such as property deeds, wills and powers of attorney - for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction. Some notarizations also require the Notary to put the signer under an oath, declaring under penalty of perjury that the information contained in a document is true and correct. Impartiality is the foundation of the Notary's public trust. They are duty-bound not to act in situations where they have a personal interest. The public trusts that the Notary's screening tasks have not been corrupted by self-interest. And impartiality dictates that a Notary never refuse to serve a person due to race, nationality, religion, politics, sexual orientation or status as a non-customer. As official representatives of the state, Notaries Public certify the proper execution of many of the life-changing documents of private citizens - whether those diverse transactions convey real estate, grant powers of attorney, establish a prenuptial agreement, or perform the multitude of other activities that enable our civil society to function.

Basic Notarial Duties

Following are descriptions of the most common notarial duties. While ALL states allow their notaries to perform oaths/affirmations and acknowledgments, whether or not a notary may perform any other duties varies by state, depending on each state's unique notary laws. Notaries are expected to know and honor what their state laws allow them to do. IMPORTANT: The "golden rule" of every notarial act, whether it is paper-based or electronic, is the physical presence of the signer before the notary. A notary's ability to fully evaluate a document signer's identification, basic understanding of the transaction and free will would be diminished by any condition other than physical presence of the signer. No alternative, such as an audio/video connection, can provide the notary with full sensory experience that physical, personal presence allows.


Some document transactions require that the signer make a formal declaration before a notary, thereby "acknowledging" execution (signing) of the document. Specifically, the signer verbally acknowledges that: oThe signer understands the contents and purpose of the document; oThe signature is his/her own oThe document was signed willingly (no coercion) Documents typically requiring an acknowledgment are contracts, deeds, agreements, powers of attorney, etc. These documents contain terms to which the signer is agreeing. Documents requiring acknowledgment can be signed earlier than or at the time of notarization. Either way, the signature must clearly be an original one, stroked directly onto the paper with "wet" ink (ballpoint, rollerball, etc.). If the document presented to the notary is unsigned, the notary should have the signer sign the document prior to administering the verbal ceremony (see below). Having ensured that all the required elements for lawful notarization are present (see bullets below), the notary will verbally ask the signer the following or similar: "Do you acknowledge or declare that you understand this document and have signed it voluntarily for the purposes stated in it?" The signer will reply "Yes." The notary will then complete the notarial act by filling out his/her notarial certificate, then signing and sealing the certificate.


Other document transactions require that the signer swear an oath or affirm to a notary, under penalty of perjury, that the contents of a document are true. Oaths and affirmations differ, but have the same legal effect. When taking an oath, a person swears a pledge and invokes a Supreme Being ("I swear this is the truth, so help me God"). Persons who do not wish to invoke a Supreme Being in their pledge may make an affirmation ("I affirm this is the truth"). Documents typically requiring an oath include written affidavits and applications-documents for which the signer/affiant has supplied a set of facts. Documents requiring an oath or affirmation MUST be signed in the presence of the notary. This is dictated by the customary language of the jurat (notarial certificate for an oath/affirmation); for example, "Subscribed [signed] and sworn-to/affirmed before me this (date) day of (month), (year)." The signer will be directed by the notary to sign the document prior to the verbal ceremony (see below). If a document presented for an oath/affirmation has already been signed, the notary must require the signer to sign the document again, in the notary's presence. A notation may be made, "Duplicate signature at notary's request." Having ensured that all the required elements for lawful notarization are present (see bullets below), the notary will verbally ask the signer the following or similar:

(For an Oath)

"Do you swear under the penalties of perjury, that the information contained in this document is the truth, so help you God?"

(For an Affirmation)

"Do you affirm under the penalties of perjury, that the information contained in this document is the truth?" The signer will reply "Yes." The notary will then complete the notarial act by filling out the jurat (his/her notarial certificate), then signing and sealing the jurat.


Sometimes a notary is asked to simply witness an individual's signing of an instrument (document) that requires neither an acknowledgment nor an oath/affirmation. States that allow a notary to witness signatures will specify so in their notary statutes. For signature witnessing, a document signer will personally appear before a notary and will present the document to be signed. The notary will positively establish the identity of the signer through personal knowledge of the signer, or by examining satisfactory evidence of identification. The notary will next witness the signer signing the document, and will complete the appropriate notarial certificate. There is no verbal ceremony for this notarial act.


Some states allow their notaries to make or witness the making of a photocopy of an original document. The notary's signed and sealed certificate, attached to the photocopy, attests to the genuineness of the photocopy. The document to be copied must be an original document. It cannot be a copy itself. Notaries are prohibited from certifying copies of documents whose true originals are vital or public records. These would include birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates. The originals of these documents reside with governmental entities such as county clerks or the state division of vital statistics. Only the governmental entity that holds the original public or vital record may produce certified copies.

What is Notario Publico

If some one is searching online for a Notario Publco in osta Mesa California, basically that person is in need of a notary public, (Word) Notario Publico is not allowed to use in California by Secretary of State as described in Notary Public Hand Book. Because in Mexico Notario Publico is an Attorney Designation.

Call Notary Public for all your document notarizations, I have been notarizing Loan Documents, Real Estate Papers, Escrow and Medical papers, Trusts, Power of Attorneys etc., since 2002.

  • Grant Deeds
  • Quit Claim Deeds
  • Trust Deeds
  • Health Documents
  • Travel Documents
  • Power of Attorney
  • Living Trusts
  • Last Will & Testament
  • Vehicle Verification and Title Transfer
  • Guardianship
  • Refinance
  • Identification Affidavits
  • Survey Affidavits
  • Occupancy Affidavit
  • Signature or Name Affidavits
  • Compliance Agreement
  • Correction Agreement
  • Child Custody Agreement and Adoption Papers
  • Traffic School Test
  • Many other Documents, Etc..