Copy of Notary

Effective November 8, 2021 our Notary Services will only be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2:00pm and 4pm. 

Price: $8.00 Per Notarization

We can supply additional witnesses if needed for $2.00 per witness signature.

Notary Disclaimer

I am not a licensed attorney and cannot engage in the practice of law. I am not a representative of any governmental agency with authority over immigration or citizenship, and I cannot offer legal advice or other assistance regarding immigration.

 

Yo no soy un abogado matriculado y no puedo ejercer en la práctica de leyes. Yo no soy un representante de ninguna agencia gubernamental con autoridad sobre inmigración o ciudadanía norteamericana y no puedo proveer consejos legales u otra asistencia con respecto a inmigración.

    What does a Notary Do?

    The primary purpose of a Notary in the United States is to verify your identity and watch you sign a document. We cannot offer or dispense legal advice of any kind, and seeing as our Notary majored in Film Production at university, you really wouldn't want her to.

    Remember, do not sign your document until you're with the Notary. The whole purpose of a Notary is to verify your identity and witness you sign your document! If you've signed your document, you'll have to re-sign it once you're with the Notary.

    Before Your Visit -VERY IMPORTANT

    • Look over your documents BEFORE you arrive, especially if you have a large document. You should not be looking at your document for the very first time when you're with Notary
    • Be familiar with your document and what is required before meeting with the Notary.
    • Know exactly what you need to fill out and where you need to sign because a Notary is prohibited from advising you on this.
    • We can notarize handwritten documents (oaths, affidavits), just leave a spot for you and/or other parties to sign and date and about 2 inches of space for the Notary to endorse and seal.

    Make sure all signers are present and everyone brings a photo ID (drivers license, US passport, school ID, US Green Card, other state issued IDs, etc.).  A foreign passports is acceptable as long as it is current.

    Documents we will NOT notarize - ALSO VERY IMPORTANT:

      Forms issued by the US Government or foreign governments, including I-9, I-797, and I-94.

        • I-9 Forms  The I-9 form does not require notarization. A Notary cannot sign or affix a notary stamp on the I-9 form under any circumstance. So what do you do if you are a remote hire and need the I-9 completed? Easy! Anyone, including a friend, spouse or neighbor, can complete Section 2 of the I-9 since there is no requirement for notarization. Signing the Section 2 attestation is simply an act performed by an individual, not by the office or position the individual holds. It will be 100% valid and your employer will accept it.
        • Government-issued documents (US or Foreign) without a designated space for a Notary endorsement and stamp. We have heard there are some Notaries in the area who will endorse these forms, our notary is not one of them.

        • Copies of passports, drivers licenses, or other official documents presented to the Notary, even if the customer has the originals with them. Endorsements can only be affixed to copies made by the Notary.

        • Any kind of "life" related certificate. It is against the law for Birth certificates, adoption certificates, wedding certificates, death certificates, or "proof of life" certificates to be notarized. You can obtain certified copies from the State, county or jurisdiction in which the event happened.

        • Utility bills, pay stubs, or other print outs. Our Notary has no means to verify the authenticity of these types of documents and will not endorse them. We suggest asking the issuer of these types of documents to write a letter on company letterhead verifying the documents are original or, in the case of pay stubs, issuing a certified payroll report.

        • I-797 or I-20 forms  - we see the I-797 a lot, but sorry - we cannot notarize this form. 

        • If there is confusion, the signer is under duress, or if the signer and Notary cannot communicate with one another. Some examples -  the signer does not understand their document or the outcome of signing it, the signer does not appear to be signing on their own free will, or the signer can’t communicate with the notary in a common language or via an interpreter. In these situations, Notaries are generally advised not to notarize a document.

        Notarizing Copies of Identification

        If you need us to notarize a copy of a ID (passport, drivers license, school/work ID, etc), bring the original so the notary can make a copy of it herself for the notarization. We will not notarize copies of IDs you bring yourself, even if you have the original document with you.  We must make the copy of the original ID.

        Apostilles 

        Notaries cannot issue apostilles. Only an authorized authority under The Hague Convention — typically the Secretary of State’s office or other Notary-regulating agency — is authorized to issue apostilles. If you require one, then please contact the Arkansas Secretary of State Office