• Do not sign (possibly date) your document before your appointment.
  • You must physically appear before the Notary, be coherent, willing to sign and physically able to sign your document. **
  • Bring your original, unexpired government issued photo ID (driver’s license, state ID or passport)*
  • The name on the ID should match the name as it is listed on the document.
  • Document must be completed in full except for the signer’s signature (possibly date)
  • Witness(s) will need to present their original, unexpired government issued photo ID (driver’s license, state ID or passport)*
  • Healthcare facility employees are typically prohibited from being a witness.
  • The document must include a Notarial Certificate in order for the document to be notarized. If one is not included, you will be presented with examples of each and asked to choose which type of certificate you would like affixed to the document either by stamp or loose page. The notary may not choose for you. https://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/secretary-of-the-commonwealth/pdf/2021-Legislation-Revised-Notary-Handbook-2020.pdf (pg. 12)
  • A Notary Public cannot notarize the following:
    • – Incomplete documents
    • – Vital records (i.e. birth, marriage, death, divorce)
    • – Photographs
    • – Fax/Copy signature
  • A USCIS I-9 form appointment requires the employee to complete Section 1 in full and bring pages 1-3 to the appointment. Do not sign until you are in the presence of the notary.
  • Facilitate payment upon the notary’s arrival.


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