Notarization is an official act of deterring fraud to assure the parties of a transaction that the instrumental document is authentic and can be trusted. In Texas, a notary public has the power to notarize documents as they have the authority to take acknowledgments, protest instruments permitted by law to be protested, administer oaths, take depositions, and certify copies of documents that are not recordable in the public records.
To certify that the document is authentic, a notary public must confirm that the signer is who he or she claims to be. The notary must also ensure that the signer acknowledges, in the former’s presence, that he or she understands and has voluntarily signed the document on a given date. In the process, the signer is placed under oath This being said, the signer must always be in the presence of the notary public when his or her document is being notarized. Our mobile notary in Texas follows this mandated rule.
A notary who is not commissioned as an online notary must only perform notarial acts when the signer is present at the time the transaction takes place. Since notaries’ primary function is to prevent fraud, they must require the personal physical appearance of the signer to make a positive identification of the signer and place him or her under oath or affirmation or taking his or her acknowledgment that the document was signed willingly for the purposes stated in it. Forgeries happen when a notary fails to require the signer to be present for the notarization.
Our notary services in Dallas, Texas is compliant with this requirement. We make sure that forgeries and frauds never happen.
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