Frequently Asked Questions
How much do you charge?
By California law, the maximum charge per notarized signature a notary can charge is $15.
We charge $15 per notarized signature and offer discounts if you have multiple documents and or multiple signers
What is a notary?
A notary is an official witness who is only there to ensure each party who signs a document has proven their identity by approved forms ordained by the California Secretary of State.
We also ensure no one is being forced into the signing and appear to be coherent.
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Do you have an office we can come to?
Yes and no! For customers trying to save on travel rates and would rather come to us, we can notarize you where we are at the time you want to sign. Please call or text when you are ready to sign and we will provide a location for you to meet us at that time. You must come when you say you’re going to come or you will have to meet us at our next appointment location as we can not be late for our scheduled travel appointments.
What are your travel rates?
Our minimum travel rate is $0 for customers who have multiple signers and or multiple documents. For those with 4 or less signatures, our minimum travel rate is $25. Please call or text for exact fees for your needs.
Do you service Jails?
Yes! We service Jails, Hospitals, Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Homes, Rehabilitation Offices, Businesses, Offices, Restaurants, Courtrooms, and parking lots! Wherever you are, we’ll come!
Do you do I-9 verifications?
No. Unfortunately, California prohibits notaries from doing these. You must contact an Immigration Attorney for these documents.
Do you do Translations?
Yes, we partner with translators. Text or email us a copy of your document along with which language you need it translated to and we’ll respond with a quote and how soon it can be done.
How much is it just for one document?
One document can have multiple signatures requiring a notary stamp or it could have multiple signatures only requiring one notary stamp. You will know if a notary stamp is required because it will have a notary paragraph where we will sign or there will be instructions for a notary to attach a form that will be notarized.
If there is only one place for a notary to sign and stamp but there are four signers, that would be considered 4 notarized signatures. If there is only one person signing but the notary has to sign and stamp four different times, that is also considered four notarized signatures. Just because there is only one document does NOT necessarily mean it’s only one notarized signature.
Can you notarize a document in a different language?
Yes! As long as the signers all understand what they are signing and have the correct ID’s proving their identity and communicate with the notary that they do understand the document, we can notarize the document. If the notary section is also in a different language, we will attach an English notary page to be notarized according to California requirements.
Is a thumbprint required for every document that is notarized?
No. Thumbprints are only required for documents effecting property (Deeds, Sales, Quitclaim Deeds, etc) and powers (Power of Attorneys - Limited, Special & Durable). However, if you just want your thumbprint to be taken, we can absolutely do that for you!
What’s the difference between a notary and a signing agent?
A signing agent is a notary except that have additional training and expertise when it comes to mortgage documents and loan signings such as Refinances, Purchases, Commercial Loans, & Estate Documents. We are Signing Agents here at Arian, the Notary!
Can you notarize a document if an ID is expired?
Yes! If the signer doesn’t have valid ID, you can use two credible witnesses which are two people who must be present during the signing, who DO have a valid ID, who can give the name of the signer and willing to sign the notary journal as a witness. These witnesses then become the valid ID for the signer who does not have valid ID.
My grandmother had a stroke and can’t move her right hand, can you still notarize a document for her?
Yes! She can try to sign with her left hand, it’s okay if it’s not perfect. If she can’t use either hands, we can place the pen in her mouth and have her just move her head enough to make a mark. We will then need two credible witnesses to be present who will witness your grandmother do this and write her name for her on the paper and in the notary journal.
Are you really available 24 hours?
Yes! Emergencies happen and we want to be able to be there for you when you need us.