Notarization of U.S. Documents

Do you have documents that need to be notarized for the United States? This guide will explain the process in simple terms and answer common questions.

What is notarization?

Notarization confirms that you signed a document and that you understand its contents. This process helps to prevent fraud and ensures the record is valid.

Why do I need my document notarized for the US?

Many US states require certain documents to be notarized, including:

  1. Deeds
  2. Affidavits
  3. Powers of attorney
  4. Consent forms for passports or other legal matters

Can I get my document notarized outside the US?

Yes! You can get your document notarized by a local notary public in your country. This is a common practice for US citizens living abroad or foreigners with business in the US.

What happens when I get my document notarized in the UK?

A UK notary public will verify your identity, witness your signature, and add their official seal and signature to the document.

Do I need to do anything else after notarization?

For some US states, you may need to add an “apostille” to your document. This certificate is issued by the UK government that confirms the notary’s signature and seal.

Does every state require an apostille?

No. Many states accept documents notarized by UK notaries without an apostille. However, it’s always best to check with the receiving authority in the US to be sure.

Where can I get help with notarization and apostilles?

Vanner Perez Notaries in London can assist you with notarization and apostille services. They are familiar with US regulations and can offer expert advice.

Here’s what you can do now:

  1. Contact Vanner Perez Notaries.
  2. Discuss your specific needs and which documents you need notarized.
  3. Get your document notarized and, if necessary, apostilled.
  4. Send your copy to the US with confidence!
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