Notary Public

nna_member_badge_download_png@AfterHoursVA offer services “after” normal business hours, weekends and holidays. You can arrange a meeting place and I will travel to you. Home, office, or your local coffee shop! Richmond, Virginia and surrounding counties.  Need that doc notarized soon?  Book with me! 

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Mobile Notary Public

Acknowledgment / Jurat
Oaths & Affirmations
Certified “True” Copies
Depositions
Affidavits

$ 5 per notarial act/signature*

*Travel fee $35 in addition to standard notary fee for Richmond City, Chesterfield County and Henrico County. All surrounding areas of VA will be based on mileage.

*Flat fee rates will be charged for jail signings, hospital, assisted living, retirement and rehabilitation facilities.  Please call or email for current fees.

Apostille and Authentication Services for Virginia documents that will be used in foreign countries.  Click here for more information about Apostille and Authentication services.

Notary Signing Agent (Real Estate Loan Signings)

Refinance, conventional, FHA, VA, home equity, reverse mortgage loans, investment properties, line of credit, seller side signings, E-Signings, and other real estate documents.

$ 100 – Standard Refi w/Edocs

Please note that Virginia law prohibits Notaries from accepting monies at closings unless the Notary holds an escrow license and is CRESPA certified.  I do not have an escrow license and I am not CRESPA certified.

ASNWhat is a Notary Public?

The Commonwealth of Virginia Notary Public Handbook defines a notary as a public officer “who acts as an official, unbiased witness to the identity and signature of the person who comes before the notary for a specific purpose. The person may be taking an oath, giving oral or written testimony, or signing or acknowledging his or her signature on a legal document. In each case, the notary attests that certain formalities [as required by law] are observed.”

What are the Official Acts of a Virginia Notary Public?

The code of Virginia specifies five basic notarial acts:
1) Taking Acknowledgments
2) Administering Oaths
3) Certifying affidavits
4) Certifying depositions
5) Certifying “true copies” of documents*

* Virginia notaries are not authorized to certify copies of birth, death, or marriage certificates. Only the Division of Vital Records/Statistics may perform such a certification. If you need a certified copy of this type of document, you must request it from the state in which the individual was born. As a fraud prevention measure, many states require that the request form be notarized – a Virginia notary can notarize your signature on this form. Virginia notaries are not authorized to perform marriage ceremonies.

What kind of identification is needed to have my document notarized?

As per Virginia law, all signers must personally appear before the notary and present government issued photo identification. The name on the identification must match the name printed on the document. Acceptable identification documents are as follows:

State issued driver’s license
State issued identification card
United States military card
United States passport
Certificate of United States citizenship
Certificate of naturalization
Alien registration card with photograph
Unexpired foreign passport

A notary may refuse to notarize a signature if he or she is uncertain of an individual’s identity, or if the notary is uncomfortable with the validity of the identification documents.

What is a notary signing agent?

A notary signing agent is a notary public that notarizes mortgage documents for borrowers who purchase or refinance their current mortgage. Notary signing agents are impartial witnesses who identify the signer, verify that all documents are signed and dated, notarize the documents, and return the executed loan package to the lender.