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Arizona Mobile Notaries

Notaries in Arizona can perform notarizations on certain types of documents only. If you have a form or document that references a notary public, you will need a notary to witness and confirm your signature. Arizona notaries are trained to recognize the acknowledgment, jurat, copy certification or oath/affirmation language in a document that requires their attention. If you have any questions about the necessity of a notarization on your documents, our Arizona mobile notaries can help.

Arizona Notary Facts

In Arizona, you can have a document notarized in a foreign language under two conditions:

If the notary is able to read, write and understand that language

- OR -

If you can provide an English translation of the document and have the translator sign an Affidavit of Translation. The same Arizona notary can notarize the Affidavit of Translation and your foreign language document.

Additional facts about notaries in Arizona include:

  • An Arizona notary public must use an ink stamp to notarize documents. The ink color, although not specified, is suggested to be blue or black. An embossing seal may be used in addition to the ink stamp, but it cannot stand alone.
  • To become a notary public in Arizona, a person must be a resident of the state, an adult in good legal standing and able to fluently read and write English. A notary application must be signed and notarized before submitting to the state.

Mobile Notary — Phoenix, Arizona & The Rest of the AZ

Notaries in Phoenix and around the state of Arizona perform an important legal function. They are responsible for witnessing signatures on official documents. A notary is not an expert at contracts, real estate closings or wills and estates. The notary focuses exclusively on making sure a document is signed freely, and the signatory is not under duress or coerced in any way.

Notaries in Arizona also confirm the identity of the person signing the document. By affixing their stamp or seal to the document, mobile notaries swear they checked the identification of the person signing. This service is especially important on legal documents that may come into question later on.

If you sign a contract and the other party does not hold up their end of the agreement, you may need the signed contract as evidence in a legal battle. The notary stamp on the signatures will assure the court that the parties to the contract agreed to the terms and freely signed the documents.

Need a Mobile Notary Public in Arizona?

Various types of documents need to be signed and notarized. Any documents that are filed with the court require a notary. If you are selling a car, a house or anything of great value, a signed and notarized agreement to terms of the sale is a good idea. Other documents that may require a notary public can include loans or other transfers of money, wills and health proxies.

  • Affidavits
  • Wills
  • Medical directives
  • Supporting documents for disability claims
  • Designations of beneficiary
  • Mortgage closing documents
  • Real estate documents
  • Structured settlements
  • Affidavits of independent professional advice
  • And more

A mobile notary will make the process of completing your legal documents easier, especially if there are several parties involved. You can schedule a mobile notary to attend a meeting of all parties to execute your agreement, or a mobile notary can meet each signatory individually at a time and place of convenience and then bring the fully executed documents to you.

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