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Urgent: Would US Embassy accept a notary of my own signature?

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Guys,

 

Running out of time here, but I just wanted a good confirmation before going ahead. I need my passport notarized (all pages) for my daughter's CRBA. Now in California they don't allow notaries to notarize a passport as a true copy, only to notarize MY statement and signature stating it is a true copy from ME. So they are not validating it, I am only and they witness my signature.

 

Would this be acceptable to the US Embassy in Manila you think? I attached a document as an example of what they might notarize for me for reference. Thanks a lot. 

2015-Copy-Certification-By-Document-Custodian-acknowledgment.pdf


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2 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

That appears to be your only option.  

Actually I just read that it's totally normal and notaries are still validating your documents and authenticity but they just don't sign for that claim. So they are required to make sure they match even if they aren't saying that on the notary, I am basically the only one saying that but that's how notaries work I guess and most likely because of liability.


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3 minutes ago, Gaiden79 said:

Actually I just read that it's totally normal and notaries are still validating your documents and authenticity but they just don't sign for that claim. So they are required to make sure they match even if they aren't saying that on the notary, I am basically the only one saying that but that's how notaries work I guess and most likely because of liability.

Notaries ONLY verify the signature, not the statement.  The primary responsibility of a notary is to verify a document signer's identity prior to notarizing the signature. ... The notary must be able to identify the credible witness by personal knowledge or on the basis of an identification card or papers.


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1 minute ago, John & Rose said:

Notaries ONLY verify the signature, not the statement.  The primary responsibility of a notary is to verify a document signer's identity prior to notarizing the signature. ... The notary must be able to identify the credible witness by personal knowledge or on the basis of an identification card or papers.

Thank you very much for your advice. Would I write my own statement on the copies themselves or is it preferable to have an attachment such as the document custodian form? 


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12 minutes ago, Gaiden79 said:

Actually I just read that it's totally normal and notaries are still validating your documents and authenticity but they just don't sign for that claim. So they are required to make sure they match even if they aren't saying that on the notary, I am basically the only one saying that but that's how notaries work I guess and most likely because of liability.

In California civil code 1189 states "A notary public verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which the certificate is attached,  not the truthfulness,  accuracy, or validity of that document. "


YMMV

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58 minutes ago, Gaiden79 said:

Thank you very much for your advice. Would I write my own statement on the copies themselves or is it preferable to have an attachment such as the document custodian form? 

Based upon what you stated earlier, I would sign the copies of the passport.  


Hank

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2 hours ago, Gaiden79 said:

Thank you very much for your advice. Would I write my own statement on the copies themselves or is it preferable to have an attachment such as the document custodian form? 

If it were me, I  would do 1 of xx, 2 of xx, 3 of xx, etc..  and cover it with one notarized statement.   Your choice, be guided accordingly. 


YMMV

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