Not so many people know about traveling notary services in California. What you may probably not know is that traveling notaries are keen, prompt, unique, and affordable. This article sheds more light on these professionals and also tries to demystify a few misconceptions.
Picture this. You work from home – then one day, a deal comes through. It is the breakthrough you have been waiting for. There is a problem though. You need to have a few documents notarized. This should happen in a few hours or else the deal will be gone.
You try to think of a few friends and neighbors who can refer you to the nearest notaries but they have no idea where they can refer you. Then it hits you – there are mobile notaries! So you find one online who saves the day. He arrives on time, helps you verify and mobile notarize the documents and just like that, your bank account swells. All because of a traveling notary – so you become curious about traveling notaries. Here are five important things you need to know about them and the services they offer.
1. They are just as affordable as other notaries
There is a wide misconception that traveling notary services California is expensive. This is of course, not true at all. There is a reason for this. First off, notary fees are not set or determined by individual notaries. They are usually set by state laws. The charges usually vary from one state to another. The only additional fee that a mobile notary is allowed to charge is traveling fees.
2. Traveling notaries are keen
You may not know it but a traveling notary can actually withhold his services. He may refuse to notarize a document for any of the following reasons:
- Where he cannot verify the identity of the parties in a document
- Where he believes the signer is under undue influence or duress
- Where he suspects fraud
All these and more are valid reasons for a notary to deny anyone his or her services. It is important to note though, that notaries cannot deny anyone their service based on their race, lifestyle, religion, and nationality.
3. Traveling notaries save time
The main reason why traveling notaries exist has everything to do with convenience and saving time. It, therefore goes without saying that a traveling notary can save you both time and money. Looking for a notary stationed at an office then going back to your place of work takes time. Why go that route when you can have a notary find you at home or at your place of work?
4. Not anyone can be a traveling notary
There are qualifications that one must meet so as to become a traveling notary in California. Keep in mind that these qualifications vary from one state to another. Either way, one must meet three common qualifications in any state before other qualifications can be considered. One must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a clean criminal record
- A legal resident of California
5. Not all traveling notaries are the same
There are things that set aside traveling notaries from their fellow traveling notaries and their office stationed counterparts. A few things like courtesy and professionalism cannot be guaranteed by all mobile notaries. With that in mind, be keen to only work with notaries that have a good reputation.
Are you in need of notary traveling services in California? Rai’s Mobile Notary Agency provides prompt, professional and efficient mobile notary services in Orange County.