According to The Law Dictionary, getting a document notarized requires taking it to a notary public, showing proof of identity for everyone who needs to sign the document and signing it in front of the notary. The notary... More » Government & Politics Law

A notary public is allowed to notarize documents, according to the National Notary Association. Notaries are appointed by state governments. They oversee the signing of many official documents, including real estate reco... More » Government & Politics Law

According to the National Notary Association, a notary should never notarize any document that relates to himself in any way. If he is personally named or will receive any sort of benefit from the document, notarizing it... More »

Couples who wish to marry must present proof of identity and personal information to a county clerk, according to Texas Constitution and Statutes. A driver's license, U.S. passport and birth certificate are among the acc... More » Government & Politics Law

A witness who has known everyone involved in a transaction long enough to verify he knows that each person is who she says she is and is an uninterested and objective party can witness a legal document, notes the Law Dic... More »

To respond to a form letter asking for an affidavit, you must make a sworn, written statement under oath and sign it in front of a notary public who confirms your identity, according to The Law Dictionary. The affidavit ... More » Government & Politics Law

A notary public attests to the validity of the identity of the signature on a document rather than of the document itself, as stated by the Michigan Department of State Office of the Great Seal. There is no time limit on... More »