Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | Can You Explain This Witness Thing?

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There are only 5 states that allow notaries to act as witness. For information on those that do, you can navigate HERE. For a choice few of those states, their interstate rule is that if the document traveled from out of state and was witnessed by a notary public in that other state, the notary public… Continue reading

Need SC Notary Law? Reference SCSOS.com

I get posed the questions a lot, “How do I become a Notary Public?” Also, “How do I know what we’re doing today is a valid notarial act?” It’s easy to say in reply, “Consult your attorney.” Buuuuuut, did you … Continue reading

Notary for I-9 Authorization | FedEx

“We, as notaries public CANNOT affix our stamp nor seal to an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form!” Well, at least we’re not supposed to. When a notary public or another authorized professional is presented with a Federal I-9 form, the … Continue reading

The Notary Needs a Witness | Noma Square® Starbucks

“A private signing situation ran into the dilemma of finding a witness.” The paperwork set forth was sensitive in nature for two South Carolina residents. Paperwork such as this is usually NOT witnessed by neighbors or family members. Why? When … Continue reading