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In addition to Mobile Notary Services we also offer Mobile Loan Closings and Mobile Apostille services.

What are your fees?

Fees vary depending on the type of document being notarized, the number of notarizations and other factors. Loan closing fees are $150 (Buyer/Seller/Refinance packages). Reverse Mortgage fees are $250. All packages include document printing, travel, scan backs if needed and package delivery to FedEx or UPS. There is an additional travel charge for distances greater than 30 miles (one way). Please call us at 703-929-2252 to discuss your specific document notarization needs and receive pricing. 

What Area(s) Do You Cover?

Here is a list of the counties and cites covered in Northern Virginia

How Soon Can You Get Here? How Much Advanced Notice Is Required?

Usually 24-hour notice is needed. If same-day assistance is needed and we are available, we will accommodate you.

What Is A Notary Public?

A Notary Public is a person of proven integrity appointed by the state government to serve the public as an impartial witness in taking acknowledgements, administering oath and affirmations, and performing other acts authorized by law. It is important to remember that a Mobile Notary is not licensed to practice law, prepare documents or provide any legal counsel.

What Is A Mobile Notary?

A Mobile Notary is a Notary Public that travels to a designated location to fulfill his or her notarial duties including but not limited to administering oaths and affirmations, taking affidavits and statutory declarations, witnessing and authenticating the execution of certain classes of documents, taking acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protesting notes and bills of exchange, providing notice of foreign drafts, preparing marine or ship’s protests in cases of damage, providing exemplifications and notarial copies, and performing certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction. A Mobile Notary typically charges a travel fee in addition to the standard fee for their notarial acts. The travel fee is charged in order to compensate the Mobile Notary for their time, travel expenses and nuances including but not limited to gas, tolls, parking, time, traffic, etc.

Why Are Documents Notarized?

To put it simply a Notary Public’s main purpose is to deter fraud. As an impartial witness, the Notary ensures that the signers of documents are who they say they are and not impostors. The Notary also makes sure that signers have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.

What types of documents need notarization?
  • Vehicle and Motor Transfers
  • Witness Statements
  • Affidavits
  • Powers of Attorney
  • General Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Last Will & Testament
  • Advance Medical Directives
  • Legal Documents
  • Affidavit of Incapacity
  • Community Service Affidavit
  • Criminal History Record Search & Cert and Consent to Release
  • Designee Agreement
  • Identity Form
  • Letter of Explanation
  • Paternity
  • Time Share
  • Voter Petition
  • Verification of Residency
  • Divorce
Can I get my documents notarized online?

Another option that is gaining popularity is to have your document notarized electronically. In this instance you would need to retain a Notary that is Commissioned to do Remote Online Notarizations (RON).

General Notary Work (GNW) – When You Need a Document Notarized. There may be occasions where you will need to hire a Mobile Notary to sign and notarize a specific document. Some examples of documents that may need a Notary:

What is a Notary Signing Agent (NSA)?

Notaries are impartial people who provide a valuable service by witnessing or signing statements and notarizing documents. Their role is to supervise the process, ensure that no party is constrained to sign the papers, and also to certify each transaction. The presence of a notary protects you as the signer, and also confirms your identity, which is the requirement of the entity that requested your document is notarized. Mobile notaries that do Loan Closings or Genal Notary Work can come to your home to sign and notarize your documents.

Can a NSA collect a check from borrower if needed?

Virginia prohibits notaries from handling money. RESPA certification is required. As a workaround, my title companies send an extra FedEx label that I print and take to the borrower along with a FedEx envelop so they can easily drop it off at a FedEx location near them.

Can a NSA notarize a Note in a Closing Package?

No, a Notary may not certify a Note. There are two reasons why. First, the statement in the Note describes an act that is not authorized under the laws of any U.S. state or jurisdiction, except possibly Louisiana and for civil law Notaries commissioned in the states of Alabama and Florida. Second, the act on the Virginia Note requires legal qualifications that a non-attorney Notary does not possess. It is also not one of the five notarial acts that authorized in Virginia.

Certifying a Note does not correspond to a notarial act authorized in any state. State law strictly    prescribes the duties Notaries may perform. These duties are acknowledgments, oaths and affirmations, verifications upon oath or affirmation (jurats in some states), copy certifications, signature witnessings, and protests of negotiable instruments. Unless state law authorizes the duty, a Notary may not perform it.

Ironically, Virginia law does not allow Notaries to certify a Note. Virginia law allows Notaries to perform many of the acts listed above and also to perform “verifications of fact” and “such other acts as may be specifically permitted by law.” Upon closer inspection it is clear that certifying a Note does not meet the definition for a verification of fact. The statute defines a verification of fact as a Notary reviewing public or vital records to ascertain or confirm facts regarding a person’s identity, identifying attributes, or authorization to access a building, database, document, network, or physical site, or to validate an identity credential upon which satisfactory evidence may be based (Code of Virginia 47.1-2).  As for the part of the statute that allows Notaries to perform “such other acts as may be specifically permitted by law”, there is no other statute in the Virginia Code that authorizes Notaries to certify a Note.

Workaround: Most loan packages do not contain Notes that require notarization. In the few instances that they do, we attach a loose Acknowledgement that references the Note. 

What is an Apostille?

An Apostille as it relates to the 1961 Hague Convention is used in the authentication of documents. The Hague Convention abolished the requirement of Legalizing foreign public and private documents through an embassy or consulate. The Convention provides for the simplified certification of public and private documents to be used in countries that have joined the convention. Under the Hague Convention, signatory countries have agreed to recognize public documents issued by other signatory countries if those public documents are authenticated by the attachment of an internationally recognized form of authentication known as an Apostille. The Apostille certificate ensures that public documents issued in one signatory country will be recognized as valid in another signatory country.

What does an Apostille look like?

An Apostille (Certificate) is a square approximately 9cm long, usually stamped onto the reverse side of a single page public document. It is formatted into numbered fields to allow certified data to be identified by the receiving country, regardless of the official language of the issuing country.

Why apostille is required?

An Apostille is a type of attestation in which documents are legalized in a particular format that is acceptable in all nations that belong to the Hague Convention. Essentially, Apostille is an international 

Can a document be apostilled without being notarized?

Notarization is always included in the Apostille, as it is a main requirement for obtaining the Apostille. A a notary must witness the translator’s signature on the translation and the document being translated is submitted along with the notarized translation for authentication.

What does having a document apostille mean?

An Apostille is a certificate that authenticates the signature of a public official on a document for use in another country. An Apostille certifies: … the capacity in which that public official acted, and. when appropriate, the identity of the seal or stamp which the document bears, e.g. a notary public seal.

What is the difference between notarized and Apostilled?

One easy way to remember the difference is that notarized documents are used only within the United States. In contrast, an apostille is used as a form of authentication between different countries. A document needs to be notarized before being apostilled. 

Is Legalized the same as Apostille?

Legalization of a document is the issue of an apostille so that the document may be used in an official capacity in another country. Once a document has the apostille, it has been ‘legalized’ for use in an overseas country that is a member of the Hague Convention. Do not waste any money getting these documents signed.

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Reston, VA. 20191

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Tuesday – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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