Frequently Asked Questions
Below is information relating to some of the common ways in which a Notaries services are required. Click on one of the links below to jump to that section.
What is Notarisation?
Notarisation is the process whereby a Notary certifies a document. Usually this is done by attaching a notarial certificate to the document. The notarial certificate contains statements of fact or law in relation to the document being certified. Our Notaries often issue certificates in the language of the country where the document being certified is to be used.
What is a signing agent?
A signing agent is a public notary who is expert in loan closing documents. A lender, title company, or escrow service may hire a signing agent to handle getting documents delivered, signed, or processed efficiently and on time.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, although we are sometimes able to accommodate walk in clients it is preferable to book an appointment in advance in order to ensure a Notary will be available to see you. This also allows us to ensure we have all necessary documents in advance and that the appointment is as brief as possible for you.
Why do I need to bring proof of identity and proof of address?
One of the Notary’s fundamental duties is to properly identify his or her client. This requirement is laid down by our practice rules and legislation.
How much will it cost?
This will depend on the document being certified and exactly what the notary is required to do. Our notaries will be happy to discuss this with you prior to your appointment (please note it will often be necessary to see the document in advance in order to provide an accurate fee estimate).
Where do you provide your services?
We will come to you at a place that is convenient for you. This can be your home or office, a restaurant, or even a nursing home, hospital, or federal, state or county correctional facility. If you prefer to come to our Wylie, TX office during business hours, this can also of course be arranged. Superior Notary Services specializes in providing prompt and convenient attention that lets you focus on your client.
What documents do you notarise?
Premier Notary Services LLC Notary offers a full range of Notarial Services. We notarise documents for use in all countries around the world, often in a foreign language or in a bilingual format.
Do you notarize on weekends?
Yes, we provide St Louis Missouri Area mobile notary and apostille service on weekend afternoons and early evening (both Saturday and Sunday)…and even most holidays. The St Louis Missouri Area offices are not open on weekends for apostille processing, but we can get things started by having a Premier Notary Services LLC Notary meet you during the weekend or receiving the documents by FedEx on a Saturday.
What is a Witness?
Among other essential roles, signature guarantors and notaries also serve as witnesses.
A witness is a neutral third-party whose sole purpose is to observe the person signing the document. By doing so, they can ensure the validity of the material and the identities of both signers.
Most legal documents require a witness, whether it be a signature guarantor or a notary. Some examples include:
- Deed of Trust
- Quitclaim Deed
- Grant Deed
- Warranty Deed
- Bills of Sale
- Power of Attorneys
- Stock and Trade Transfers
However, there is a distinct difference between the stamp of a signature guarantee and an authorized signature from a notary public. They do not have the authority to sign the same things, so it’s important to know which official’s signature is required for your documentation.
Can I Come To Your Location?
We do not have a physical store location that you can come to. The addresses displayed in our ads and on our website are for written correspondences and mailing purposes only. Our service is strictly mobile and by appointment only.
What Other Services Do You Offer?
In addition to Mobile Notary Services we also offer Apostille Processing, Loan Closing/ Signing Agent Solutions, Document Translation, Mobile Fingerprinting, Process Serving, and more. Click on the “Services” link to see the list of all the services we offer.
How Much Do You Charge For Your Services?
Our fees vary based on what service(s) you require as well as your location and availability of our notaries/service providers in your area. Please fill out an online request or call (314) 626-0943 or a free estimate.
How Soon Can You Get Here?
In order to better serve you we request that all appointments be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. We will, however, make every attempt to fulfill “same-day”, “last minute” and “emergency” requests.
What Area(S) Do You Cover?
We cover All 50 US States. Wherever you need a mobile notary we can get one there.
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 Are Your Terms And Policies?
At least 24 hours advanced notice required whenever possible.
Advanced payment required for same-day appointments.
No Cancellations/Refunds for same-day appointments.
Signings in remote areas and under extreme circumstances (rush jobs, long waiting, inclement weather, long distances, etc…) may result in additional fees.
Errors & Omissions caused by our notaries will be corrected at free of charge.
Cancellations should be made via email or phone no later than 4 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. This does not apply to same-day appointments.
I Am A Notary. How Can I Add Myself To Your Database?
Please complete the notary sign up form
What is a Signuature Guarantee?
A signature guarantee is a stamp used only on financial documents by a financial institution, such as banks, credit unions, trust companies, and brokerage firms. It is also called a “Medallion stamp” or “Medallion guarantee.”
You will need a signature guarantee if you’re transferring securities, such as stocks and bonds. The stamp of this witness is required by federal law since it authenticates your right to sell or transfer securities and also protects the person who owns it.
A signature guarantor is attesting that the person’s signature is valid and that financial institution will accept liability for any loss, error, or forgery. During the process, they will review the paperwork, witness the signature, and then apply the stamp. The stamp has embedded security features, which makes it difficult to copy or counterfeit and serves to protect the shareholder, the transfer agent, and the purchaser.
Most banks will have at least one person who is trained and qualified to provide a signature guarantee, but not every institution is automatically qualified to perform the stamp. To be able to imprint the signature guarantee stamp, financial institutions need to join a signature guarantee program, such as the Medallion Signature Guarantee Programs.