HELP: Notarize "copy" of passport?
|tonib 1 post over 10 years ago||
I was asked to notarize a copy of an India passport. This will include copies of about 7 pages of this passport. The signature is only on 1 page, however, I can see the passport and see that these pages are from the passport.
Can I do this? The person said that he has had this done before.
I just don’t know if this is legal or not.
|rogeroh 62 posts over 10 years ago||
We notarize signatures, not documents. In this case I would have the applicant draft a statement (ack or jurat format – their choice) that the copies are true copies of the original and sign attesting to that fact. Then you can notarize his/her signature. This is general advice; check your state requirements as well.
|joyvalera 2 posts over 10 years ago||
In CA, make sure you don’t sign the copy of the passport as this will in effect might appear to be a certification. Remember that only the issuing agency can certify as to the authenticity of the document. Rogeroh is correct that you can acknowledge or by jurat notarize the passport holder’s signature.
|barbaralca 28 posts about 10 years ago||
In Calif. there is a form called “Copy Certification by Document Custodian” which is basically what Roger suggested. It is a statement by the person you are notarizing that the document is a true and original copy, followed by a jurat statement.
If you need this form let me know and I’ll email it to you.
|emilysf 1 post about 7 years ago||
Barbaralca, could I ask you to email me “Copy Certification by Document Custodian” form? It would be a great help. Thanks.