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Notary Public & Live Scan

Notary Public Services

At PostalAnnex+, you'll find the services of a commissioned and insured Notary Public. From real estate deeds to contracts, and from loan documents to affidavits, our notaries are ready to professionally finish your document. Many notaries public have even taken the extra step and become certified by the National Notary Association to become a Notary Signing Agent (NSA).  NSA’s have taken extra coursework related to loan signings and are experienced in notarizing  documents such as real estate deeds of trust, warranty deeds, mortgage notes, affidavits, certification of trusts and escrow information.

In addition, many of our stores offer mobile notary service, traveling off-site to notarize documents at homes, hospitals, convalescent homes and places of business. 

Questions about Notary Services:

Q: What is a Notary Public?

A: According to the National Notary Association, a Notary is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths. 

Q: What does a Notary notarize?

A: Any document that an originator needs to ensure integrity and indentity of the signer.  A notary public verifies the identity of the signer, and that they are signing knowingly and willingly.  This process helps deter fraudulent execution of documents.

Q: How does a Notary verify the identity of the signer?

A:The signing person will need to provide a government-issued, photo identification such as a driver’s license or other identification card that includes a photograph, signature and some information describing the person.

Q: Can a Notary Public prepare or assist in the preparation of any documents?

A: No, a Notary can only witness the signing of the documents, not assist or prepare any documents.  To assist or prepare documents would be an This keeps the notary’s position as an impartial witness to the signing.

Q: Can I be refused a notarization?

A: A Notary Public may refuse to perform a notarization if he or she cannot be certain of a prospective signer’s identity, willingness, or understanding of what is happening at that moment.  In addition, a notary may not notarize a document in which he or she has a financial interest.

Q: Can a Notary certify a copy of a document?

A: State laws may vary, but in general, no.  For vital records documents such as birth certificates and marriage certificates, the requestor should visit the local agency that holds these documents, such as a local county clerk.  There are some limited instances when a notary may certify a copy, but it is best to check with the notary of your state.

Q: What about immigration paperwork..can a Notary Public prepare or notarize immigration papers?

A: A Notary may notarize papers that require notarization such as the Affidavit of Support, but they may not prepare or file another person’s immigration papers unless he or she is an attorney or a US DOJ accredited representative.


Live Scan and Background Check Services

All applicant fingerprint submissions must be transmitted electronically. Live Scan digital submissions provide the quickest way to submit and process background checks.

Live Scan technology allows digitally scanned fingerprints and related information to be submitted electronically to the Department of Justice within a matter of minutes and allows criminal background checks to be processed usually within 72 hours.

In California, fingerprinting must be done by a certified fingerprint roller or qualified law enforcement personnel. which our PostalAnnex+ location is certified for.


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Postal Annex is located right next to Pizza My Heart on E. San Carlos Street in Downtown San Jose. We are one block away from San Jose State University.
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