Is Translation allowed?
No, Translation is not allowed during notarization. The Notary must be able to communicate directly with the signer in a language which both the Notary and signer can understand.
Can a notary public draft documents to be notarized?
No, it's against the law for a Notary to prepare legal documents or provide legal advice unless he or she is a licensed attorney.
Can handwritten or personally drafted documents be notarized?
Yes, however, notary/ certificate wording should be included in your document to ensure that it is properly notarized. If proper wording is not included a loose certificate can be attached. Please note, that the client must advise which certificate is to be attached. A notary cannot choose.
Choices include an Acknowledgement, which proves you signed the document, or a Jurat/Oath/Affirmation in which, the signer swears/affirms what they signed is true. Certifying a Copy of a Record and Certifying a tangible Copy of an Electronic Record.