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Notary Services

Notary services

Available at no cost in many of our financial centers

A notarization is generally an assurance made by a Notary Public that a document's signature is genuine, that the signer acted without duress and that the signer intended the terms of the document to be in full force and effect.

Most requests for notarization involve the signing of documents. In all cases, all signers and any required witness(es) must be present for the notarization. You'll need to bring acceptable ID as required by your state along with all pages of the document being notarized.

Before you schedule your financial center appointment

  • We suggest you don't sign or date the document (some documents must be signed and dated in the presence of a Notary)
  • Make sure you have all the pages of the document(s) being signed, not just the signature page
  • Make sure all document signers have state-acceptable ID

When you (as well as any additional document signers and required witnesses) arrive at your appointment, the Notary will review your document(s) to determine the notarization requirements and whether we are able to complete the notarization. From start to finish, the typical appointment takes about 30 minutes.

For additional information about notary requirements in your state, consult with a legal advisor or contact your Secretary of State's office or other state or local notary authority in your area.

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