Joe Ewing: A Trusted Document Legalization Expert in California

Documents in many industries and countries require notaries to prevent fraudulent activity. As a document legalization expert in California, I offer trusted notarization and apostille services. While these processes may seem unfamiliar, I am here to guide you and make the experience seamless. I have compiled frequently asked questions below to help you understand my services better:

Why do documents require notarization?

Documents require notarization primarily to deter fraud and protect the legal rights of the persons whose signatures are being notarized. As an impartial witness and public official, the notary ensures that the signers are who they claim to be.

Can a document be notarized when the signer does not have proper identification?

If the signer lacks proper identification, a notary may rely on the oath of two credible identifying witnesses who possess valid ID cards. This creates a "chain of knowledge," which is acceptable under California state law.

What are apostille documents?

An apostille is a certificate that authenticates a document for international use under the terms of the 1961 Hague Convention. Common apostille documents are powers of attorney, mergers, amendments, and official records (e.g., birth certificates, marriage certificates).

Which countries need an apostille?

All countries of the Hague Convention require an apostille. These include the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Iceland, Brazil, and many others. Obtaining an apostille for your documents promotes seamless cross-border transactions and interactions.

Contact Joe Ewing – Mobile Notary Public Services

If you have more questions about my apostille and notarization services, get in touch with me today. As a document legalization expert in California, I’ll help make your experience as smooth as possible.