Frequently asked questions

WHAT FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION ARE ACCEPTABLE?


Notaries accept a variety of documents. A current driver's license, passport, non-driver's license ID or military ID is always acceptable. Note: Only U.S. issued identifications are acceptable forms of ID.




ARE THERE DOCUMENTS THAT A NOTARY PUBLIC CANNOT NOTARIZE?


If a document is recorded with a government agency such as a Secretary of State's office, a County Clerk or a court, certified copies should be obtained from that agency. Mobile notaries cannot notarize these documents.




WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR YOUR SERVICES?


OneStop Notary LLC accepts a variety of payments. We take credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, CashApp, direct money orders. (No Checks at this time)




WHAT IS A NOTARY PUBLIC?


Responsible individuals who can administer oaths or witness signatures on legal documents. A notary public is also sometimes called a loan signing agent or a loan signing notary. Learn more about what a notary public is on our blog.




WHAT IS A SIGNING AGENT?


A signing agent is a public notary who is an expert in loan closing documents. A lender, title company, or escrow service may hire a signing agent to handle getting documents delivered, signed, or processed efficiently and on time.




MAY A NOTARY GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR DRAFT LEGAL DOCUMENTS?


No. All states prohibit non-attorneys from practicing law. A Notary can be held liable for any damages resulting from an incorrectly chosen certificate or notarization.




DOES NOTARIZATION MEAN THAT A DOCUMENT IS "TRUE" OR "LEGAL"?


No. Notaries are not responsible for the accuracy or legality of documents they notarize. Notaries certify the identity of signers. The signers are responsible for the content of the documents.




WHERE DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR SERVICES?


Our services are extended from in person, mobile and Remote Online notarization. We will come to you in a place that is convenient for you. This can be your home or office, a restaurant, or even a nursing home, hospital, or federal, state or county correctional facility. If you prefer to come to our Chester, VA office during business hours, this can also, of course, be arranged. OneStopNotary LLC Services specializes in providing prompt and convenient attention that lets you focus on your client.




SERVICES DURING COVID-19 (Updates and Service)?


At this time during the pandemic our services are available online and remote for both safety and convenience. W also utilize proper sanitation proceedures to ensure the safety of our clients.