Qualities Needed to Be A Notary Public

Qualities Needed to Be A Notary Public

It doesn’t matter whether we are aware of it or not but it is mandatory that there is some basic qualities one must need to become an American Notary Public. With lack of any qualities it’s not possible to become a notary. I personally feel that this system is necessary because their motive is to serve people in all legal matters. Becoming a notary is an exciting job for many. Notaries are representatives of any state and many find it as a worthwhile career or find it best as a part- time job.

Only the Secretary of state is the appointing officer of any notary. Without knowing him or without his permission, no one can be appointed as a notary. According to Notary commission requirements, applicants must be 18 years old, applicants must be a resident of that state or can be a permanent alien resident of U.S, applicants must not disqualified from voting, applicants must pass the required state exam (it is not a usual case in every state), applicants must have to pass background check, applicants must read and write English, applicants must have to attach color photograph in application form.

To apply, applicants must collect a form from the Secretary of State’s Office, then they have to complete this form and have to submit it in that office with application fee (application fee varies state to state). A notary is only appointed in a country only for three or four year and after the date of expiry he has to renew the appointments. Notaries always have to understand his duty, rules and liabilities for which purpose they are appointed for. Notary supplies like reproducible ink stamp and embossing seal is necessary for notaries. Applicants must attend workshop to gain information about laws and ethics.

Applicants must be careful about some information like applicants must have to sign their name in application exactly as he wants to see the sign as a notary- any type of variation can create problem later, a notary always must avoid liability problems and if they engaged any liability problems then office is not responsible for it, notaries must avoid to show his dishonesty, immorality or any criminal action and if they do so, disqualification to hold this office is possible.

So, a notary is appointed by a government and mainly their job is to attest legal documents. While appointing a notary, it is lengthy and a typical procedure has a lot of rules and regulations that have to be maintained and fulfilled to become a notary. In a sentence, notarial service is a pretty distinct from other practices of law.