Notarize a Letter in a Few Simple Steps

Notarize Documents Notarize a Letter in a Few Simple Steps

When and Why To Notarize a Letter?

Here are some situations when you must take your letter to a notary:

  • Authorizing another person to make decisions in your name
  • Disputing a particular bank transaction
  • Confirming your residence
  • Authorizing another person to become a temporary guardian of your children
  • Granting rights to your real estate or other property to another entity

The purpose of this procedure is to verify your identity and prevent fraudulent activity. Failing to get the proof of validation will prevent you from using the letter as a legally binding document. This can be a huge problem, which is why it’s recommendable to get informed about the process. You should also check how letter notarization works in your state and follow the proposed procedure.

How Can You Notarize a Letter on Your Own?

Despite being crucial for many legal documents, notarization is often tiresome and stressful. To make your letter legitimate, you must go through the phases listed in the table below:


Steps Details
Look for a notary You can find public notaries in many institutions and places, including:

  • Courthouses
  • County clerk offices
  • Insurance companies
  • Banks
  • Law offices
  • Credit unions
  • Independent offices

Independent notaries offer mobile services, which means they can come to your address

Schedule a meeting Scheduling methods vary from notary to notary. Most offices allow you to arrange a meeting via phone or online. You must also pay notary costs
Provide a piece of identification When you meet the chosen notary, bring an official document with a photo, such as an ID, driver’s license, valid passport, etc. 
Go through a check The notary can refuse to notarize your letter if they:

  1. Find any discrepancies in it—missing details, inaccuracies, etc.
  2. Realize you are signing the document against your will
  3. Notice you are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medications
  4. Realize you are mentally unstable
Sign the letter Once they determine that your document is ready for validation, you must sign it in front of the notary. They will finalize the notarization by providing their signature, seal, and commission details

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Here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Open DoNotPay in your preferred web browser
  2. Navigate to the Notarize Any Document section
  3. Upload the document that needs notarization
  4. Input your email address

Once you are done, we will send you a link to confirm a virtual appointment time and date! 

You can use this procedure to notarize copies, diplomas, birth certificates, forms, affidavits, and many more documents. The articles from our knowledge base will help you get familiar with notaries in:

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If you found our advice useful, check out some additional tips from our learning center! We answer many notary-related questions, such as:

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