Documents are required to be notarized in some cases.
Some examples of those documents are:
- Powers of Attorney (POA)
- School transcripts/ Diplomas
- Virginia issued background checks
- A proper notarization must include the seven (7) items required by Virginia law to be able to be authenticated. Click here (link) for those 7 items.
- Please check your notary’s name here to ensure it matches our records exactly, (link) At this time, our office does not authenticate E-notary’s.
- Documents in different languages are accepted but the notarization must be in English.
Documents not processed by this office
Documents issued by a local Circuit Court, Department of Health- Vital Records, or the State Corporation Commission cannot be notarized. Instead, they are required to be issued within the past 12 months.
Examples of those documents are:
- Vital Records (birth, death, marriage, divorce, single status)
- Marriage records issued by a Virginia Circuit Court (must be 2 page, triple sealed from circuit court/ certification of official record)
- Virginia issued circuit court documents (divorce decree, name change, single status)
- Virginia State Corporation Commission issued documents