We offer notary public, mobile notary, witness closing agent, and I-9 employment verification services to individuals, businesses, and government agencies in Atlanta. Click the following links to learn more:

Who We Are

Atlanta Notaries has certified and experienced notary publics on staff. A notary is an agent for the State of Georgia who witnesses notarial writings and signatures. Our main goal is to help deter document fraud and facilitate the proper execution of document transactions.

What We Do

Our most common services are the administration of oaths and taking acknowledgments. An acknowledgement is a person’s sworn statement that he/she signed a paper on his/her own free will.  We will verify a signer’s identity, sign the document and apply our seal to it.  We have either ink stamps or embossing seals (raised seals).

Steps To Getting Your Documents Notarized:

First, please contact us to set up an appointment.  You can arrange to come to our office or request our mobile notary service to come to you.

Proper notarization requirements include the following:

>Presence required–a signer must be present before the notary, no exceptions.
>Identification–a notary must identify the signer through personal knowledge or satisfactory evidence.
>Complete document–a signer must present the notary with a compete document, not just the signature page.
>Document date–a notary must ensure the document is dated
the same day as the notarizion or earlier, but never later.
>Notarial certificate–the presence of a notarial certificate on the  document is required.

>Executed notarial certificate–the notary completes a notarial  certificate with certain information.

Satisfactory evidence of a person’s identity is presented in the form of an official document that states the identity of the person holding the card. Common examples are:

>A Georgia driver’s license or non-driver’s identity card
>A foreign passport stamped by the US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

>A US Passport
>A driver’s license or non-driver’s identity card issued by a
territory of the US, another state, Canada or Mexico
>A Permanent Resident or “green card”

>A military card

If you do not have these forms of ID, other acceptable IDs must have these 4 elements:

>The card or document is issed by a governement agency.
>It has a number assigned by that agency.

>It has a picture of the holder.
>It has the signature of the holder.

Social security cards, birth certificates, check cashing cards, credit cards, immigration cards, are not suitable for identification.  If a signer does not have a photo ID, then he/she will need 2 people present who will swear to his/her identity in order to be certified. The oaths of the affirming witnesses are satisfactory evidence for certification.

Which Documents Can Be Notarized

For a document to be notarized, it must contain: (1) language committing the signer in some way; (2) an original signature from the document signer; and (3) a notarial certificate, which can appear in the document itself or in an attachment.

Undated documents can be notarized. If the document has a space for a date, it should either be filled in or marked through. If the document does not have a space for a date, the signer may date it next to his or her signature or mark.

A document can be notarized when the signer is hospitalized or in a care home facility. However, the notary must make every effort to ensure that the signer is not incapacitated and that the signer understands what he/she is signing.

Faxes and photocopies can be notarized only when the document bears an original signature.

What Documents Cannot Be Notarized

A Georgia notary cannot certify a copy of a birth or death certificate. If you need a certified copy for someone who was born in the U.S., you should contact the State Bureau of County Statistics or the County Clerk’s office in the county where the person was born. For foreign birth certificates, you will need to contact the consulate of the country in which the person was born.

A Georgia notary public cannot prepare or file another person’s immigration papers unless he/she is an attorney or an “accredited representative” approved by the U.S. Department of Justice.  Although some clerical work may be completed by non-attorneys, the law notes that an attorney would be best equipped to prepare immigration documents.

Notary publics cannot notarize state or federally-issued documents.