In order to ensure that your notarized document is valid, it’s important to know where to stamp your notary seal. This blog post will show you where to place your notary seal so that your document is legally binding.
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The Basics of Stamping a Document
When you notarize a document, you must affix your notary seal to the document. The notary seal shows that you have been commissioned by the state to act as a notary public. It also contains information about you, such as your name, commission number, and the expiration date of your commission. You can usually find your notary seal at the back of your notary journal or in the supplies that you received when you became a notary.
The location of the notary seal
When you’re notarizing a document, it’s important to know where to place your notary seal. The seal needs to be placed in a spot that will be visible once the document is completed, but it shouldn’t obscure any of the text on the document.
The ideal location for a notary seal is in the bottom margin of the document, near the signature line. If there isn’t enough space in the bottom margin, you can place the seal in the top margin. Avoid placing the seal over any text on the document, as this can make it difficult to read.
Once you’ve found a good spot for your notary seal, use a ruler or straight edge to draw a line around the edge of the seal. This will help ensure that your seal is evenly placed and won’t move when you stamp it onto the document.
The date of the notarization
The Notary must put the date of the notarization on the document, either in long form (month, day, year) or short form (month/day/year or mm/dd/yyyy). In some cases, the date may be preprinted on the document. If so, the Notarization may take place on a different date than that which is preprinted, as long as it is within the expiration date of the Notary’s commission.
The name of the notary
When you sign a document as a notary, you’ll need to affix your notary seal somewhere on the document. The most common spot to place the seal is at the bottom of the document in the center. However, you may also place your notary seal in the margins of the document if needed.
If there is already text or information in the center of the bottom of the document, try placing your notary seal in one of the corners of the document instead. You can also try putting your notary stamp above or below your signature on the document.
Before stamping your notary seal on a document, be sure to check with your state’s requirements to ensure that you’re placing your stamp in the correct location.
When to Stamp a Document
You should stamp your notary seal on the document after you have signed and witnessed it. This will serve as proof that you have notarized the document. You should also date the document and include the location where you notarized it.
When the document is first signed
Depending on your state’s requirements, you may need to put your notary stamp on the document at the same time the document is signed. In some cases, you may not be able to notarize a document unless the person signing it does so in your presence.
When the document is complete
For most documents, you’ll want to stamp your notary seal in the bottom right-hand corner of the last page of the document. If the document is more than one page, you may also want to place your stamp on each page, to prevent anyone from adding pages later on.
How to Stamp a Document
In order to stamp a document, you must first be a notary public. Notary publics are commissioned by the state in which they will be working. After you have been commissioned, you will be provided with a notary public stamp. This stamp must be used in accordance with the laws of the state in which you are working.
With a rubber stamp
With a rubber stamp, you can easily add your notary seal to a document. Here’s how:
-Center the stamp on the document.
-Press the stamp firmly onto the document.
-Lift the stamp straight up.
-Remove any excess ink from the stamp and document with a clean, dry cloth.
With an electronic notary seal
When you use an electronic notary seal, you can stamp your document anywhere you want. Just open the document in the software and click the “stamp” button. The software will automatically add your notary seal to the document in the correct place.