Dual Citizenship Passport Applications

We can certify your documents such as Birth Certificates, Marriage Licenses and Hospital Records for Apostille completions same day. Please don’t bring your documents to the local bank as they likely have the proper stamps, embossments and forms to complete the process. Our apostilleapply.com service automatically includes the precertification of your documents. We can handle your documents for submission to:

Albania

Albania allows dual citizenship in all cases. Albanian citizens are free to apply for a second passport. Foreign nationals are also welcome to apply for Albanian citizenship without having to renounce their original citizenship.

Australia

Australia allows its citizens to get citizenship of another country or multiple citizenships.

Barbados

Barbados allows Barbadian citizens to hold dual citizenship. It also allows foreign individuals to become dual nationals there.

Bangladesh

There are a few conditions for dual citizens of Bangladesh. When you become a citizen of Bangladesh, you need to keep a clean criminal record for five years. If in those years you get sentenced to imprisonment or incur a criminal fine, your citizenship will be taken away. Additionally, Bangladesh citizens are allowed dual nationality, without losing their original one.

Belgium

Belgium fluctuated a bit on the list of countries that allow dual citizenship. Up until 2008, Belgian citizens were not allowed another citizenship. As of 2008, though, dual citizenship is allowed.

Moreover, Belgium had more relaxed laws about foreigners obtaining citizenship in the past. Acquiring second citizenship there was easy. You had to live for three years in the country and keep a clean criminal record. Nowadays, you might need between five to nine years to obtain a Belgian passport.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria has a complicated past. Many Bulgarians relinquished their citizenship in the past when they migrated in the late 20th century. Those individuals, and their descendants, may get their citizenship back.

Additionally, ethnic Bulgarians may have a second citizenship. However, foreign citizens who become naturalized in Bulgaria must renounce their foreign citizenship.

Canada

The Great Untamed North is one of the dual citizenship countries. What’s interesting about Canada is that many Canadians are born in the US. This means they have Canadian citizenship and US citizenship.

As a matter of fact, there’s a term for Canadians born in the US or vice versa. The term is “Border Babies”.

Chile

The Chilean government allows its citizens to hold dual citizenship. Also, foreigners who become Chilean citizens may keep their original citizenship.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica allows its citizens, and foreigners who become naturalized in Costa Rica, to hold dual citizenship.

Croatia

Much like Bulgaria, Croatia’s dual nationality law is a bit complicated. Ethnic Croatians, who obtained citizenship through birth or by descent, are allowed to have another citizenship. However, you can’t obtain Croatian citizenship without first renouncing any other citizenship.

Cyprus

Cyprus not only allows dual citizenship, but it also has its own citizenship by investment program. Under this program, a foreign individual may apply for citizenship in exchange for an investment in the country. So it only makes sense that Cyprus is among the countries that allow dual citizenship.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This citizenship by investment program was suspended in October 2020, we will update you on any further information when it becomes available.

Czech Republic

Up until 2014,  the Czech Republic forbade its citizens to have any “other allegiances”. This was very important to the nationalistic standards of the Czech Republic. However, as of 2014, citizens in the Czech Republic may hold dual citizenship.

Denmark

Denmark joined the list of countries that allow dual citizenship as of 2015. Before that, any Danish citizen had to be only Danish. That was because Denmark didn’t recognize dual citizenship back then.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic has a citizenship by investment program. It grants citizenship in exchange for an investment in real estate, thus it allows dual citizenship.

Egypt

Any Egyptian citizen may hold multiple nationalities. However, they must declare this to the Egyptian authorities. If an Egyptian citizen obtains a second citizenship, they have to inform the government of their intent to keep their original citizenship within one year. An Egyptian dual national is prohibited from enrolling in military and police academies. They are also exempt from military service, and may not be elected to the Egyptian Parliament.

Finland

Finland recognizes dual citizenship as of 2003. Since then, any foreign national who becomes naturalized as Finnish may keep their original citizenship.

France

Citizens of France have been allowed to hold dual or multiple citizenships for decades. As a matter of fact, France fought against the Council of Europe’s proposal that attempted to reduce citizens with multiple nationalities.

Greece

Greece is among the countries that allow dual citizenship. Greek citizens are allowed to have a second passport if they choose so.

There is also a Golden Visa program in Greece. This program allows any foreign individual to become a permanent resident there in exchange for an investment in real estate. Learn more about this program here.

Hungary

In general, dual citizenship is allowed in Hungary.

Iceland

Iceland joined the list of countries that recognize dual citizenship back in 2003. Additionally, some people lost their Icelandic status due to the old system. Iceland gave them four years to apply for reinstatement.

Ireland

Ireland does allow dual citizenship. In addition, Ireland allows citizens with Irish ancestors to claim an Irish passport. What’s interesting here, is that Ireland only has about 4.9 million inhabitants. However, there are nearly 14 million Irish passports in circulation.

Israel

Israel also allows its citizens to obtain citizenship of another country. Additionally, Israel has a passport program called the Law of Return. Under this law, any Jewish person may return to Israel and obtain a second passport there. The Israeli government allows this person to keep their original passport.

Italy

The Italian government considers any person with Italian bloodlines to be an Italian citizen. Any person who can prove their Italian ancestry may become naturalized. You don’t need to renounce your existing citizenship if you obtain second citizenship in Italy.

Jamaica

Dual citizenship is allowed in Jamaica in general.

Kosovo

Kosovo is a special case in the multiple citizenship category. Serbia does not recognize Kosovo as an independent state. This is why many Kosovars have a unique Serbian passport issued by a special passport office in Belgrade. Many Kosovars have a second or third citizenship in places they migrated to. This is why Kosovo is one of the countries that allow dual citizenship.

Latvia

Latvia joined the list of countries that allow dual citizenship in 2013. This is excellent news, as Latvia allows investors from another country to hold residency by starting a business or investing in real estate there. This can technically count as a citizenship by investment scheme as it may lead to Latvian citizenship. You can be eligible for citizenship after ten years of residence there.

Malta

Malta allows for dual citizenship. There is a program called Malta Investment Immigrant Program (MIIP), which lets investors invest a certain amount and obtain Maltese citizenship.

Mexico

Any person who is a Mexican at birth may have citizenship of another country. However, the Mexican government will always consider them Mexican. Moreover, the Mexican government requires all dual citizens to enter and leave the country using their Mexican passport.

Nigeria

Nigerians may have dual nationality. There is some public pressure on those who wish to acquire foreign citizenship, but it’s more cultural than anything else.

Pakistan

Pakistan has a population of about 8.8 million. What’s interesting is that some 10 million Pakistanis live in another country. There are so many Pakistani nationals that live outside of Pakistan they actually have the term “Overseas Pakistani” for them.

Pakistan allows its citizens to have foreign citizenship, as the “Overseas Pakistani” are vital to Pakistan’s economy. This is because many Pakistanis who work outside the country send money back to Pakistan.

Panama

The situation in Panama is slightly complicated. Technically speaking, the Panamanian government forbids acquiring a second nationality. If a person were to become a citizen of Panama through naturalization, they must first take an oath to renounce any previous citizenship.

Here’s where it gets interesting. Many countries (including the United States of America) do not recognize this oath as officially relinquishing your existing citizenship by law.

This is why, while it’s technically not among dual citizenship countries, it may be possible to hold dual citizenship there.

Peru

Many countries allow dual citizenship in Latin America. This is specifically for citizens of other Latin countries, including Spain. In many cases having multiple citizenships is allowed in Peru.

Philippines

Filipino citizens who obtain a second passport don’t lose their original citizenship. However, it’s truly difficult for a foreigner to obtain citizenship in the Philippines. So while the Philippines does allow dual citizenship, dual citizens are usually Filipinos who acquired foreign citizenship and not vice versa.

Portugal

Portugal has a highly successful Golden Visa program. It allows any person who invests in real estate, or other investment options, to become a resident there. This will eventually make the investor a permanent resident, and even qualify them for citizenship.

While the Portugal Golden Visa, is not technically a citizenship by investment program, it can lead to citizenship. This means, of course, that Portugal does allow dual citizenship.

Romania

Romania does not revoke the citizenship of Romanians who acquire a second passport. The Romanian government also often grants dual citizenship to Moldovans.

Serbia

Serbia offers its own citizenship by descent program. It also allows those who become naturalized to have dual citizenship.

Slovenia

While Slovenia does allow those who are Slovenian by birth to get another citizenship. You often must renounce your existing citizenship if you become naturalized there.

South Africa

Until 1995 South Africa made it illegal for its citizens to travel on foreign passports. between 1995 and 2014 South Africa required any citizen who wished to obtain citizenship in another country to declare their intention first.

South Africa joined the list of countries that allow dual citizenship in 2014. Like some dual citizenship countries, South Africa requires its citizens to enter and leave the country using their South African passport. Additionally, foreigners who gain south African citizenship don’t need to renounce their original one.

South Korea

The laws in South Korea are a bit complicated. Those who become dual nationals at birth may keep both their passports. This is provided that they declare their intention to keep their nationality in South Korea before they are 22 years of age.

Additionally, the government in South Korea does not allow its adult citizens to pursue a second passport. However, expats living in South Korea, who obtain citizenship through the citizenship by investment program, are allowed to keep their original citizenship.

Spain

Dual citizenship for Spanish citizens is allowed. This is provided that they inform the Spanish government within three years of obtaining their foreign citizenship. There are some exceptions to this rule for natural citizens of Portugal, Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, or Iberoamerican countries.

Spain’s Golden Visa program allows you permanent residence in Spain in exchange for an investment. It can also count as a citizenship by investment program as it may lead to citizenship.

St Kitts & Nevis

Many Caribbean countries allow dual citizenship. St Kitts & Nevis has one of the oldest citizenship by investment programs in the world. St Kitts & Nevis have attracted many investors over the years, due to the strong passport and warm climate there. By default, St Kitts & Nevis is one of the countries which allow dual citizenship.

Sweden

In 2001, Sweden got rid of the law which prohibited multiple citizenship. Now, foreigners may acquire Swedish citizenship without letting go of their birth citizenship. Additionally, swedes may acquire as many citizenships as they like.

Switzerland

Around 60% of Swiss nationals living abroad are dual nationals. This means that dual nationality is more than welcome in Switzerland.

Syria

Children born in Syria obtain their Syrian citizenship. It’s difficult for foreigners to obtain Syrian citizenship, as you have to marry a Syrian citizen and live in the country for ten years. Technically, Syrian citizens are allowed to have dual citizenship. However, they are not allowed to renounce their Syrian citizenship under any circumstance. “Once Syrian, always Syrian,” the government says.

Turkey

What’s interesting about dual nationals in Turkey, is that they are not required to use their Turkish passport to enter or leave the country. However, a Turkish citizen obtaining foreign citizenship has to submit a lot of paperwork to the proper authorities.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has allowed its citizens to have dual citizenship since 1948 under the Nationality Act. However, in some BOT (British Overseas Territories) such as Anguilla, the citizens may lose their ability to obtain British citizenship if they obtain another nationality.

The UK has a straightforward process where a permanent resident may spend a certain number of years in the country and be eligible for British citizenship.  Check out our article on Permanent Residence in the UK.

United States

The United States of America allows its citizens to hold multiple nationalities. However, you may need to declare what the United States government refers to as “Other allegiances” when applying for a US passport. Keep in mind that a Green Card is not the same as dual citizenship, it’s more of a permanent residence.

Venezuela

Venezuela allows dual citizenship, as anyone who is born on Venezuelan soil has the irrevocable right to citizenship.

Now that we’ve talked about countries that allow dual citizenship, what about countries that don’t allow citizenship? Or ones that allow dual citizenship under very specific circumstances? Well, this is what the next section is for.

Countries That Don’t Allow Dual Citizenship

Andorra

Technically as a foreigner, you can become a citizen of Andorra, if you live there for 20 years. There have been almost no such cases. Additionally, Andorran citizens who take another citizenship lose their Andorran Nationality.

Austria

Austria technically doesn’t allow dual citizenship in the country. However, there is some sort of a “secret” path to obtaining Austrian nationality. There is a citizenship program that allows extremely wealthy individuals to gain citizenship in exchange for a donation of several million dollars. In addition, a high-ranking Austrian official must recommend you to the government, so it’s basically next to impossible.

There are some exceptions where you may have multiple nationalities in Austria:

  • Children born to one Austrian parent and one foreign parent
  • Those who are forbidden by law to renounce their existing citizenship
  • Children who are given nationality by birth in another country (The United States of America for example)
  • Foreign professors who receive honorary Austrian nationality.

Bahrain

This tiny middle eastern country has long rewarded citizenship to expats who make a considerable contribution. It does, however, forbid dual citizenship to its citizens.

China

China only recognizes Chinese citizens to be citizens of China. However, many Chinese citizens apply for foreign citizenship in order to expand their business. While technically they’re not allowed to hold a second citizenship, there’s no strict enforcement.

El Salvador

If you are born in El Salvador, you may have dual citizenship. However, if a person becomes naturalized in El Salvador then they are not allowed to have multiple nationalities

Estonia

Estonia does not technically allow dual citizenship. Many Estonians, however, tend to have a second passport, usually from Russia. The bureaucratic system is so messy there, that the government may sometimes not check the existing citizenships of a naturalized citizen.

Here’s where it gets really interesting though. If you become naturalized in Estonia, and then obtain another citizenship, you will lose your Estonian nationality. On the other hand, if you’re Estonian by birth, you technically can’t lose your Estonian nationality even if you get foreign citizenship. This is because the Estonian government determines that nationality by “blood”.

Germany

Germany only recognizes dual citizenship in certain cases, such as:

  • Children born to a German and non-German parent, or to parents with dual nationality, obtain the nationalities of both parents at birth. This is according to the law of descent
  • In accordance with the Nationality Act, ethnic German repatriates, and their family acquire German citizenship when they’re issued a repatriate certificate. They do not have to give up their previous citizenship
  • A foreign citizen may NOT keep their original citizenship if they become a German by naturalization. Except for cases where their country of birth doesn’t allow them to renounce their citizenship
  • Citizens of the EU and Swiss citizens may also keep their original citizenship.

India

The Indian government does not allow dual citizenship. They did however introduce a program known as OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India).

The Overseas Citizenship of India is granted to persons of Indian origins who have migrated from India and acquired foreign citizenship. This is provided that their home country allows for multiple citizenship.

Moreover, persons registered as OCI don’t have voting rights or election rights. They do, however, have the right to multiple entries and indefinite stay in India.

Indonesia

The Indonesian government does not recognize dual citizenship except for citizens under 18 years of age. By that age, a person who has not chosen their citizenship has to acquire an affidavit in order to retain both citizenship. However, after reaching 21 years of age, they must choose one citizenship.

Japan

Japan is quite strict when it comes to dual citizenship law. A Japanese citizen is only allowed citizenship in one country, Japan. The government forces children with nationalities in two countries to choose which one they want to keep when they are 18 years of age.

Lithuania

Lithuania grants those with Lithuanian ascendants citizenship by descent. However, it requires all individuals to give up any other citizenship in order to be a Lithuanian citizen.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg has a competitively strong passport. However, it’s the only one the government allows its citizens to hold.

Malaysia

Malaysia grants residency through some investor visa programs. Anyone with Malaysian citizenship, however, may not have dual citizenship.

Montenegro

Montenegro and Serbia have had talks to allow dual nationalities between the two countries. However, as of 2020, Montenegro forbids dual citizenship for its citizens.

Moreover, Montenegro does have a citizenship by investment program. Investors under this program may hold their original citizenship.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia law does not recognize Dual Citizenship. Children of Saudi fathers automatically acquire citizenship in Saudi Arabia at birth, regardless of the country where the child was born. Saudi women cannot transmit citizenship, therefore, their children would acquire only the citizenship of the father.

The Netherlands

The Kingdom of the Netherlands does not allow any dutch citizen to have an additional nationality. There are some exceptions though for subjects who obtain other citizenship through marriage, or at birth.

Norway

Norway doesn’t generally allow its citizens or those who become Norweignan by naturalization, to have dual citizenship. There are some exceptions for those who are not allowed by the law of their birth country to renounce their original citizenship.

Poland

Poland doesn’t technically recognize dual citizenship, though in practice it’s tolerated. However, it’s forbidden for a Polish citizen to identify themselves to Polish authorities as a foreign citizen.

Singapore

The position of the Singapore Government is that dual citizenship is not allowed. A child born to a Singaporean and a foreign parent would have dual citizenship at birth, but they must renounce one when they are 18 years of age.

Sri Lanka

The laws of citizenship in Sri Lanka are quite complicated. The country technically forbids dual citizenship. However, a person from Sri Lanka, who has lost their citizenship by acquiring a foreign one, may reapply for citizenship under very specific circumstances.

They have to apply to the Minister which is in charge of the subject, and it’s at the discretion of the minister to weigh their application and either accept or reject it.

Tanzania

Tanzanians may not have dual citizenship. One exception to this rule is women who acquire a second nationality by marrying a foreigner.

Thailand

Thailand might be the most strict country in the world when it comes to dual nationality. It’s just a simple NO.

Ukraine

Let’s just say that as a Ukrainian, you might want to keep your double nationality away from the government. It’s not forbidden, per se, but you might get in trouble as it’s an “allegiance to the country” issue.

United Arab Emirates

The only way to hold dual citizenship in the United Arab Emirates is if you were born with another citizenship, and have a father who is a citizen of the United Arab Emirates. Your father confers citizenship upon you, and you can keep your original one.

Power Of Attorney

White Plains Mobile Power Of Attorney service is able to have your completed forms in under an hour – including conversion to PDF – for immediate sharing with insurance and financial institutions. Whether you’re needing our service in your attorneys office, White Plains Hospital or at a rest stop off of i95 (common for truckers and out-of-State travelers) we can sometimes complete your service in 30 minutes. If your Power Of Attorney does requires a NYS gift rider, and hence 2 witnesses, we can also assist. Most completed Power Of Attorney signings can be completed with our $149 “local” rate. To get started and an exact quote on cost and timing, please use our “Contact A Notary” form or text 914-441-2444.

Apostille Service in White Plains

Our Apostille service is only $149 in White Plains and the surrounding communities. The service includes pick up of your documents, delivery to the White Plains county clerk for certification and forwarding to the department of state in Albany. The only additional fee would be if there is an election for FedEx or courier service. The DOS in Albany will mail your Apostille documents directly to you usually within two days.

Contact A Notary Now!

Use this form to set up your appointment with a mobile notary or text to (914)441-2444. Mobile Notary Services are available in White Plains 7 days a week from 5am to 11pm. This form is also available in Spanish, Italian, German, Polish or French – Need a certified translation? Visit westchestertranslations.com for $99! Apostille from $149.

Fees are based on distance and in addition to $2.00 for each notarization or "as witness" signature. * Westchester County Airport, Pepsi,Co, Morgan Stanley, etc., require outdoor signings while indoors signing require parking and additional surcharges,
$49/$59 appointments are "lobby only" within free parking regions. Appointments to commercial offices or specific offices/suites are $79 minimum.
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Step One: Getting Your Documents Notarized in White Plains.

To skip this section and go directly to the notary request form please scroll down or click here or text (914)441-2444.

Utilizing the White Plains Mobile Notary service is fast and easy. After you’ve located White Plains Notary you can simply fill out the form below with some simple identifying information and after pressing submit our team will quickly review your requirements and get back to you by your preferred method of communication within just a few minutes.

If you call our hotline at (914)441-2444, our security protocol will still require that you either email or text us the full name and address of the individual that will be signing the document so we can set up the account in our system. This text or email must also include the document that will be signed, a description of the identification that will be presented to the notary as well as an acknowledgment that the fees will be paid with a credit or debit card owned by the individual signing. This is all part of our proprietary security protocol to ensure compliance with the New York State Notary Executive Law.

If your signing requires witnesses, all witnesses must also be named in the email or text with proper identification available at the time of signing. It is important to note that White Plains Mobile Notary only performs mobile notary services and does not permit clients to visit our offices by law. If you are in White Plains the following addresses are considered mobile signing locations and can serve for signings till 10pm (or until the establishment closes):

The standard $49 Travel Fee Includes these recommended locations (bold locations offer quickest service):

NEW! Wegmans
Harrison (but billed at $49 White Plains rate)
106 Corporate Drive
Harrison, NY 10604

Dunkin Donuts
50 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

The Ritz Carlton – Temporarily Closed
3 Renaissance Square
White Plains, NY 10601

White Plains Hospital (main lobby)
20 Davie Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

WestMed
210 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10604

WestMed
3030 Westchester Avenue
Purchase, NY 10577

The Westchester Mall Food Court
125 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
(please add $3.00 parking fee)

The Galleria Mall Food Court
100 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
(please add $0.75 parking fee)

McDonalds
(Hartsdale but billed at $49 White Plains rate)
407 N Central Park Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530


Barnes & Noble City Center Coffee Lounge
230 Main Street
White Plains, NY 10601
(please add $0.75 parking fee)

Starbucks
9 City Place
White Plains, NY 10601

Our $69 Signing Service includes:

PepsiCo
50 East Stevens Avenue
Valhala, NY 10595

Our $99 Signing Service includes travel to:

Westchester County Airport HPN
(Public or Private Terminals)

Important Note: If you are “mobile” during regular business hours, most banks, FedEX and UPS stores in White Plains offer notary service for the NYS regulated fee of $2.00 per stamp and or signature. Our service is strictly that of mobile notary and as such does not permit customers to visit us as per New York State Executive Law. We are also proud to support our disabled military veterans with free notarizations anywhere within our travel region.

2020 Fee Schedule for Standard & Complex Multi Doc Corporate Signings in White Plains

For insurance, finance, structured settlement, etc. companies looking to utilize our services, here’s an overview of what we offer:

Travel Fee in White Plains only: $49.00 (7am to 7pm)
Usually always the “base” fee to visit a signing client. Some situations such as excessive time (waiting) or weather may incur additional fees. Travel fees outside of White Plains begin at $69

Parking Site Fees: $ see below
This is White Plains. There’s literally no free parking in commercial zones.

Standard Stamp & Signature (per document) $2.00
What is costs to have us stamp & sign after we validate the document and signer.

Document Validity Stamp & Signature $5.00
We provide the NYS “Department Of State Affidavit Form” to validate that the copy of the ID (we’re verifying) is the exact copy that’s being scanned at the signing. In the State of New York this document may be construed as simply a verification of the signature of the affiant and not the original document itself.

Document Laser Printing Fees $9.95 first page and .99 each additional page or “side”.
This is the fee to print the contract or paperwork.

Scan to PDF & e-Transfer Fees $9.95 first page and .49 each additional page or “side”.
Our fee to scan the docs, convert to PDF and email, Dropbox, etc. to you or 3rd party.

Hard Copy FedEx Fees $15.00 (with prepaid mailer)
This is our fee to enclose your docs into a FedEx mailer and drop off within one-hour of the signing. We will not drop in “drop box”. All docs must be scanned by authorized FedEX location.

Hard Copy USPS Mail Fee $10.00 (with prepaid mailer)
This is our fee to physically take your docs to Post Office. We do not drop in mailboxes.

Shipping Fees
If you don’t provide a pre-paid shipping label, we will gladly provide shipping label service for you if we have a valid CC on file. The fees billed are “actual”.

Payments
We’ll gladly accept your company check (Net 15), Visa, MasterCard or Amex. We’ll also take your Venmo or PayPal.

I9 Work Authorizations
Signature as Authorized Representative $5.00
Additional Stamped Page with Signature $5.00

Any additional docs certified please see “Document Validity” above. Each document is an additional $5.00 – please remember that in New York State the notarization of this document may be construed as verification of signature of the affiant and not a verification of the authenticity of the original document. Please be sure and ask us for clarification regarding the stipulation as many corporate human resource departments are not fully aware of this issue.

Please remember we are not permitted, under any circumstances, to provide legal advice with regard to your applications, documents or forms.

Notes:
Parking Fees are always extra and are billed “at cost”. For example, The Westchester Mall Fee is $3.00 while The Crowne Plaza Hotel is $5.00 while the Ritz Carlton can sometimes be $15.
We do not provide I9 forms unless the minimum IRS threshold of $600 is met.

Commons “Types” Of Notary Signings

In New York, Notaries are forbidden to choose the type of notarization for a signer, but here is the difference between common notarial acts we preform.

Acknowledgments

The purpose of an acknowledgment is to ensure that the signer of a document is who they claim to be and has voluntarily signed the document. Acknowledgments often are needed for documents concerning valuable assets, such as deeds, mortgages and deeds of trust.

To perform an acknowledgment, the signer must personally appear before you at the time of notarization to be positively identified and to declare — or “acknowledge” — that the signature on the document is their own and that they signed willingly.

While it is common practice for your client to sign the document in front of you at the time of the notarization, it is not necessary. Your client may sign the document before bringing it to you and declare — or acknowledge — to you that the signature on the document is theirs.

Jurats

The purpose of a jurat is for a signer to swear or affirm that the contents of a document are true. Depending on the jurisdiction, it also can be known as an affidavit or a verification on oath or affirmation.

For a jurat, the signer must personally appear before you and sign the document in your presence. You must then administer an oath or affirmation and have the signer speak aloud his or her promise that the statements in the document are true. The choice between an oath or affirmation should be made by the signer.

Administering the oath or affirmation is a vital part of performing a jurat or verification because the signer is affirming that the contents of the document are true, and he or she maybe prosecuted for perjury if the contents are not true. California requires a signer to provide proof of identity for a jurat. 

Oaths/Affirmations

In some cases, a client may simply need you to administer an oath or affirmation orally, rather than as part of a jurat​, affidavit or other written document. The purpose of administering a verbal oath or affirmation is, again, to compel a client to truthfulness.

An oath is a solemn pledge to a Supreme Being. An affirmation is a solemn pledge on the individual’s personal honor. Again, the choice should be made by the signer.

Copy Certification

copy certification confirms that a reproduction of an original document is a full, true, and accurate transcription or reproduction of the original.

Documents requiring copy certification may include: diplomas, driver’s licenses, leases, contracts, vehicle titles, Social Security cards, medical records and bills of sale.

To perform a copy certification, the person in possession of an original document (known also as the “document custodian”) takes the original document to a Notary. The Notary typically will make a photocopy of the document and complete a certificate for the copy certification to confirm that the photocopy is a true, accurate and complete copy of the original.

While copy certifications are considered a common notarial act, nearly half of the U.S. states bar Notaries from performing this type of notarization. Make sure to check your state’s guidelines to see if you may certify copies.

Of the states that do authorize this act, some stipulate that you may only certify copies of documents, not images, or other items. Other states allow Notaries to certify copies of both “records” and “items,” such as graphs, maps or images. California only allows Notaries to certify copies of powers of attorney or the Notary’s journal if requested by state officials or a court of law.

Many states, including Florida and Texas, also forbid the copy certification of vital, public documents, such as birth, death or marriage certificates. And as a general practice, the Model Notary Act (section 2-4) recommends against certifying copies of these types of documents. Certified copies of these documents may be obtained from the agency that holds the originals.

Under new laws taking effect September 1 this year in Texas and October 1 in Montana, Notaries in these two states will be allowed to certify that a physical copy of a notarized electronic record (such as a printed copy of an electronic document) is a true and correct copy.  

Signature Witnessing

Some states, such as Colorado and Pennsylvania, authorize Notaries to perform a signature witnessing. With this notarial act, you certify that the individual appearing before you is who he or she claims to be, and the signature on the record is the signature of the individual before you.

The main difference between a signature witnessing and an acknowledgment is that you witness the document being signed. The main difference between a signature witnessing and a jurat, affidavit, or verification upon oath or affirmation is that, with a signature witnessing, you do not administer an oath.

A Word About ID Before We Can Notarize Your Document(s)

Determine if ID is Acceptable for Notarization

Some states specify the types of ID a Notary may accept to identify a signer but many states leave the determination of an ID’s suitability up to the Notary. White Plains Notary is very specific on the type of ID we can accept

Acceptable Forms of Identification for White Plains Notary Services

  • New York State-issued driver’s license
  • New York State-issued identification card
  • U.S. passport issued by the U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. military ID
  • New York State & Westchester County Work ID
  • Permanent resident card, or “green card,” issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services*
  • Foreign passport*