Reston, VA asked in Banking, Civil Litigation and Education Law for Virginia

Q: Does VA law require a notary to sign when notarizing a document?

A document that I recently had notarized by Bank of America is being rejected by my university on the grounds that the notary hasn't signed it. While attempting to research this online, I have yet to find definitive answers.

1 Lawyer Answer
Derek Allen Colvin
Derek Allen Colvin
  • Business Law Lawyer
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: There are seven (7) items required for the notary to state on each document being notarized:

1. The name of the county or independent city in which the document is signed

2. The date the document is signed.

3. The notarial statement – what is being notarized (i.e. a signature, a true copy of an original, or an oath)

4. The notary’s signature

5. The date that the notary’s commission expires (month, day, year)

6. Notary registration number

7. Photographically reproducible notary seal/stamp

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