We all have to fill out applications for various events in our life – anything from renting a new home to joining a professional association.
When an organization requests that you have your application notarized, it means they want to ensure three things:
- You are who you say you are.
- You have sworn that the facts are true.
- The information will not be altered.
Notarization of applications helps to protect organizations and you.
For some applications, it is of high importance to screen them and ensure they are coming from the right person. While ID may (and often is) requested, the notarization of the application adds more security. It also confirms that you have sworn an oath in the presence of a notary public.
For example, consider a name change. Before the government office in question begins the process to review your application, they first want to make sure it was actually you who filled it out and that the facts it contains are true. This saves the office from dealing with fraud or corrections. It also protects you against fraud.
You might also consider an application to the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Fraud must be avoided at all cost. This not only protects the College and the applicant, but also the public.
Other kinds of applications that might need to be notarized
There are many other situations in which notarization of applications might be needed. For example, you apply for an exam that requires certain qualifications before you can write it. Or a land lord might want to screen applications and verify identity to help protect his investment. Other examples include applications for:
- a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination
- a professional License
- a Medical Examination
- Membership in an association
- a Bar exam
- Some Job Applications
- Many Government Applications
- a Nurse Examination
- a Permanent Resident Card
- a Graduate school
What will you need for the notarization of applications?
If you are asked to notarize an application, start by contacting us at Golden Notary to ensure you are taking the right steps. You will need to:
- bring your complete application to the office
- review the information with the notary public
- provide your official ID to be verified
- swear an oath that the information is true in the presence of the notary
- sign the application in the presence of the notary (note: do not sign it ahead of time!)
If you have any questions or concerns about why the notarization of an application is required or what you need to do, get in touch with us at Golden Notary. We provide you with the information you need and guide you through the process.