What & Why of Notarising (Notary Public)

The Notaries Society claims that a Notary Public is more or less the same as a Solicitor, however that's not a definition that's much use to Lawful Rebels.

The function of a Notary Public, as far as a Lawful Rebel is concerned, is to be 'an indisputable Witness to a Signature on a Document'.

Such documents being Writs, Affidavits, Statements of Truth, etc.

FUNDAMENTALLY, THIS IS TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY.

When you visit a Notary Public, for the business of signing your document, you'll need to take along some form of 'usual means of identification'. You know, the usual stuff - although the Notary will tell you what they will accept in order to satisfy themselves of your Identity.

You will need to make an appointment. You can make contact with a Notary Public via the Notaries Society Website - from which you can search for one nearest to you (you may, however, need to 'shop around', in order to find one that will do YOUR job for you - because we believe they may have been told "Not to have anything to do with Freemen-on-the-Land").

At the appointed time, you take along the Document you wish to sign, and thus to be notarised, together with your identifications.

The Notary will check your identifications, and will then WATCH YOU MAKE YOUR SIGNATURE.

The Notary will then sign themselves (you leave a space for all of that), date it - and generally place an Embossed Seal on the Document.

They may very well make photocopies for you. This depends on how generous they are.

You need to pay them their fee (usually something like 40 - 50 ... make sure they've told you what that will be - when you contact them to make the appointment!) and the job is done.

You can then send A COPY of your Notarised Document to any Recipient. YOU KEEP THE ORIGINAL/WET SIGNATURE COPY FOR YOURSELF. THAT'S YOUR FIRST-HAND/WET SIGNATURE EVIDENCE FOR ANY POSSIBLE COURT ACTION.

ON THE COPY YOU SEND TO THE RECIPIENT, you can write at the top "Certified Copy of the Original", and sign next to that. (The Signature you make there will be equivalent to your Signature in front of the Notary)

(Don't make any other changes between the COPY and your ORIGINAL).

The fact that YOU identified yourself to the Notary Public, and that he or she watched you sign, and that he or she attested to that, means that it would be pretty impossible for SOMEONE ELSE to sign an important (or maybe incriminating) Document in your name. That's the point, as far as you are concerned. It's protection against forgeries.

PLEASE NOTE: It is NOT a Notary Public's job to look at what you want signed, and advise you. IT is NOT their job to even READ what you are signing. It is actually NOT their job to REFUSE you, provided you are prepared to pay their fee. It is their job to simply WATCH you signing, and add their own Signature & Seal. Their Signature & Seal does NOT support anything you have written, and you cannot ever claim that. Their Signature & Seal only supports that YOU are YOU, and YOU made the Main Signature.