Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Can I Notarize For Non-U.S. Citizens? By NNA Staff on July 03, 2013 in Hotline Tips Are Notaries required to only serve signers who are U.S. citizens, or are we allowed to notarize for foreign signers? As a Notary, your role is to serve the public, including any member of the general public or foreign-born individual who requests a lawful notarization performed. In other words, you mustn’t turn away a client based upon his or her nationality. Notaries exist in every country, and are, in fact, trusted by foreign visitors to help process paperwork that is often critically important in their lives. Only when an illegal or unauthorized notarial act is requested – as when a signer is unable to produce identification that satisfies the Notary laws – is a Notary justified in refusing to serve a non-native. Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call (888) 876-0827, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.