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What Wording Do I Use For An Affidavit Of Residence?

New Hotline Resized 3I have been asked to notarize an Affidavit of Residence but I don’t see any Notary certificate wording.  Would I need to attach an individual acknowledgment form? K.T., New York

You are correct in observing that the Affidavit of Residence will require a notarial certificate form to be added to the document for you to notarize it. But as a Notary you should not determine the type of certificate to attach. Instead, you should ask the signer which certificate to add. If the signer doesn’t know, they should ask the agency that issued the document or the one that will be receiving it to provide this information.

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LARRY

09 Oct 2018

????

Hugh

15 Oct 2018

Larry: !!!! (Key point for ambiguous document: As a Notary you should not determine the type of certificate to attach. Instead, you should ask the signer which certificate to add.)

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