Thursday, July 5, 2012

Official terms of Copy Certification

From VA Notary Handbook "Copy certification" means a notarial act in which a notary (i) is presented with a document that is not a public record; (ii) copies or supervises the copying of the document using a photographic or electronic copying process; (iii) compares the document to the copy; and (iv) determines that the copy is accurate and complete. I interpret this to mean that the notary supervises the copying or does the copying I will not notarize exact copy of documents made by client when I am not present. Furthermore, Va notaries can not make copy certification of birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates or documents issued by courts since these all have keeper of record issues.