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What is notarization?

Notarization is the official fraud-deterrent process that assures the parties of a transaction that a document’s signature can be trusted. It’s performed by a Notary Public, and it provides the assurance by a duly appointed and impartial Notary Public that a document’s signature is genuine and that its signer acted without duress or intimidation with the intention that the terms of the document will be in full force and effect.

The central value of notarization lies in the Notary’s impartial screening of a signer for identity, willingness, and awareness. This screening detects and deters document fraud, and it helps protect the personal rights and property of private citizens from forgers, identity thieves, and exploiters of the vulnerable. Every day, the process of notarization prevents countless forged, coerced, and incompetent signings that would otherwise overwhelm our court system and dissolve the network of trust that allows our civil society to function.

Source: NNA 2015

What is a notarized translation?

When it comes to a translation, the notarization is proof that the translation was provided by a professional translation service like ours. Your project manager visits a notary public in person to have his or her signature on the translation notarized.

Certain organizations may require that your translation be notarized. This is especially likely if the document is to be presented to a government agency.

What does notarization cost?

The additional cost for notarization of a translation if you order via our website is just $ 13.00 per document.

In case your translation is created by our European offices for use in Europe, it's better to order an apostille. Apostilles can be obtained at our European webshops.

Erwin Vroom
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