50 States Notarial Certificates Template

Updated: Sep 3

A complete notarized document shall include the signature and stamp of a notary public, along with a proper notarial wording (notarial certificate).


A notary has the power to perform various official acts. for example, in Virginia, a notary may perform the five basic notarial acts below:

1. Taking acknowledgments

2. Administering oaths and affirmations

3. Certifying affidavits or depositions

4. Certifying “true copies” of documents

5. Verification of fact


Notarial acts may differ by state, check the rules of your state.


In the first step of notarizing documents, we have always emphasized to our clients the choice of a notary and the importance of notarial certificates. We found the notarized documents provided by some of our clients only signed and stamped by a notary, and there is no notarial certificate. Improper notarial certificates of some notarized documents cause the documents to have no legal effect and cannot be used normally, or cause the return\rejection of the application of apostille, authentication, and legalization.


We recommend that the notary you seek should have extensive notary experience, be familiar with and abide by the state's notary laws and regulations. Improper notarial certificates or documents may cause the subsequent application of apostille\authentication\legalization to be rejected, and you will have to start over costing you time and money. It is recommended that you tell the notary the purpose of the document and the destination country before the notarization so that the notary can put a proper notarial certificate.


The following is a template of the notarial certificate of each state in the United States (including DC):


Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming


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