Alpha International, Inc adheres to all New York laws governing the practice and procedures of Notary Publics.
• The notary document signer must physically appear before the Notary at time of notarization – not before, and not after. A telephone call from the signer or the Notary's familiarity with a signature is not a personal appearance.
• The Notary must identify the signer through either (1) vouching of personally known, reliable, uninvolved witness who is under oath or (2) current government-issued ID card with photograph, signature and physical description.
• The Notary must be impartial and disinterested and not notarize a document bearing Notary's name or Notary signature or that of Notary's spouse or relative, or notarize any document which will in any way benefit the Notary.
• The Notary must make a record of each notarization and require document signer to affix signature – and where necessary thumb print – in official journal of notary act.
• The Notary must not certify a copy of a birth certificate or other vital record or of a recordable document such as a deed. Copies of these documents must be issued only by the appropriate public records custodian, and not by the Notary.