Need help finding posts/Suggested rates for notarization
Thread poster: Sara Senft

Sara Senft  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:57
Spanish to English
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Apr 22, 2009

I am trying find posts in the archives on how to determine fees for notarizing and the like. I just found an ad calling for translators in my main language pair and specialty area. (Spanish to English, personal documents such as birth certificates.)

I didn't have much success finding posts with useful information. Where in the archives can I find posts or articles with useful suggestions?


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:57
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English to Hungarian
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You cannot notarize yourself Apr 23, 2009

Sarah,
I assume you know that you need to be a notary public to notarize documents.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notary_public

So, you would need to take all documents that needs notarization to a notary public, and pay the fees to him/her, if there is a charge. (There are many notary publics who notarize documents for free.) The state usually controls the maximum fees they can charge for each type of notarization. Simple search in Google will give you lots of info.

Either way, you will have to spend time physically going to the notary public's place, possibly wait in line, then mail the documents, and that is what you need to get compensated for, in addition to the fees you pay to the notary public. I charge my normal hourly rate for this, if it is just one document, or a few, I can usually take care of it in one hour.

Katalin


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Judith Kiraly  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:57
English to Hungarian
Free with membership Apr 23, 2009

Hi Sara,

If you are a AAA member, it is a free service included in your membership, at least in California.

Judith

[Edited at 2009-04-23 03:00 GMT]


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