Are you a Navy Federal Credit Union member in need of a notary service?
If so, you might be wondering if Navy Federal offers notary services and if they are free.
In this article, we will explore the availability of notary services at Navy Federal Credit Union and whether they are provided free of charge.
Does Navy Federal Have a Notary?
For instance, in certain states like California, notary public services are limited to Navy Federal-related documents only.
Conversely, Navy Federal does not offer notary public services in Louisiana. Members are advised to check with their local branch for the exact services offered, including any limitations that may apply.
What Documents Can Be Notarized at Navy Federal?
Navy Federal Credit Union offers notary services for a wide range of documents, though there are certain exceptions and jurisdictional limitations.
Notarization is available in most locations, except for California and Louisiana.
In California, notary public services provided by Navy Federal are limited to documents related to Navy Federal business only. Members in Louisiana are advised to consult with an attorney for notary services.
Navy Federal specifically does not provide notarization for wills or advance directives due to the legal complexities and potential ramifications associated with these documents.
Additionally, they do not notarize I-9 forms or vital records, which include marriage certificates, divorce decrees, and birth certificates. For all other documents, members should check with their local Navy Federal branch to confirm that notary services are available for their specific needs.
What is the Process for Notarizing a Document at Navy Federal?
The process for notarizing a document at Navy Federal Credit Union is fairly straightforward and involves several steps:
- Prepare the Document: Before visiting a branch, make sure your document is complete and ready for notarization. All signatories should understand the contents of the document but should not sign it beforehand, as the notary must witness the signing.
- Visit a Navy Federal Branch: Locate your nearest Navy Federal branch that offers notary services. You can find branch locations and check for notary services on the Navy Federal website.
- Present the Document and Identification: When you arrive at the branch, bring the document you need to be notarized along with a valid government-issued photo ID. If you are a Navy Federal member, you may also need your Navy Federal Access Number.
- Complete the Notarization Process: The notary public at the branch will review the document, confirm your identity and your understanding of the document, witness your signature, and then notarize the document by affixing their official seal or stamp.
Does Navy Federal Notarize for Free?
For non-Navy Federal-related documents, the first two notarizations per week are also free, and each additional document incurs a fee of $5.00, not to exceed the local jurisdiction fee maximum.
Additionally, a tweet from Navy Federal Help confirms that most of their branches offer free notary service.
Members should verify with their local branch to confirm the availability of free notary services, as there might be variations based on location.