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Posted - 06/15/2010 :  06:54:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most states do not require an ID for executing a Jurat. The prominent point of the jurat is not to identify the signer, but to have them swear under oath."

What??!! Doesn't matter what the "prominent point" is of ANY notarial act - proper acceptable identification is key in all of them. The guidelines for identification vary state to state, but ALL states require identification of the signer.

Good grief.

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Posted - 06/15/2010 :  04:24:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Most states do not require an ID for executing a Jurat. The prominent point of the jurat is not to identify the signer, but to have them swear under oath. >>

What??? I've never heard of that. My state handbook does not have different ID requirements for acks vs. jurats. Any time I notarize, whether ack or jurat, it's only after I have seen ID for the signer and it matches the name on the document.


Edited by - CopperheadVA on 06/15/2010 04:28:21 AM
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Posted - 06/14/2010 :  01:55:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit jbelmont's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A Jurat is a notary act where the signer must sign the notarized document in the presence of a notary public, as well as swear under oath that the contents of the document are true and correct. Jurats are NOT normally used for Deeds or Powers of attorneys which use Acknowledged signatures. Affidavits normally use a Jurat, and there are many types of affidavits. There are signature affidavits, occupancy affidavits, affidavits of citizenshipto name a few.

Make sure that you don't forget to administer the oath in your jurat. The signer must raise their right hand and swear under oath to the truthfulness of the document they signed in your presence.

Most states now require an ID for executing a Jurat. NY doesn't, and NH doesn't specify. The prominent point of the jurat is to have them swear under oath, but due to the high amount of fraud that has happened in the last decade, ID is now also necessary.

See our Glossary page on Jurats
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