Notary apostille in Connecticut
 

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MAY 26, 2017

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What agency issues apostilles, and what do you need to check before you present your notarized document for authentication by a Connecticut apostille?
 
Connecticut Secretary of the State is the only office in Connecticut that is authorized to issue apostilles or certifications for documents notarized by a Connecticut notary if the documents are going to foreign countries.
 
Notarized documents that might require apostilles include powers of attorney, affidavits, consents, copies of academic records, passports, IDs, corporate resolutions, minutes, agreements, bylaws, etc. Foreign Document Express provides fast and reliable apostille services in the State of Connecticut. We offer free document evaluation to make sure your document will qualify for a CT apostille.
 
So, what do you need to check before you submit your notarized document for a CT apostille?

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What do you need to check before you present your notarized document for a Connecticut apostille?

1. That the Notary Public has signed his/her name exactly as he/she was commissioned (as the name appears of the Certificate of appointment and the notary seal).

2.  That the notarial certificate has been completed properly (see below).

3. That the Notary Public’s expiration date is on the document correctly, clearly and completely.

Sample notarial certificates in the State of Connecticut

notaryAcknowledgment:

An acknowledgment is the most common notarial act that a notary will be called upon to perform. It is a formal declaration before an authorized official by a person who executed an instrument that such instrument is his/her free act and deed. The usual acknowledgment form states that the signer of the instrument personally appeared before the notary and acknowledged having signed the instrument for its stated purpose. For an acknowledgment to beproperly taken, each of the following requirements must be fulfilled. The signer must: (1) personally appear before the notary; (2) acknowledge that s/he signed the instrument in question; and (3) state that it is his/her free act and deed.

Here is a sample CT acknowledgment form for individual:

State of Connecticut
County of _____________     ss. (Town/City)
 
On this the_____day of____________, 20____, before me, (name of notary), the undersigned officer, personally appeared (name of individual or individuals), known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be the person(s) whose name(s) (is or are) subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged that (he, she or they) executed the same for the purposes therein contained.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand.
______________________
Signature of Notary Public
Date Commission Expires:_____________
______________________
Printed Name of Notary
 

Here is a sample CT acknowledgment form for corporation:

State of Connecticut
County of _____________     ss. (Town/City)
 
On this the_____day of____________, 20____, before me, (name of notary) , the undersigned officer, personally appeared (name of officer), who acknowledged himself/herself to be the (title officer) of (name of corporation) a corporation, and that s/he as such (title of officer), being authorized so to do executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes therein contained, by signing the name of the corporation by himself/herself as(title of officer).
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand.
______________________
Signature of Notary Public
Date Commission Expires:_____________
______________________
Printed Name of Notary
  

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Jurat:

Oaths and Affirmations must be given in person. An oath is an affirmation of the truth of a statement, which renders any person who willfully makes untrue statements subject to the penalties for perjury or false statement. The notary administers an oath to the party making the affidavit. The party then signs the affidavit in the presence of the notary. The notary then attaches the following certificate, which is commonly called a jurat, to the affidavit:

State of Connecticut
County of _____________     ss. (Town/City)
 
Subscribed and sworn to before me this _____ day if _________________, 20_____.

______________________
Signature of Notary Public
Date Commission Expires:_____________
______________________
Printed Name of Notary
 

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Copy certification:

Under Connecticut law, notaries have the authority to prepare “certified” or “true” copies of certain documents. For copy certification, a notary public is presented with an original document and: (1) copies or supervises the copying of such document using a photographic or electronic copying process; (2) compares the original document presented to the copy; and (3) certifies that the copy is an accurate and complete reproduction of the original work presented. However, there are exceptions to this law that include: (1) the copying of a vital or public record (certificate of birth, death, fetal death, or marriage); (2) a document required to be recorded by a state or political subdivision; or (3) a document issued by a federal agency and federal law does not allow the copying of the document.

State of Connecticut
County of _____________     ss. (Town/City)
 
On this the_____day of____________, 20____, I certify that the preceding or attached document, is a true, exact, complete, and unaltered copy made by me of (description of document), presented to me by the document’s custodian, and to the best of my knowledge, the photocopied document is neither a public record or vital record, not a publicly recordable document, certified copies of which are available from an official source other than a notary.
______________________
Signature of Notary Public
Date Commission Expires:_____________
______________________
Printed Name of Notary

The notary may also request that the person presenting the document make a photocopy and prepare a written statement, that may beattached to or written on the photocopy itself, stating that it is a true copy of the original. The requesting party signs the statement in the notary’s presence. Then a jurat is completed by the notary.

State of Connecticut
County of _____________     ss. (Town/City)
 
I, (Name of Custodian of Original Document), hereby swear (or affirm) that the attached copy of (Description of attached document, title, or type of document) is a true and accurate copy of a document in my possession.
 
_________________________________
Signature of Custodian of Original Document
Subscribed and sworn to before me this _____ day if _________________, 20_____.
______________________
Signature of Notary Public
Date Commission Expires:_____________
______________________
Printed Name of Notary
 

notaryConnecticut state law does not require that notaries obtain and use a seal or rubber stamp. Even though the use of a seal is optional, state law does prescribe the format of the seal to be used. The notary seal must include the notary's name as it appears on the certificate of appointment, the words "Notary Public" and "Connecticut". State law does give the notary the option of having the words "My Commission Expires (commission expiration date)" appear on the seal. However, most notaries find that it is more practical to have their commission expiration date appear on a separate rubber stamp along with their name and title. When using the seal, the impression should be affixed near, but not over, the notary's signature. The stamp bearing the words "My Commission Expires" should be placed below the notary's signature, and the notary must write in the date on which their commission expires,unless the date appears on the stamp.

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CT apostille: price, processing time, order form

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CT apostille: $175 (Fedex within the U.S. is included).
Processing time: 5-7 bus. days.
FedEx International is $60 (most countries)
FedEx International to Eastern Europe and South America is $90.
 
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