Frequently Asked Questions

Questions & Answers About Our Services

Below are commonly asked questions or concerns regarding our Notary Service. Please note that we are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice.

Yes of course! We specialize in real estate notarizations and know the process very well. We will be happy to meet and notarize your real estate documents at your closing place, lawyer office, home or anywhere you need us to go.

Yes, we can!

If the person signing the estate documents has the mental capacity to execute a legal document; they must be of sound mind, understand what they are signing, can articulate to the notary their wishes and has identification, then we can notarize your estate documents.

Usually, estate documents must be witnessed by 1,2 or even 3 unrelated witnesses depending on how they were drafted by your lawyer. Witnesses cannot be related by blood or marriage. We can provide witnesses at the time of the appointment if necessary for an additional fee.

We need at least one of the following:

  1. State Issued Driver’s License or State Issued Non-Driver’s ID
  2. A U.S. Passport (or U.S. Passport Card)
  3. A driver’s license issued by a Canadian or Mexican public agency authorized to issue driver’s licenses
  4. A United States military identification card (current military identification cards might not contain all the required information – must contain photo, signature and an ID # )
  5. A valid Foreign Passport from the Country of Citizenship
    A valid consular identification document issued by a consulate from the applicant’s country of citizenship, or a valid passport from the applicant’s country of citizenship
  6. An identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government

Expired identification will not be accepted. You must have your ID in physical form (photocopies or electronic versions are not acceptable), and the name listed on the document being signed should match that of the ID being presented.

Currently we do not provide remote online notary (RON) services. We will update our website if this changes in the future. Before you choose a remote online notary, please be sure the receiving party will accept a RON.

You can get an apostille from the Illinois Secretary of State Office in downtown Chicago. The process can be lengthy, time consuming and tedious. Be prepared to have all your documentation in order and plan ahead for the long wait times.

We offer mobile apostille services in Chicago and hand deliver or can overnight mail your apostille for you, so you don't have to deal with traffic or frustration at the state office.  

Yes, we can act as an agent and complete the employer verification part of the I-9 form if the employer provides us an email on company letterhead signed by authorized personnel appointing us as an authorized agent.

We will travel and notarize documents anywhere in Cook County, McHenry County, Lake County, DuPage County, and Kane County. We have a few mobile notaries available throughout these areas so your wait time won't be long and usually available on the spot.

No. A medallion stamp certificate is special signature guarantee for the transfer of securities and is provided by financial institutions (usually banks). 

You can try contacting your bank or the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Illinois Notary Pros

We are a certified, insured, experienced and reliable mobile notary service based in Crystal Lake, IL serving the greater Chicago area. Helping the public with convenient general notary services at their destination.

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