# Notarize Indian Documents

Hi,

I came to US from India in March 2007. I need to give my signature on some legal Indian documents. For that either it requires my personal presence in India in the Register Office or I should sign this in the presence of a Notary over here, get it notarized and send the documents.

Please help me in knowing how and where can I notarize my documents? What would be the estimated cost to do this?

I am resiging in Atlanta and the document is written in English.

Srivatsav Meda

Last edited by Curlyben; Jun 15, 2007 at 12:44 PM.
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 Emland Posts: 2,468, Reputation: 496 Ultra Member #2 Jun 15, 2007, 12:20 PM
In Virginia, a Notary can't sign something unless he/she understands the document (i.e. is fluent in the language). That is to protect the signer.

Are you close to an Indian Embassy that would officiate the document?
 srivatsav_meda Posts: 4, Reputation: 1 New Member #3 Jun 15, 2007, 12:23 PM
Originally Posted by Emland
In Virginia, a Notary can't sign something unless he/she understands the document (i.e. is fluent in the language). That is to protect the signer.

Are you close to an Indian Embassy that would officiate the document?

I am residing in Atlanta. The document is written in English.
 Emland Posts: 2,468, Reputation: 496 Ultra Member #4 Jun 15, 2007, 12:30 PM
Will the Indian government accept a US notorized document? I have notorized documents for UK citizens, it most likely will depend on the agency that needs the signature.
 srivatsav_meda Posts: 4, Reputation: 1 New Member #5 Jun 15, 2007, 12:35 PM
It seems the lawyer over there has suggested that since I am in US I should sign the documents in the presence of a Notory. Please let me know what other details should I find out from my lawyer?
 Emland Posts: 2,468, Reputation: 496 Ultra Member #6 Jun 15, 2007, 12:45 PM
If the lawyer in India is telling you a Notary is sufficient then that should be all you need. A notary is just a disinterested third party that verifies you are who you say you are and that you executed the document in question on a particular date.
 srivatsav_meda Posts: 4, Reputation: 1 New Member #7 Jun 15, 2007, 12:48 PM
Originally Posted by Emland
If the lawyer in India is telling you a Notary is sufficient then that should be all you need. A notary is just a disinterested third party that verifies you are who you say you are and that you executed the document in question on a particular date.
I am new to Atlanta as well as US. Can you please help me to know where I can find a notoy over here and what would it cost me to get it notarized. Thanks a lot for the quick reply.
 J_9 Posts: 39,858, Reputation: 5598 Expert #8 Jun 15, 2007, 12:51 PM

Do you have a bank account? Your bank would most likely have a notary. Fees vary from place to place.
 Emland Posts: 2,468, Reputation: 496 Ultra Member #9 Jun 15, 2007, 12:53 PM
They are available at the courthouse, some banks and credit unions, check cashing places, mail and parcel centers like the UPS Store usually have someone on staff that is a notary. You can plug your zip code into this and find an MPC that has a notary Neighborhood Postal Centers&reg

Or look under Notary Public in your yellow pages.

Cost is probably between $2 to$10 per document. In VA it is $5, but in CA it is$10 (I think) Don't know about GA, sorry.

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