Signing agents also verify the identity of the signers and parties involved in the transaction. They require official identification such as a driver’s license or a national insurance number. The requirements vary from state to state, because in some areas, signers might need to take a verbal or written oath, swearing that they’re the person they say they are.
After the identities are verified, they’ll then provide all the documents that need to be signed, including forms to fill up. For the signing agents, they’ll also sign the documents and stamp them using an official notary seal.
The act of sealing, signing and writing down the commission information in each document is the process called “notarization”. This is the key element in the transaction as this proves that the transaction is valid and recognized by the state.