What is a notary?
A notary is a public official empowered by a state government, to witness the signing of documents in order to make them legally valid.
How do I know if I need to have my affidavit notarized?
You’re required to have your affidavit notarized if you’re filing a Breach of Warranty claim and your cashed check was issued by Silicon Valley Bank. We’ll inform you by email with the affidavit attached.
Where can I get my affidavit notarized?
The most common places are banks or credit unions, government offices, public libraries, mobile notaries, and even UPS. Search “Notary near me” on an internet browser to find one closest to you.
How can I get my affidavit notarized?
- Make sure the document is complete
- Bring acceptable identification (like a government issued ID or passport)
- Know that you'll also need to sign the document
- Check with the notary about cost
How much do notaries cost?
Each state and notary is different. However, banks or credit unions often notarize documents at no charge. Check ahead of time for any fees.