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Frequently Asked Questions



What kind of identification is needed for a notarization?


There are many forms of identification that are considered acceptable in the state of Florida. The ID should be current, and have a signature with a photo and physical description. This includes government issued IDs such as a drives license from the US, a US territory, Canada, or Mexico; a state ID from either Florida or any other state; a US passport, or a passport issued by a foreign government that has been stamped by the Department of Justice; a military ID; and an inmate identification card. In the event that a signer does not have one of these options, credible witnesses can be used to determine identity, or a sworn statement from a law enforcement officer.

What kind of documents can be notarized?

The number of documents that can be notarized is almost endless. It would be easier to discuss which documents cannot be notarized so let's start there. Vital records cannot be notarized. This includes marriage, birth, and death certificates, or the copies of these certificates. A notary should also not notarize a document that is incomplete or unsigned. The most common documents that are notarized include real estate documents; estate plan documents (wills, trusts), power of attorney; adoption documents; contracts; affidavits, etc..

Does KTP offer virtual notarizations?

Yes! As of February of 2024, Keep the Pen now offer Remote Online Notarizations! Give us a call today for more information on how we can streamline your notarizations with convenience and security.

Do you travel?

Yes! Keep the Pen is a full service mobile notary business that will come to you at your convenience. I can meet you in your home, at your place of employment, or at a local coffee shop. Totally up to you!

Do you have an office?

Keep the Pen does not currently have an office. We are happy to come to you at your convenience to take care of all of your notarial needs. We may have a virtual office at some point, but for now, I'm fully mobile and will come to you!

Do you travel outside Orange County?

Yes! Keep the Pen performs notarial acts throughout Orange County as well as surrounding counties such as Seminole, Lake, Polk, Osceola, and Brevard County. Travel fees will be applied based on distance. But remember! I can also notarize for clients virtually so no need for anyone to leave their county for a notarization.

Can you help me with my apostille?

Yes! Keep the Pen offers full concierge services to help with all of your apostille needs. Give us a call for more information based on your individual needs.


Would you notarize for someone in jail?

Yes! I will absolutely accommodate a person who needs a notarization while in jail. This can be a delicate process so it is important that whoever is involved is aware of the nuances of signings from jail. Give Keep the Pen a call for more information.


Do i need an appointment?

Keep the Pen provides services by appointment only. However, we would be happy to accommodate a last minute notarization if there is availability so feel free to give us a call we may be able to help!


Can you notarize a hand written document?

The short answer is yes! However, Keep the Pen will have to add a notarial certificate to the document for authentication purposes. There are a couple of options to choose for a notarial certificate. The person who is signing will need to decide which certificate is appropriate as notaries cannot make that determination. Give Keep the Pen a call for more information on the best way to make that decision.


Can you help me with verifying my VIN number?

Yes! Happy to meet with you to help complete and notarize your VIN verification form.



Still have questions? Dont hesitate to give us a call! 863-732-8298

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