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We can only provide notary services for U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), or non-U.S. citizens requiring notarization of documents for submission in the United States. However, foreign citizens submitting U.S.-related corporate affidavits or acknowledgements to the Legal Affairs Bureau in Japan may also qualify to use these services (see “Corporate Affidavits and Acknowledgements”).
For us to notarize your documents, you must …
Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Often, customers include a title, or “corporate identity,” when signing these types of documents. Examples of corporate identities would be “president,” “managing director,” or “representative.” If you wish to sign with a corporate identity, please be prepared to present adequate documentation (e.g. Certificate of Incorporation, Tokibo Tohon) to prove that identity to the consul. Business cards and letterhead will not be accepted as proof of corporate identity. Alternatively, in the absence of the above types of documents, you may wish to alter the language of your document to include language such as “who acknowledged himself to be the (TITLE) of (CORPORATION NAME)” or be prepared to cross out references to corporate identities within the document to be notarized.