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Notary Public in San Francisco

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We are located in the Diamond Heights Safeway Shopping center, very near to the geographic center of San Francisco. We are just a couple blocks off of Market/Portola at Clipper. Jensen's Mail & Copy has done many thousands of notarizations in our 20 years of existence.

Our notary hours are 9am-5pm Mon.-Fri. and 9am-2pm on Sat. No appointment is necessary as we're proud to have quite a few bonded and insured notaries on staff. All of us are members in good standing of the National Notary Association! The fee is $15 per signature being notarized (Jurat or Acknowledgement). There is parking in the center's large lot and our store is wheelchair accessible.

If you need us to print your document from an e-mail or to make some copies of your document after it is notarized, no problem. We can help with that. We can also help you send your document via FedEx, DHL, the US Postal Service or UPS.

Picture of a document to be signed

What you should bring:

  • The complete document to be notarized (all pages). It is best if you wait to sign in front of us in some cases, but you can complete everything else. (Incomplete documents can't be notarized.)
  • Identification (often an unexpired driver's license or passport). If you have some other identification, e-mail us or give us a call.
  • If the document doesn't already have notarial wording, the notary will ask you what type of notarization you need. The notary can describe the different types, but by law cannot pick for you or even offer advice. So if your document doesn't specify what kind of notarization you need, you might consider asking the agency requesting the notarization what type is necessary (e.g., it might be what is called an "acknowledgement" or it might need a "jurat").

We also do off-site notarizations (mobile notaries). The fee is $50-$95 travel fees for local off-site service (by prior arrangement and depending on location) plus the applicable notarization fees. E-mail us at info@jensens-sf.com if you'd like a mobile notary. As with any notarization, the signer must be aware, competent and identification will be required. If the signer doesn't speak English, please let us know.

Documents going outside the US

Some documents that will be used outside of the United States may require an "Apostille or Certification". That is obtained from the California Secretary of State. If your document is being used outside of the United States, it is worthwhile to ask the people who will be processing the document if this is necessary.

I-9 forms

All US employers must complete and save a Form I-9 (Employment Eligability Verification) for each employee they hire. They have to be completed within three business days of starting work, so time is often short. Usually this is done by the owner or human resources department of the hiring company. But sometimes if the employee is in a different city, the company will want to designate an authorized agent, such as a notary, to complete the document. This causes confusion because people wrongly assume that the notary should do a notarization on that document. That is not the case in any state, but in California there is an explicit direction from the Secretary of State (as of August 2014) that bars Notaries who are not bonded immigration consultants from completing the certification on an I-9. Jensen's has a non-notary employee who can serve as the hiring company's agent to complete the I-9. Please have the hiring company complete this form and fax it back to us at 415-282-2102 and then call us to check when he'll be working next.


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