Center for International Studies and Programs

Notary Services

Need a Notary?

The Center for International Studies and Programs has a notary available for notary services. 

There is no charge for notary services. 

Notary FAQs

What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths.

How does a Notary identify a signer?

Generally, the Notary will ask to see a current identification document or card with a photograph, physical description and signature. A driver's license, military ID or passport will usually be acceptable.

Does notarization make a document "true" or "legal"?

No. A notarization typically means the signer acknowledged to the Notary that he or she signed the document or vouched under oath or affirmation that the contents of the document were true.

Can you notarize a copy of a birth certificate?

No. Contact the state Bureau of Vital Statistics or county clerk’s office in the county where the birth occurred. For foreign birth certificates, contact the consulate of the country of origin.

Can you certify a copy of a passport or driver's license?

Yes, however the original must be present during the notarization

Notary Contact:


Location:  SM 1000

Hours: Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., call to make an appointment to ensure the notary is available.

Phone/Email: 419.530.5268 or


Last Updated: 6/9/16