As we are operating on limited staffing, Please check our website again for updates.
We have made several adjustment to our operations to mitigate the chances of exposure to our team members and our customers. In addition to a focus on hygine and social distancing. Mobile notary service remains available 24/7.
We recommend that you make all appointment requests at least 24 hours in advance.
All mobile notary services are subject to a $ 30 Coronavirus risk mitigation fee unitl further notice. This is to compensate for the elevated risk of exposure to travel and social interactions, as well as help offset the added time and cost for personal protection measures such as using less congested travel options.
The Federal Government has declared a National Emergency, as well as New York State and New York City have declared a State of Emergency. Their are now significant restrictions on travel or on the operations of non-essential businesses. Both New York State and the Federal government have identified Notary Publics as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers under the category of Financial Services. However, the present situation has significantly limit our capacity to provide services. We may also increase to our Coronavirus risk mitigation fee, which is currently $ 30, in the near future. If you have a foreseeable need for notary services, we encourage you to book as soon as possible.
Most County Clerk offices in the NYC area as well as the NYS Department of State office in New York City are closed. Both of these offices play an important role in obtaining Apostille and Authentication/Legalization Certifcates for documents to be used internationally.
A limited number of our notaties are able to have documents authenticated at Upstate county clerk offices and at the NYS Department of State in Albany. The Department of State office in Albany only accepts documents by mail, which greatly increases the processing time. We expect a dramatic increase in processing times while the NYC Department of State office remains closed. The current processing time estimate is three to six weeks for Apostille, and longer for non-Apostille certificates that needs to be submitted to a Consulate or Embassy.
NYC has advised foreign UN Missions and Consulates to scale back operations. This will likely lead to the suspedntion of Consular document Authentication and Legalization services for some countries. For those countries that do not accept Apostille Certificates, additional cost and processing time will be needed to obtain Consular document Authentication and Legalization services from Embassies in Washington, DC.
As always, mobile notary service are always available, 24/7. However, our capacity to do so is limited, and is subjected to be restricted based on legal orders to shut down non-essential business activities.