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I need a grant deed notarized for a property in California. The title company has told me to get it notarized at the US consulate. However, they are not taking appointments right now. Does anyone know a notary in Pattaya, Rayong or Bangkok that would be recognized in California USA?

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17 minutes ago, golf1here said:

Hello,

I need a grant deed notarized for a property in California. The title company has told me to get it notarized at the US consulate. However, they are not taking appointments right now. Does anyone know a notary in Pattaya, Rayong or Bangkok that would be recognized in California USA?

None.

You either need to wait for the US embassy.to restore regular notary service or make a case that your need for this service is a legitimate emergency.

 

 

Another option worth exploring is whether online notarization is legal and accepted in California.

 

Some months ago I had a similar need and could not do it online because of the state laws for my contract but luckily the service was then available at the embassy.

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This on their website now.

"U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s Consular Section has reduced availability for routine services until further notice. Appointments can be made through the U.S. embassy website. If you have a time-sensitive emergency need for a passport, report of birth abroad, or notary service please email [email protected] with your name and an explanation of your situation. We continue to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. We apologize for the inconvenience."

Appointment page here. https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/acsappointment/

Edit: Just checked and the only appointment dates available are in March.

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26 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Edit: Just checked and the only appointment dates available are in March.

But suspect "Emergency service" would not require.

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Sure I would definitely try to make the case that its important to you to do this soon assuming it is. Definitions of emergency can be subjective. Worse case they say no.

 

If not as I said before why not research the possibility of using an online notary?

 

This link is a bit dated but it provides some clues.

 

https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/ca-sos-notaries-work-special-order

 

It indicates that it is illegal for a California notary to provide online service. 

 

However there are other states where it is legal.

 

It suggests trying to use an online notary from such a state for use in California.

 

If you try that you should confirm these things.

 

Will such an online notarization be accepted by your recording office?

 

Do you need to physically be in California during the online session?

 

Do you need to be a legal California resident?

 

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15 hours ago, golf1here said:

Hello,

I need a grant deed notarized for a property in California. The title company has told me to get it notarized at the US consulate. However, they are not taking appointments right now. Does anyone know a notary in Pattaya, Rayong or Bangkok that would be recognized in California USA?

@golf1here Make an appointment at the Embassy here in Bangkok.  I just had 4 documents notarized at the embassy on Thursday.  The appointments are about a month out, but if you check the system daily you may find someone canceled an appointment and there is now a sooner opening.  $50.00 USD for each notary needed, payable by cash, or a credit card.

Make an Appointment | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Thailand

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15 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

This on their website now.

"U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s Consular Section has reduced availability for routine services until further notice. Appointments can be made through the U.S. embassy website. If you have a time-sensitive emergency need for a passport, report of birth abroad, or notary service please email [email protected] with your name and an explanation of your situation. We continue to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens. We apologize for the inconvenience."

Appointment page here. https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/acsappointment/

Edit: Just checked and the only appointment dates available are in March.

I just released a date for February 5th I now do not need

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23 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

@golf1here Make an appointment at the Embassy here in Bangkok.  I just had 4 documents notarized at the embassy on Thursday.  The appointments are about a month out, but if you check the system daily you may find someone canceled an appointment and there is now a sooner opening.  $50.00 USD for each notary needed, payable by cash, or a credit card.

Make an Appointment | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Thailand

Thank you!

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12 hours ago, Jingthing said:

Sure I would definitely try to make the case that its important to you to do this soon assuming it is. Definitions of emergency can be subjective. Worse case they say no.

 

If not as I said before why not research the possibility of using an online notary?

 

This link is a bit dated but it provides some clues.

 

https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2020/03/ca-sos-notaries-work-special-order

 

It indicates that it is illegal for a California notary to provide online service. 

 

However there are other states where it is legal.

 

It suggests trying to use an online notary from such a state for use in California.

 

If you try that you should confirm these things.

 

Will such an online notarization be accepted by your recording office?

 

Do you need to physically be in California during the online session?

 

Do you need to be a legal California resident?

 

Thank you! Do you know how to apply for emergency services?

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6 minutes ago, golf1here said:

Thank you! Do you know how to apply for emergency services?

Email them at [email protected]

Wait a few more minutes and see if the just released date on February 5th repopulates.  I just released it no more than 20 minutes ago.  It might take the system a few to see the opening

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1 minute ago, ThailandRyan said:

Email them at [email protected]

Wait a few more minutes and see if the just released date on February 5th repopulates.  I just released it no more than 20 minutes ago.  It might take the system a few to see the opening

Thank you!

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9 hours ago, canopy said:

Welcome to the 21st century, you can do this online now like notarycam, others.

 

Yes but not offered and not accepted in all states.

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2 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Yes but not offered and not accepted in all states.

Exactly, not accepted for anything in California.  That is why I had to get an appointment at the embassy to have my 4 documents notarized before I mailed them back via DHL.  The cost for a 7 day DHL turnaround from the day of Notary, making copies, scanning them and then going to DHL for shipping with a guarantee 7 day arrival in California was 1,370 Baht or $45.70, add in the $50.00 USD notary fee, and the copy and scanning to my thumb drive at the copy place ran another $12 USD, so the total cost for each document to get to where it was needed and accepted ran me $98.70, so just a little under $400.00.  I wish the banks and the court in California would have accepted a scanned copy of the Notary and the forms that had to be signed in front of him, but alas, a no go.  Wet signature and raised seal required for a Trust, Probate, and Executorship for the two now frozen bank accounts that I am now tasked with overseeing and ensuring the estate to be taken care of by me is done correctly since my father passed on.  I feel for those that have a refinance of a house where there are multiple notary signature required.  A gentle man in front of me paid $600 USD.  In California the same notary is $25.00

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