New York notaries are empowered to administer oaths and affirmations (including oaths of office), to take affidavits and depositions, to receive and certify acknowledgments or proof of deeds, mortgages and powers of attorney and other instruments in writing.
New York Notaries may not issue certified copies of official documents (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate, bankruptcy discharge, etc.); notably (as emphasized by official publications) they may not certify copies of documents (for instance, "I hereby certify that this is a true and correct copy...," is beyond the authority of a New York State notary). However, a notary may sign a form of affidavit on a copy where the document's custodian signs and swears to the authenticity of the document (usually a government issued picture ID). This can suffice as a "notarized copy" in most instances, but is not a certified copy. A notary cannot prepare legal documents, offer any advice, or review documents for legality (even offering an opinion as to whether a document needs notarization is considered to be "practicing law without a license" in New York);
I am located at 511 Canal Street (between Renwick and Greenwich Streets), only a 10 minute walk from the U.S. Passport Office on Hudson Street.
My hours are from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday.
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