A Notary Public is someone legally empowered and appointed by the State of New Mexico to witness signatures and certify a document’s validity. Signatures are notarized to protect against document fraud, to certify that the signature is genuine, and to ensure that the signature was made willingly and freely. Each Southwest FCU branch has notary service available at no charge to our members.
For notary service, please bring the following:
- The entire document you need notarized
- Two forms of identification, which include (ignore the space below) your photograph, your signature, your current address, a physical description, and an issue and/or expiration date
You are required to appear in person and sign the document in the presence of the Notary Public. A Southwest Federal Credit Union Notary can refuse to notarize a document if the identification presented is questionable.
*$5 fee applies to non-members
Signature Guarantee Service
Southwest FCU also provides signature guarantees for members intending to transfer or trade registered securities such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.
Required Information and Documents Needed by Member
- One of the following forms of photo identification:
- Driver’s License
- State ID
- Military ID
- Proof of legal ownership must be presented on an official document that reflects the owner(s) name and account number:
- Actual stock certificate
- Recent statement of account
All owners of the security/asset must appear and endorse the document(s) in person at the same time. We also require the amount of the transaction (that can be found on the statement).
In the event of a name change due to marriage, divorce, death, or a trust account, additional documentation will be required as appropriate:
- Marriage License
- Divorce Decree
- Death Certificate
- Trust Document
Authorized guarantors are at each of our branches, and no appointment is necessary.