I received a letter dated December 3, 2018 from the Philippine Consulate General reminding my renewal of accreditation as Notary Public. The letter specifically mentioned that “effective January 1, 2019, the Consulate will cease to authenticate any document under the name of a Notary Public who has not renewed accreditation.”
In response to the letter from the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco, I submitted last December 10, 2018, the List of Requirements for Renewal of Accreditation of Notary Public for 2019, as follows: 1. Letter Request for Renewal of Accreditation addressed to the Consul General in business letterhead; 2. Accomplished form for for specimen signatures (3) and sample print of notarial stamp;
3.Original and copy of Notarial Commission; 4. Business Card; 5. Copy of passport; 6. One 2×2 photograph; 7 Schedule of fees and services; 8. Accreditation fee of $25 in cash, money order or bank draft payable to the Philippine Consulate General; 9. Self-addressed return USPS envelope with USPS Priority postage stamp.
In my letter request, I also expressed my thanks and commendation to the Philippine Consulate General and staff for their support to the Notary Public Accreditation Program. Here’s excerpts of my letter:
“I would like to personally thank and commend you and your staff for your support to the Notary Public Accreditation Program. Hundreds and thousands of our veterans, elderly, those who are physically handicapped and ‘kababayans’ who could not personally come to the to the Philippine Consulate Office had been helped and assisted through the years because of the Notary Public Accreditation Program.
It has been a great joy and satisfaction to have served those who are physically handicapped and elderly like a 94-year-old veteran from Antioch, California; a 91-year-old grandmother from Daly City, California; a bed-ridden husband from Sunnyvale, California; a bed-ridden 92-year-old veteran from San Francisco, California and many ‘kababayans’ who can’t personally come to the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco due to conflict of work schedules and physical infirmities.
We’ll strive to continue giving prompt and efficient services to help build the4 good name and image of the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco, California.”
ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS OF MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES: Mary from Santa Rosa, California called MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES last week asking for help and assistance in the notarization and authentication of Special Power of Attorney (SPA) signed by her and her two sons. She was worried that her sons must go personally to the Philippine Consulate for the notarization and authentication of the SPA, which they can’t due very tight work schedules. She was with the impression that all of them must go to the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco for the notarization and authentication of the SPA.
May was relieved and was so happy when I told her that as accredited Notary Public by the Philippine Consul General in San Francisco and through the MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, I can notarize the SPA signed by her and her two sons and we can also follow-up the authentication of the notarized SPA without her and the two sons personally going to the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco. I told Mary to prepare three copies of the SPA and three copies of their I.D and we’ll schedule an appointment to see them in their home in Santa Rosa after Christmas and New Year, during the weekend or after office hours, whichever is convenient for all of them. Here are some advantages and benefits of MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES:
- AVOID TAKING DAY OFF FROM WORK – Mary and her two sons don’t have to take a day off from work for the notarization and authentication follow-up at the Philippine Consulate when the SPA was notarized by an accredited Notary Public
- SAVINGS ON PARKING FEES AND OTHER EXPENSES – Since Mary and her two sons don’t have to drive to go to the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco and avoid paying expensive parking fees ($60-$80) and incidental expenses like lunch and snacks ($25-$45 per person);
- SAVINGS ON DOCUMENT PREPARATION – Through our para-legal partner, we only charge $50 more or less for the typing and preparation of Affidavits, SPA and other documents. If you go to a lawyer, you”ll be charged $150, $200 or more per document.
- AVOID THE HASSLE AND PRESSURES IN GOING TO THE PHILIPPINE CONSULATE OFFICE – With the prompt and efficient services of accredited Notary Public and MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, you can avoid the hassles and pressures of going to the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco. MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES help you in getting documents and legal papers, signed, sealed and delivered;
- CONVENIENCE AND PEACE OF MIND – There is total convenience and peace of mind with the services of accredited Notary Public and authentication follow-up and assistance through MOBILE SIGNING SERVICES, serving Northern California right in your home, office, hospitals, BART, fellowship halls, schools, convalescent or care homes and other locations.
For immediate help and assistance in the notarization and authentication follow=up of Affidavits, Special Power of Attorney (SPA), Parental Travel Permit (PTP)and other documents needed in the Philippines and in California, just call: (650)438-3531 or (415)58i4-7095 or email:[email protected]
*ART GABOT MADLAING is a commissioned Notary Public and licensed Real Estate Broker (BRE#00635976) in California since 1981. He is accredited Notary Public by the Philippine Consul General in San Francisco. Art is founder of FTNESS FOR HUMANITY (aka FITNESS FOR CHRIST)and ACAPINOY. He is Evangelist at the GOLDEN GATE CHURCH OF CHRIST in San Francisco, California.