Notary

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Friday, July 07, 2017, 17:51 (137 days ago)

I recently needed some documents notarized, that is to say, verification of my signature by a U.S. registered notary.

This subject has been visited before and I am just confirming your available options. All this after confirming by local friends such as lady M and U.S. authorities and attorneys.

I found 3 options:

1. Have a current Power of Attorney in place before you leave home. Make sure it is "in effect upon signing" and not "in effect upon evidence of a physician of your ability to sign" (a locally licensed physician may not be acceptable and the physician's statement may have to be notarized-a real Catch 22. I learned all this the hard way when a Title Company would not accept a POA to sign documents for the sale of my home.

2. U.S. Embassies and Consulates (Acapulco for example) can provide notary service BUT only by appointment on certain days of the week AND they are notorious for long wait times and cancellations.

3. Bite the bullet and return to U.S. and sign the documents in presence of Notary.

I learned all this as my house in AZ sold and I have to present Notarized documents SO I will fly to Phoenix one day, stay in a motel and have an on site courtesy closing by a Notary who will come to the Motel and return on the 3rd day. Expensive but my preferred option.

Note: You can have a POA drawn up in Mexico but it is not good in the U.S. as it has to be witnessed and Notarized!!

Avatar

Notary

by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Friday, July 07, 2017, 18:30 (137 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Have an uneventful trip!

Amazing in this digital age, that one still has to travel to sign something!!

Keith

--
Más Chile Más Mejor

Pay no attention
Just Another Tourist

Notary

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Friday, July 07, 2017, 18:47 (137 days ago) @ Labrat

Yep, I can limit out my credit card on line without a signature BT at Sam's and Commercial have to sign (me, no one else) with ID no matter how small the purchase.

Notary

by Dave, Friday, July 07, 2017, 20:38 (137 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

That PMO as well. However, I have been told numerous times that CC thieves start by making some small purchases before hitting the home run.

Notary

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 07:17 (136 days ago) @ Dave

PMO??

Avatar

Notary

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 09:25 (136 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

PMO??

Pissed Me Off

Notary

by Charlybby, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 23:28 (133 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks Rob! I was wondering as well what PMO stood for!:-)

Avatar

Notary

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 08:38 (136 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I've never been asked for an ID when paying with my credit card at Comercial. That must be something new.

--
[image]
http://www.casa-amarilla-zihua.com

Notary

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 08:42 (136 days ago) @ frostbite

I think it is because my companera is at the check out and uses my CC or Debit card. Obviously she doesn't appear to match the name on the card so they require I step up and show an ID and sign. And I really do appreciate there concern. At Sam's they always ask even if I am at the register.

Avatar

Notary

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 09:30 (136 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I think it is because my companera is at the check out and uses my CC or Debit card. Obviously she doesn't appear to match the name on the card so they require I step up and show an ID and sign. And I really do appreciate there concern. At Sam's they always ask even if I am at the register.

Something strange there. As long as your compañera knows your NIP code it shouldn't matter if she looks like she matches the name or not. My wife uses my card regularly without the least problem at La Comer and other stores. Maybe that's the problem?

Notary

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 10:30 (136 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

My thoughts exactly, very strange. She always has to find me to go to check out to show ID and sign with CC or Debit card. I really don't have a problem with doing it as it may afford me some level of protection. Maybe there is a flag on my account that requires it.

Avatar

Notary

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 11:22 (136 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

My thoughts exactly, very strange. She always has to find me to go to check out to show ID and sign with CC or Debit card. I really don't have a problem with doing it as it may afford me some level of protection. Maybe there is a flag on my account that requires it.

But does she have your NIP code? With that she shouldn't need anything else.

Notary

by HolyMole @, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 12:02 (136 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

My thoughts exactly, very strange. She always has to find me to go to check out to show ID and sign with CC or Debit card. I really don't have a problem with doing it as it may afford me some level of protection. Maybe there is a flag on my account that requires it.


But does she have your NIP code? With that she shouldn't need anything else.

NIP must be PIN backwards. Or PIN is NIP backwards. :-)

Notary

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 12:45 (136 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yes, she has my Debit card code, the same one used to withdraw cash from ATM. They just check the card, look at her and ask for ID. I show my ID and she can then enter the code. I don't think I have to sign anything for this type of transaction.

CM

by OlsenMN, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 12:26 (136 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Commercial Mexicana runs all cards as credit cards so PINs are not used. I have had them (not all the time) asking for ID when the bill was over 1000 pesos.

CM

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Saturday, July 08, 2017, 12:49 (136 days ago) @ OlsenMN

I have had a similar but not the same experience. My debit card is offered and used as a debit card but I understand it is treated like a credit card transaction, that is, no code is entered but I have to sign. BUT then the purchase is posted immediately to my checking account just like a debit card. Ah, the wonderful world of technology and the mysteries of same--

CM

by Charlybby, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 23:34 (133 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I had to use my debit card at the til this last season when the Scotiabank @ CM was taken out. No problem @ all! Just like we were back in Canada ?! :)

CM

by HolyMole @, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 13:30 (132 days ago) @ Charlybby

I had to use my debit card at the til this last season when the Scotiabank @ CM was taken out. No problem @ all! Just like we were back in Canada ?! :)

Was the Scotiabank ATM at La Comer replaced after it was taken out? We'll need it if we ever get back to Zihua.

CM

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 14:59 (132 days ago) @ HolyMole

yes