Sorry, No Can Do!
Going to a Notary and merely saying, “Notarize this,” is like going into a restaurant and saying, “Bring me some food.” Naturally, you’ll be asked, “What kind of food do you want?” Likewise, the Notary must ask, “What kind of notarization do you want?” Likewise, the Notary must ask, “What kind of notarization do you want?”
You see, there are different kinds of notarizations. By far, the two most common are the acknowledgment and the jurat. In most common are the acknowledgement and the jurat. In most cases, the certificate preprinted at the end of the document will clearly indicate what the Notary must do.
However, your document has no certificate wording to direct the Notary. And as non- attorneys, Notaries cannot decide the type of notarization on their own, since this choice can have important legal ramifications.
So, you must ask the person or agency who told you to have your document notarized what kind of notarization is appropriate- an Acknowledgement, a Jurat or other.
Or, you may decide for yourself. For an acknowledgement, the Notary positively identifies you and confirms you made the signature willingly. For a Jurat, the Notary watches you sign and gives you an oath, in addition to identifying you.
Again, you must tell the Notary what kind of notarization you need. If you don’t know, or don’t want to choose, you must find out. The Notary has no authority to select for you.