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Terapin 11-12-2012 02:16 PM

Go to an Embassy?!?
 
Got my paperwork for an add-on at BLT through DVC and noticed the form that has to be notorized said the notary was declaring to be licensed in XXX state that they filled in.

Called DVC to clarify the process and I was told that I'd have to go to the closest US embassy to get it notorized? Are you kidding me?!? Apparently a Canadian notary will not do.

Do you know what it would be like to walk into a US Embassy as a non-citizen and get this service. The lines are huge for non-Americans. For a notary.

DH is American and that may make things faster. But both of us will have to take the day off work and head to the closest embassy an hour away to get it notarized.

What a hassle.

JKMJ441724 11-12-2012 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Terapin (Post 46690922)
Got my paperwork for an add-on at BLT through DVC and noticed the form that has to be notorized said the notary was declaring to be licensed in XXX state that they filled in.

Called DVC to clarify the process and I was told that I'd have to go to the closest US embassy to get it notorized? Are you kidding me?!? Apparently a Canadian notary will not do.

Do you know what it would be like to walk into a US Embassy as a non-citizen and get this service. The lines are huge for non-Americans. For a notary.

DH is American and that may make things faster. But both of us will have to take the day off work and head to the closest embassy an hour away to get it notarized.

What a hassle.


Wow. What a headache. Here's some :grouphug:

drusba 11-12-2012 03:42 PM

That does not sound right. Call again and talk to someone else. You may need to get it notarized but I am unaware of any requirement that the notary be from the US, thus requiring you to go to the US Embassy.

sechelt 11-12-2012 05:12 PM

Unfortunately, this is true. We sent our add-on documents back and they were rejected because we used a Canadian notary. It was a bit inconvenient but we made an appointment with a notary in the U.S., about 1.5 hours away, and turned it into a road trip.

disneynutz 11-12-2012 06:09 PM

Is the same true for a resale purchase?

Could you wait and do the add on during your next WDW vacation and sign at the sales center?

:earsboy: Bill

sechelt 11-12-2012 07:09 PM

My original resale was easy, peasy. It was only when I did an add-on directly with Disney that I needed the American notary. The only reason I went direct is because we own at VGC and small contracts are almost non-existent.

M4travels 11-12-2012 07:25 PM

Yup, living down here in Mexico we have had to have our signatures notarized by the US consular agent when we did some selling. NOT an inexpensive proposition. And the rates are set by the US government, $50 per document! (and they've gone up since.....)

If you are able to hold off until you get to the states, that makes it much more bearable!

Michael

M4travels 11-12-2012 07:57 PM

Darn, double postings....

bumbershoot 11-13-2012 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by M4travels (Post 46693611)
Yup, living down here in Mexico we have had to have our signatures notarized by the US consular agent when we did some selling. NOT an inexpensive proposition. And the rates are set by the US government, $50 per document! (and they've gone up since.....)

Wow, Michael, that's not cheap! (hi! by the way)

Lizard Valley 11-13-2012 09:28 AM

I just sent in closing documents for 2 resale contracts, 2 different brokers, 2 different title/closing companies. Neither required a notarized signature. I received them via e-mail, I printed, signed, and faxed back. Super easy.

Sellers need their contracts signed by a US notary though, and that can be a bit difficult if you don't live in the US. As a Canadian, just keep that in mind if you ever decide to sell. If you are close enough to a border, notaries are easy to find there. Not so easy (or cheap) if the seller lives on a different continent.

A neighbour of mine (who is actually American) was renegotiating her US mortgage, and she was quoted 50$ per signature at the US embassy. Their bank required her and her husband to sign 4 different documents, so a total of 8 signatures = 400$. They decided to drive the 30 min's into NY state, and paid 2$/signature.

bcarpenter 11-18-2012 05:53 PM

Hi. Thanks for this thread. Been lurking for over a year & looking into DVC but we're in Australia. To buy resale DVC points, will we need notarized signatures, and if so, does this need to be in a US embassy or will a local lawyer do?

The local lawyer has previously notarized documents when we migrated to Canada, so if he was okay for the Canadian government, then I'm thinking he'll probably be okay for the US requirement?

disneynutz 11-18-2012 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by bcarpenter (Post 46739974)
Hi. Thanks for this thread. Been lurking for over a year & looking into DVC but we're in Australia. To buy resale DVC points, will we need notarized signatures, and if so, does this need to be in a US embassy or will a local lawyer do?

The local lawyer has previously notarized documents when we migrated to Canada, so if he was okay for the Canadian government, then I'm thinking he'll probably be okay for the US requirement?

The laws are different for Disney who is a Timeshare developer verses a resale Broker who is/should be a licensed Realtor.

You should contact the company that you are buying from to see what laws/requirements are applicable.

:earsboy: Bill

Lizard Valley 11-18-2012 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcarpenter (Post 46739974)
Hi. Thanks for this thread. Been lurking for over a year & looking into DVC but we're in Australia. To buy resale DVC points, will we need notarized signatures, and if so, does this need to be in a US embassy or will a local lawyer do?

The local lawyer has previously notarized documents when we migrated to Canada, so if he was okay for the Canadian government, then I'm thinking he'll probably be okay for the US requirement?

As I mentioned above, as far as I know, you don't need to have your documents signed by a notary if you're buying resale (I'm Canadian; I didn't). One of my contracts was from a seller in the UK, and their first set of documents did not require notarization. Closing documents: Their (seller's) closing documents will need the notarized signature; mine (buyer's) don't.

You should only need a notarized signature (by a US-recognized notary, hence the embassy) if and when you sell, or if you buy through Disney directly.

Terapin 11-20-2012 03:46 PM

Heard back from Member Services and they retracted their US notary requirement and confirmed that I can use a Canadian notary. Yay! Going to get it done this week and signed, sealed and delivered!

M4travels 11-20-2012 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Terapin (Post 46754621)
Heard back from Member Services and they retracted their US notary requirement and confirmed that I can use a Canadian notary. Yay! Going to get it done this week and signed, sealed and delivered!

That is great news! Will definitely keep this info for the unlikely event we'll need to sell while we're living out of the U.S.

Thanks for sharing the news.

Michael


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