You can request a flyer that explains the difference between a notary public and a notario publico.

In some Spanish-speaking countries, a notario publico is a legal advisor, but in the United States a notary public is not and may not give legal advice, draft legal papers, or review documents for legality. Notary publics must be licensed by the Department of State.

The flyer is available in English and Spanish.


Download the "Notario Publico" flyer.

By Mail

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a paper copy.

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