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North Carolina Corporate Notary Acknowledgement – Absent Signatory

The North Carolina corporate notary acknowledgement (absent signatory) is used when the corporate officer who has signed a legal instrument in their corporation’s name is not present for the document’s notarization. The State requires that a corporate seal is affixed to the instrument for it to be notarized if the signatory is not present. The person who is attesting must present the signed instrument and identify themselves to a notary public. Once the notary has verified the identity of the attesting corporate officer and reviewed the signature and corporate seal on the document, they can fill out the acknowledgement form and affix their notary seal.

Laws – § 47-41.01(b)




State of North Carolina }

County of ______________ }


I, ___________________ [Name of Officer Taking Acknowledgment), a ___________ [Official Title of Officer Taking Acknowledgment], certify that ______________________ [Name of Attesting Corporate Officer] personally came before me this day and acknowledged that he/she is _____________ [Title of Attesting Corporate Officer] of __________________, a corporation, and that by authority duly given and as the act of the corporation, the foregoing instrument was signed in its name by its __________ [Title of Absent Corporate Officer], sealed with its corporate seal, and attested by himself/herself as its ___________ [Title of Attesting Corporate Officer].

Witness my hand and official seal this ______day of ______, 20___.

(Official Seal)


Official Signature of Notary


Notary’s Printed or Typed Name

Notary Public

My Commission Expires: ________________