The only times I've ever had any personal experience of anything like this, I had to get my signature "witnessed by... ".You should sign the document before/in front of a Notary Public.
which one is correct: before or in front of?
That's their only function in the United States.I understand that in the UK one of the main roles of a notary public is to confirm that a signature is genuine.
Yes. The notary witnesses the document being signed, signs and dates it, and embosses it with their official seal.And do they put their stamp on it?
According to this notary's site, British notary stamps are embossing tools much like American ones. (The site is wrong when it says that American notaries use rubber stamps—here in Ohio, at least, they use steel tools.)I was asking about in the UK. None of the UK people have mentioned a stamp or seal.
The need for a seal also applies in the UK, as explained here (p. 2, under THE NOTARY): https://www.thenotariessociety.org.uk/uploads/optimadmin/document/document/183/The_Notary_leaflet_-_English_2016_amended_CMFL.pdfI was asking about in the UK. None of the UK people have mentioned a stamp or seal.