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San Diego Notary performed services out of geographic jurisdiction, is the notarized grant deed valid if completed in Mexico?

San Diego, CA |

A local notary crossed the border into Mexico to notarize a grant deed for the transfer sale of a house and filed it with the county recorder’s office as being completed in San Diego. Does this make the transfer invalid?

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  1. A notary public duly appointed and commissioned in the State of California may act as a notary only within the boundaries of the State of California.

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