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Hotline Tip: Can A Copy Of A Passport Be Notarized?

I have been asked to provide "Certified" copies of my passport to our insurance broker in Bermuda. The request asks for "Certified Copy of passport (notarized in the States).” I have been unable to determine the correct wording to use on this notarization. Can you please advise? – L.R. Houston, TX

Notaries in Texas — along with those in many other states — are not allowed to certify a copy of a passport. The Secretary of State considers this a recordable document. Contact the issuing agency of the passport to see if they can certify the copy, and check with the insurance brokers in Bermuda to see what else they may accept in its place.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

(A link to the correct answers is provided at the end of the quiz.)

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