Notary Bulletin

Hotline Tip: Notarizing A Document -- Again

If you are asked to perform a second notarization on a revised document, you are in effect performing a second notarization. While some clients might think all you have to do is send a new acknowledgment certificate with your stamp and signature, they are wrong.

Instead, all signers must reconvene. They don't necessarily have to sign the document again, but they must appear before you and go through all the notarization steps again, including making new journal entries. This way all signers acknowledge they are aware of the changes to the document.

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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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