Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Can A Copy Of A Passport Be Notarized? By NNA Staff on November 01, 2011 in Hotline Tips 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. Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call (888) 876-0827, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.