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Best Practices

Notarizing Documents From Other Countries

By David Thun on July 07, 2015 - Performing notarizations on documents going across international borders can be tricky and confusing due to differences between the U.S. and foreign Notary systems.

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What Would You Do: Answers To The Case Of The Prisoner’s Signature

By Kelle Clarke on June 17, 2015 - Get advice from our experienced Notary community about how to notarize for a signer who is in jail.

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Notary Basics: Determining A Signer’s Awareness

By Kelle Clarke on June 11, 2015 - It is important for Notaries to determine a signer’s mental awareness before performing a notarization. Learn how to assess your signer’s awareness.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Prisoner’s Signature

By Kelle Clarke on June 10, 2015 - What would you do if asked to notarize a prisoner’s signature? Provide your feedback and learn what the National Notary recommends when a signer is in jail.

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Notary Basics: Determining A Signer’s Willingness

By Kelle Clarke on June 03, 2015 - One of the Notary’s primary responsibilities is to determine a person’s willingness to sign. Learn how to make the proper judgment with these tips.

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How Do You Handle Out-Of-State Notary Certificates?

By Kelle Clarke on April 29, 2015 - Some states insist that notarial wording conform exactly to what the law mandates, while others are more vague. Learn how to handle out-of-state certificates.

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3 Tips For Notarizing Travel Documents For Minors

By David Thun on April 23, 2015 - Summer travel season is just around the corner. Notaries should keep 3 things in mind when asked to notarize permission forms for children traveling abroad.

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‘Religious Freedom’ Laws And Notary Impartiality: What Do You Think?

By Michael Lewis on April 16, 2015 - Laws regarding a business’s right to refuse service based on religious beliefs has sparked debate. How do you balance your beliefs and your job as a Notary?

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When And How To Use A Loose Certificate

By Kelle Clarke on April 15, 2015 - Notaries must complete a notarial certificate to show evidence of each act. Learn when a loose certificate is necessary and how to properly use it.

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5 Steps To A Proper Notarization

By Michael Lewis on April 09, 2015 - Notaries are often left to their own devices when trying to understand how to perform a proper notarization. Here are 5 steps to help you perform notarizations.

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