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Can My Boss Stop Me From Advertising Notary Services?

By NNA Staff on June 24, 2015 - I work for an assisted living community and notarize for the residents. My employer does not want me to place my “Notary Public” sign in my work area. Is this OK by law?

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Can I Notarize For My Husband And Brother-In-Law?

By NNA Staff on June 17, 2015 - Can a Notary in Idaho notarize a quitclaim deed between her husband and brother-in-law? Learn more about notarizations in your state from the NNA hotline.

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Notarizing A Power Of Attorney?

By NNA Staff on June 10, 2015 - Should a client initial each paragraph of a power of attorney document before signing? Can Notaries charge travel fees for this act? Get the answers.

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Can Someone Swear An Oath On Another Person’s Behalf?

By NNA Staff on June 03, 2015 - In most states, one person cannot swear an oath on behalf of another person. However, Illinois is an exception. Learn more from the NNA Hotline.

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Can I Certify That A Person Is Alive?

By NNA Staff on May 26, 2015 - California Notaries may not certify that a signer is alive. But if a signer is making the statement that she is alive, you may notarize her signature.

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Can I Notarize A Copy Of A Driver’s License?

By NNA Staff on May 19, 2015 - California Notaries may not certify a copy of a driver’s license. Learn how the situation may change if the signer wants to photocopy his license.

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What Does My Employee Need To Do To Resign Her Notary Commission?

By NNA Staff on May 13, 2015 - Learn what a Notary employee needs to do in order to resign his or her Notary commission.

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Where Can Notaries Perform Their Duties?

By NNA Staff on May 06, 2015 - California Notaries have statewide jurisdiction and may notarize in any part of the state. Ask the NNA hotline when you are confronted with a tricky situation.

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Can I Accept Video Instructions For A Notarization?

By NNA Staff on April 28, 2015 - Some Notaries have received video instructions to perform a Notarization. However, the signer must appear before you in person to perform the notarization.

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How Do I Deal With A Discrepancy In A Newlywed's ID?

By NNA Staff on April 23, 2015 - Learn what a Notary should do if a newlywed’s ID does not match her new last name displayed on the document being notarized.

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