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Can I Notarize A Character Reference For My Daughter?

By NNA Staff on April 01, 2015 - Can I notarize for people providing character references for my daughter's pistol permit?

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What State Laws Apply To An Out-Of-State Notary Commission?

By NNA Staff on March 25, 2015 - If a Notary lives in one state but works in another, it can be tricky to know which state’s laws apply to his commission. Get the details from the NNA bulletin.

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May I Notarize A Child’s Permission Form To Travel Overseas?

By NNA Staff on March 18, 2015 - Parents traveling overseas may need to have a “Parental Letter of Agreement for International Travel with Children” notarized. Notaries can perform this act.

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Can I Notarize A ‘Corporate Structure’ Jurat?

By NNA Staff on March 11, 2015 - If your company has asked you to notarize their “corporate structure,” you could notarize a jurat for the CFO. Find out more from the NNA Hotline.

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What Do I Do When I've Used My Entire Notary Journal?

By NNA Staff on March 04, 2015 - When Notaries have filled their journals, they must follow the law in their respective states to either retain the journals or deliver them to the County Clerk.

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My Ex-Employer Won't Return My Notary Seal

By NNA Staff on February 26, 2015 - Has a previous employer tried to keep your Notary seal and commission certificate? This is illegal. Read these tips for getting your Notary seal back.

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Can A Notary 'Witness' Signatures Without Personal Appearance?

By NNA Staff on February 18, 2015 - A Notary in Minnesota is asked to witness signatures without the signer making a physical appearance. The NNA Hotline explains why this is not legal.

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What Do I Do If My Boss Demands Other People Can Access My Notary Seal And Journal?

By NNA Staff on February 11, 2015 - Learn what you should do if an employer asks you to keep your Notary seal and journal in a location where other people can access these items.

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How Do I Notarize For An Amish Signer With No ID?

By NNA Staff on February 04, 2015 - If you are asked to notarize the signature of an Amish signer with no ID, you may have to refer the signer to an attorney. Find out more in the NNA Bulletin.

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Can A Notary Demand That A Signer Surrender A Driver’s License?

By NNA Staff on January 28, 2015 - Is it against the law to ask a signer to surrender his or her driver’s license to a Notary Public?

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