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Can Notaries Certify Fingerprint Cards?

By NNA Staff on September 01, 2015 - Is a Notary Public allowed to certify a fingerprint card?

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How Do I Update My Notary Information If I Get Married?

By NNA Staff on August 25, 2015 - Find out what forms and fees Notaries must submit if they wish to change the name on their Notary seal after getting married.

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Can I Notarize A Will My Family Benefits From?

By NNA Staff on August 19, 2015 - My son’s former father-in-law is creating a will in which my son and my husband will benefit. I believe I cannot notarize because my family members will benefit from the will. Correct?

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May I Report A Notary For Notarizing A Signature I Refused?

By NNA Staff on August 12, 2015 - I refused to notarize because a signer's ID did not match the document. A bank's Notary was willing to notarize the document. Should I report this?

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Who Decides What Notarial Act Is Needed?

By NNA Staff on August 05, 2015 - Is it correct that a Notary cannot decide what type of notarial act a document requires?

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Do Any Notarial Acts Require A Person To Sign Twice?

By NNA Staff on July 29, 2015 - If someone has signed a document in the presence of witnesses before I arrive, must they sign a second time above their other signatures in order for me to continue notarizing?

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Can I Notarize A Copy Of A Passport?

By NNA Staff on July 23, 2015 - Pennsylvania Notaries can certify a copy of a passport. After making the copy, you will need to complete a certificate for the copy.

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Am I Required To Charge A Notary Fee?

By NNA Staff on July 15, 2015 - Notaries in Oregon do not have to charge a fee for their services. Learn more about Notary laws and regulations from the NNA hotline.

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What Do I Do With My Notary Tools If I Move Out Of State?

By NNA Staff on July 08, 2015 - California Notaries who are moving out of state must submit their journals to the county clerk and destroy their stamp and embosser.

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What Do I Do If I Run Out Of Space In My Notary Journal?

By NNA Staff on July 07, 2015 - A California Notary must maintain one active sequential journal. He is not permitted to add loose journal pages. Learn more from the Notary Hotline.

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