Your Cookies are Disabled! NationalNotary.org sets cookies on your computer to help improve performance and provide a more engaging user experience. By using this site, you accept the terms of our cookie policy. Learn more.

Hotline Tips

Can I Certify If A Person Is Alive Or Not?

By NNA Staff on May 26, 2015 - A lady signer needs a form notarized, acknowledging that she is still alive. The form is from another country and concerns a pension she gets. Can I just complete an acknowledgment and attach it to the form?

Read full article

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.

Read full article

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.

Read full article

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.

Read full article

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.

Read full article

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.

Read full article

Who Can Issue An Apostille?

By NNA Staff on April 15, 2015 - Can a Notary issue an “apostille” for a document?

Read full article

Can I Notarize For A Signer Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease?

By NNA Staff on April 08, 2015 - Can Notaries perform notarizations for signers who have Alzheimer’s disease? The NNA provides some helpful advice for navigating this situation.

Read full article

Can I Notarize A Character Reference For My Daughter?

By NNA Staff on April 01, 2015 - Have you ever been asked to notarize a character reference for a family member? Find out if this falls within legal and best practice guidelines for Notaries.

Read full article

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.

Read full article