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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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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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