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Can I Alter Wording On An Acknowledgment Certificate?

By David Thun on August 13, 2014 - Is it true that you can no longer alter California Notary certificate wording to be specific to the gender/number of people that you are notarizing for?

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Can I Notarize A Birth Certificate Requested In Another Country?

By David Thun on August 06, 2014 - Mexican officials told my client that they needed her son’s birth certificate with an apostille attached so he can attend school there.The family wants me to notarize a copy. Am I allowed to do this?

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Can I Use An Out-Of-State ID To Apply For A Notary Commission?

By NNA Staff on July 31, 2014 - I am a Colorado Notary who is about to move to Texas, and I’d like to apply for a Texas Notary commission. Can I do that even though I still have my Colorado driver’s license?

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Can I Notarize My Father’s Signature?

By Kelle Clarke on July 23, 2014 - May I notarize my father’s signature as long as the document’s contents do not involve me?

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How Do I Notarize For A UN Official?

By Kelle Clarke on July 16, 2014 - I have to notarize a document for a UN official. Do I ask for UN official ID only?

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Can I Use Erasable Ink In My Journal?

By Kelle Clarke on July 09, 2014 - I'm wondering if it is acceptable to use erasable ink in my journal.

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Can A Notary Act As A Process Server?

By Kelle Clarke on July 02, 2014 - Are Notaries allowed to become process servers?

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How Many Witnesses Are Required To Verify A Signature?

By Kelle Clarke on June 24, 2014 - How many witnesses are required to verify a signer's signature?

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What Steps Do I Take To Notarize A Translated Document?

By Kelle Clarke on June 18, 2014 - How do I notarize a foreign document that has been translated into English by a translator?

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Hotline Tip: Can I Legally Force A Company To Get Documents To Me On Time?

By Kelle Clarke on June 04, 2014 - I have a signing early tomorrow, yet the company I work for has just informed me that the bank has not yet sent them the mortgage documents necessary for me to perform the signing. Is there a legal way I can force the lender to get me the required documents?

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