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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Who Can Issue An Apostille?

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

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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.

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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.

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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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