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Where To Get The New California Notary Certificates

By David Thun on November 13, 2014 - There are several ways to obtain certificates that have the compliant language. If you are an NNA member, the updated certificates are available immediately at no cost as a member benefit. If you are not an NNA member, you may purchase Notary certificates with the 2015-compliant language.

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Do I Need To Ask For A Birth Certificate From Parents?

By David Thun on November 06, 2014 - What do you do when the parents of a child ask you to notarize signatures for travel documents verifying that they are the parents of a 3-year-old, but they do not have a birth certificate?

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Can I Notarize If The Document Will Be Sent Outside My State?

By NNA Staff on October 29, 2014 - Is it permitted to notarize a document that will be sent to another state afterwards?

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Can I Notarize A Document With No Date?

By David Thun on October 22, 2014 - I have been asked to notarize a document that was not dated. What do you do when a document has no date on it?

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Does My Journal Need Bound Pages?

By David Thun on October 16, 2014 - Is there any reason why I cannot use a three-ring binder for my journal as long as I log all of the required information and keep the pages sequential?

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Can I Use My Notary Commission Overseas?

By NNA Staff on October 08, 2014 - Is it possible to get a commission in my home state of Pennsylvania and then use it overseas?

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Sending A Completed, Loose Certificate Not Allowed

By Kelle Clarke on October 01, 2014 - I notarized a deed that had an area at the bottom of the page for the seal. The expiration date on the seal image had become illegible. The escrow company asked me to send a loose certificate with my stamp. What is the best practice in this situation?

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Personal Appearance Vs. Webcam Notarization

By Kelle Clarke on September 24, 2014 - I have been asked to notarize documents for a wheelchair-bound client. She requested to perform the notarization online using Skype and a fax machine, using Internet video technology to identify her as the signer. Are these procedures acceptable?

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When A Customer Takes Your Seal

By David Thun on September 18, 2014 - A customer came into my office and asked to have her signature notarized on some documents. She left — and then I noticed my stamp was missing! What should I do?

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May I Notarize A Child Custody Transfer Document For A Parent?

By David Thun on September 10, 2014 - Can you notarize a document transferring child custody? Learn more in the National Notary Association’s Hotline Tip of the week!

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