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

By David Thun on September 10, 2014 - Can I notarize a document transferring custody of a minor from the mother to the father?

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Can I Notarize Signatures On Adoption Documents?

By David Thun on September 04, 2014 - I am a new Notary and work in a hospital. I work closely with our newborn nursery staff, and we often have adoption papers that must be notarized. Am I allowed to notarize these?

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What If The Notary Certificate Has The Wrong Venue Information?

By David Thun on August 27, 2014 - I am a notary in PA. My firm recently submitted for a project in NJ. When I was given the document to notarize, it had already been filled out “County of ___________ in the State of NJ.” How am I supposed to fill this out?

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Can I Use Correction Fluid To Edit A Journal Entry?

By NNA Staff on August 20, 2014 - I had a scheduled notarization, but while filling out my journal the signers changed their mind and wanted to reschedule for another time. While nothing was notarized, I filled our journal entries. Should I use correction fluid to blot out the entries, or draw a line through them?

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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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