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A Mobile Notary Must: Picking The Right Cell Phone Plan

By Kathleen Doheny on July 23, 2015 - Smartphones are critical for the business success of mobile Notaries. But the key to that success is getting the right data plan.

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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, but you’ll need to complete a certificate for a certified copy.

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Closing Disclosure Transition For NSAs Will Last ‘Many Months’

By Michael Lewis on July 23, 2015 - Notary signing agents should expect to start seeing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new Closing Disclosure in late October or early November, but the transition period for implementing the form will last well into 2016.

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Notary Trends: Privacy Issues And Collecting Signer Thumbprints

By Kelle Clarke on July 23, 2015 - Collecting signer thumbprints has long been considered a way to safeguard against forgeries while protecting Notaries from claims of wrongdoing. However, the threat of identity theft has made privacy a major issue, prompting the Notary community to take a closer look at the practice.

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What Would You Do: Answer To The Case Of The Language Barrier

By Kelle Clarke on July 23, 2015 - WWYD if you received a request to notarize a non-English document? Get advice from our experienced Notary community.

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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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Minnesota Clarifies That NSAs Must Be Licensed ‘Closing Agents’

By NNA Staff on July 15, 2015 - Most Minnesota Notaries who take on loan-signing assignments are required to become licensed as a closing agent. Learn if this regulation applies to you.

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What To Look For When Choosing Your Notary Signing Agent Training

By David Thun on July 15, 2015 - It is important to get the best training possible when becoming a Notary signing agent. Use these tips to find a course that is up to standard.

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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Language Barrier

By Kelle Clarke on July 15, 2015 - What would you do if asked to notarize a foreign-language document? Give us your feedback and learn what the National Notary community recommends.

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When To Say 'No' … And When Refusing A Notarization Is Not Allowed

By Kelle Clarke on July 15, 2015 - Notaries are required to provide services to any signer who makes a lawful request. But you should understand when it is appropriate to refuse a notarization.

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