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The one-stop shop for meeting your requirements

Rely on us for first-rate service and supplies, helpful how-to's, and everything you need to make getting your Illinois Notary commission easy and worry-free.
Non-resident applicants have different requirements.

  1. Fill out your application

    We'll guide you through the required fields. Send it to us, and we'll review it before submitting to the state.

  2. Purchase Your Supplies

    Get your bond, stamp and other supplies you will need.

  3. Complete the Process

    We'll give you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. 

What Our Customers
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"Your system truly works. I have gotten my commission twice with you guys and it's always been easy."

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"I love the NNA! I would be lost without the support I receive from them."

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We help thousands of people a year become Notaries. Let us help you.

Additional Resources

Online application and bond form

Fill out your application easily and securely.


Checklist: Become a Illinois Notary Public

State requirements and step-by-step instructions on the Illinois Notary commission process.


Notary FAQ

Answers to the most commonly asked questions from the Secretary of State.


Why Pick the NNA as Your Notary Bond Provider

Anyone seeking to become a Notary in Illinois is required to submit an application along with a $5,000 Notary bond. When you purchase a bond from us, we will review your application thoroughly before sending it to the state. A supply package includes your surety bond, Notary stamp, appointment fee and journal. In addition, you will receive access to the NNA hotline for the four years of your commission. The hotline is staffed with Notary experts who can answer questions about unfamiliar signing situations. We will also provide a checklist with the steps that you need to take with the state to complete the appointment process.

Non-residents who want to become a Notary in Illinois need to fill out a non-resident application and purchase a supply package that includes a $5,000 surety bond for a one-year appointment.

The NNA is not a commissioning authority. You are appointed and commissioned by the Illinois Index Department.