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Information and Alerts

Important Notary information amid COVID-19

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Here at NNA, we are committed to our employees' and our customers' health. We have implemented our emergency business continuity plan and have equipped our employees with the support tools they need to work from home.

Based on newly released federal and state guidelines on COVID-19, we have closed our showroom to foot traffic to protect both your health and that of our employees. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are not open for notarizations, to pick up bonds or seal stamps, or to drop off Certificates of Authorization. Please do call us, because we can still expedite your supplies to you. Our customer care team is ready to take orders and answer questions at 1-800-876-6827, and NationalNotary.org is open 24/7/365.

Please note: UPS has suspended its service guarantee due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need to update the shipping method on your order, please call us at 1-800-876-6827 as soon as possible. More information bg-feat-arrow-bl.png

We are working closely with commissioning bodies across the United States to provide you with the latest information related to Notary commissioning. Please check back frequently for updates. Please read the Notary Bulletin for additional information on how Coronavirus may affect your Notary business.

Thank you for choosing the NNA for all of your Notary needs.

Please contact our Customer Support department at 800-876-6827 with any questions or to place an order.

Notary Commission Extensions

California

Governor Newsom has issued Executive Order N-63-20 extending commissions for certain Notaries and allowing California Notaries to temporarily accept expired California IDs and driver’s licenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Notary commissions that have expired since March 1, 2020 or whose commission is set to expire in the next 60 days (through July 6, 2020) are extended for a period of 60 days.

Notaries whose commissions have expired and been extended must annotate on each notarial act completed during the extension the following statement: “The notary commission extended pursuant to Executive Order N-63-20”.

Notaries with extended commissions must also maintain a valid surety bond. Notaries should check with their surety company to confirm that their bond will be extended.

Maryland

The four-year term for active Notary commissions is extended beginning March 20 and remains in effect until 30 days after the state of emergency has been terminated and the proclamation of the catastrophic health emergency has been rescinded.

Michigan

The governor issued Executive Order 2020-131, which extended all Notary commissions that expired from March 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020.

New York

Executive Order extends the renewal period for Notary commissions to the 30th day following the expiration of the executive order under Executive Law Sections 130 and 131. Notaries who are affected by this extension will need to keep track of the date Governor Cuomo rescinds the Order extending their commissions.

Tennessee

The Governor’s Executive Order No. 28 extends the commissions of Notaries and Online Notaries that expired between March 12 and May 18, 2020 through July 15, 2020.

NSA Background Screenings - all states

Many courthouses throughout the country are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, affecting the timeliness of background screening processing. As a result, many background screenings and certifications will be delayed. If you currently have an active background screening with us, we will keep your listing on SigningAgent.com active through the COVID-19-caused courthouse closures. You should continue to complete any training and exams that you have purchased now, so that your listing will be as current as possible.

State Notary Commission Information

Please read the Notary Bulletin for updates.

Immigration Forms Training

During the Governor’s stay-at-home order, we are open (remotely) and ready to help. Our Immigration Course sales team is available to take your order or answer your questions at 1-844-855-6761.

Live seminars on How to Prepare Immigration Forms are still scheduled to take place, but could change at any time. Please check back or call us for updates.

Our online How to Prepare Immigration Forms course is available at a discounted rate for you to learn at your own pace, right from your home.