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Where Can Notaries Perform Their Duties?

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I have a Notary employee in San Diego, California. She will be going to Los Angeles to work for a month. Can she take her Notary seal and perform notarizations in Los Angeles?C.A., San Diego, CA

Yes, your employee may perform notarizations in Los Angeles County. California Notaries have statewide jurisdiction and may notarize in any part of the state.

When your employee performs any notarization in Los Angeles County, she must remember to write that county in the venue statement for the notarial act. The venue is always where the notarization is taking place.

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David Moore

11 May 2015

I will be going to Puerto Rico in October,. Can I obtain a Notary License for Puerto Rico? If so, how?

National Notary Association

11 May 2015

Hello David. Notaries in Puerto Rico have significantly different requirements and duties than Notaries in most U.S. states. To serve as a Notary in Puerto Rico, a person must first be an attorney who meets all requirements to practice law in Puerto Rico, including passing the General Bar Examination, as well as passing a Notarial Law Examination administered by the Board of Bar Examiners.

Anthony

11 May 2015

It is not a "License", it is a commission.

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