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May I Certify Copies Of A Social Security Card And Marriage License?

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I have been asked to notarize a copy of a Social Security card and marriage license. Can I notarize copies of these documents in the state of Indiana?B.G., Indiana

No. While Indiana authorizes its Notaries to certify or attest to copies of documents, the state Notary Public Guide says that copies of official records or documents may not be certified. In most cases, Notaries are not authorized to certify copies of vital records such as marriage, death or birth certificates because the original document is kept by the issuing recording office. Only the recording office that holds the original document may issue certified copies.

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