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Can I Notarize a Birth Certificate That I Translated?

By NNA Staff on February 23, 2017 - A California Notary asks if its OK to perform a notarization on a birth certificate that she translated. The NNA Hotline Team responds.

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Notary Tip: Using Supplementary ID

By Mike Lewis on February 23, 2017 - The most important part of your duty is verifying the identities of your signers. Most of the time you make that decision by checking a signer’s ID. But what if you’re not sure about the authenticity of the ID?

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A Guide To Correcting Notary Certificates

By Michael Lewis on February 16, 2017 - A mistake on a Notary certificate could potentially cause serious problems —rejection to a delayed transaction to legal consequences for the Notary, the signer or others. So how do you handle a mistake on a certificate?

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Can I Accept A Foreign ID?

By NNA Staff on February 16, 2017 - A Florida Notary asks if its OK to accept a foreign ID for a notarization. The NNA Hotline Team responds.

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How One Notary’s Journal Changed History For An Entire State

By Kelly Rush on February 16, 2017 - A Pennsylvania Notary's careful journal records helped convict a top state official of perjury. Learn how the Notary's best practices made a difference.

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Can I Use Shortcuts For Repeat Information In My Journal?

By NNA Staff on February 09, 2017 - A California Notary asks if it's OK to draw a line to indicate repeated information in his journal entries. The NNA Hotline team responds.

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Get Ready To Celebrate The NNA’s 60th Anniversary!

By David Thun on February 09, 2017 - 2017 is an exciting year for the National Notary Association! We’re celebrating 60 years of service to the nation’s Notaries, and we want to thank you for all your support throughout the years.

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Notary Tip: Correcting Journal Entries

By Michael Lewis on February 08, 2017 - Your Notary journal is one of the most important tools of your office. But what happens if you make a mistake? How do you correct it?

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Can I Accept An Expired ID?

By NNA Staff on February 02, 2017 - Can a New York Notary accept an expired ID from a signer as proof of identity? The NNA Hotline Team has your answers.

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Can I Notarize A Signature Made 5 Months Ago?

By NNA Staff on January 25, 2017 - Is a signature made months ago OK to notarize? The NNA Hotline Team has your answers.

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