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Can U.S. Notaries Receive A Lifetime Commission?

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I have received a document that was notarized, and the Notary stamp reads "My Commission expires at my death" Is this at all possible?K.G., Texas

This is possible if the document was notarized by a Louisiana Notary. The term of commission in Louisiana is for the Notary’s lifetime, so the Notary’s seal could have as the expiration date the time of the Notary’s death (Louisiana Administrative Code 46:XLVI.111[b]).

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Maria E Figueredo

17 Apr 2017

Need to know where do I send a document that has been notarized to be Certified by Clerk of Court and is it in the County where it was notarized.

National Notary Association

17 Apr 2017

Hello. Because certification by a county clerk is not a notarial act, you would need to contact either the agency that issued the document for instructions, or your local county clerk's office to ask if they can perform the service you are requesting.

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