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How To Notarize A Document In California

By Michael Lewis on July 13, 2017 - California has some of the most rigorous requirements for becoming a Notary. To help California Notaries, here is a step-by-step procedure to perform a proper notarization.

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Quiz: All About Acknowledgments

By David Thun on July 05, 2017 - Acknowledgments are the most common notarial act requested by signers. But do you know all the ins and outs of performing this kind of notarization properly? Take our quiz and see how well you know acknowledgments.

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What If A Person Signs A Sworn Statement Before They Go To The Notary?

By NNA Staff on July 05, 2017 - If someone mistakenly signs a jurat before appearing before you, what are your options? The NNA Notary Hotline team has your answers.

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May I Notarize A Foreign Language Document?

By NNA Staff on June 28, 2017 - May a Notary perform a notarization if the Notary doesn't understand the language the document is printed in? The NNA Hotline Team provides answers.

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Serving Immigrants The Right Way: What Notaries Should Know

By Michael Lewis on June 28, 2017 - Immigration has become one of the hottest topics in America. As it often does, any discussion of a change in immigration policy causes an untold number of foreign-born residents to seek help — and they often turn to Notaries.

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What California Notaries Need To Know About Notary Certificates

By David Thun on June 28, 2017 - California has very specific requirements for its Notary certificates, and they often cause confusion. Here’s an overview of what Golden State Notaries need to know when completing certificates.

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Everything A California Notary Should Know About Thumbprints

By Michael Lewis on June 21, 2017 - California has the most extensive and sweeping Notary requirements for recording signers’ thumbprints. But not all notarizations require you to take a thumbprint.

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Another State Says Yes To Webcam Notarizations

By Michael Lewis on June 21, 2017 - Ohio, Texas and Nevada have become the latest states to authorize webcam notarization.

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Can Notaries Use Ditto Marks In Their Journal Entries?

By NNA Staff on June 21, 2017 - May Pennsylvania Notaries use ditto marks for repeated information in a Notary journal? The NNA Hotline Team answers your questions.

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CA Notary Survey: Fee Increase Has Helped, But Most Oppose Further Price Increases

By David Thun on June 15, 2017 - While more than one third of California Notaries said in a NNA survey the state’s fee increase has helped their business, many feel that the state should not raise Notary fees any higher.

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