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Can I Become An International Notary?

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How do you get qualified to become an international Notary Public? — J.D., Florida

To be commissioned as a Florida International or (Civil-Law) Notary, you must be an attorney in good standing with the Florida Bar who has practiced law for at least 5 years (FS 118.10[3]). There are additional requirements for applying to become an International Notary in the Florida Administrative Code Chapter 1N-6, including taking a course and passing an examination. An individual with a Florida Notary Public commission does not qualify to become an International Notary by virtue of holding a Florida Notary Public commission. A Florida International Notary Public performs duties that Notaries in most foreign countries may perform, and these duties are markedly different than the duties of a standard Florida Notary Public.

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Nathallies Britto

30 Dec 2019

I have the Puerto Rico Bar and the Florida Notary Public. Can I be International Notary with the Puerto Rico Bar?

National Notary Association

02 Jan 2020

Hello. You would need to contact the Puerto Rico Bar directly to request information about any requirements for positions related to that organization.

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