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What If There's No Line For My Notary Signature?

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The certificate wording on the document is fine, but there is no line on the certificate for my signature. How do I proceed? D.S., Minnesota

The state requires that your signature be part of any notarization you perform. However, the law does not indicate that a signature line is a required element. As such, you can simply sign at the bottom of the certificate wording near where you affix your Notary seal.

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