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Can I notarize a document written in German?

Can I notarize a document that is written entirely in the German language?T.N., California

Yes, you can notarize a signature on a document that is drafted completely in a foreign language.  When notarizing a foreign-language document, the notarial certificate on the document must be in English.

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Brian A Pointer

25 Jan 2021

Thank you for this information. I didn't know about the NNA Hotline.

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