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Do I need to keep a written statement from credible witnesses?

If credible identifying witnesses are used to verify a signer’s identity, do I retain possession of the credible witness statement, or do I attach it to the document that has been notarized? —  B.G., Florida

Florida law doesn’t prescribe what must be done with the credible witness statement. The NNA recommends that you keep the credible witness statement with your other notarial records.

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Paul Filipowicz

16 Aug 2021

Is there a form or a printed credible witness statement available?

National Notary Association

17 Aug 2021

Hello. To help us answer your question, can you please tell us what state you are commissioned in?

Paul Filipowicz

18 Aug 2021

Waiting for my commission in Alabama. Was in Idaho.

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