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How many witnesses are required for this document?

If a document has a place for three witnesses, are three witnesses required?S.W., Indiana

If a document has a place for a number of witnesses, then all three witnesses would be required.  If you have any questions regarding the document or need further clarification, we recommend contacting the agency that issued the document.

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Lois Collins Gwinn

17 Jan 2022

I have a question, for documents (loan applications) that have to be scanned back and the requestor doesn't require that the original documents be returned, how long should I keep those documents before shredding them.

National Notary Association

20 Jan 2022

Based on what you’ve described, we think it would be best if you contacted our Hotline team by phone and provided them with a more detailed description of the situation. The NNA Hotline: 1-888-876-0827 Mon – Fri: 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (PT) Saturday: 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PT) If you’re not an NNA Member or Hotline Subscriber, they will provide you with a one-time courtesy call.

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