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How do I complete my Notary commission application?

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I have had my Notary Public Commission form notarized. Do I need to send it somewhere?C.A., Texas

The oath of office is included on your Notary commission.  Once you have taken the oath of office before another Notary you may begin performing notarizations. The oath of office does not need to be sent anywhere once it has been completed – it is yours to keep for your records.

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Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline consultants to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call 1-888-876-0827, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

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How To Become A Notary Public

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Rosemary Mathews

05 Dec 2022

I am commissioned in New Mexico. I had to renew my commission this year during the pandemic. I also had to renew my NM driver's license. This is the problem. My driver's license lists my full name including my middle name (which I don't want to use), but because of that, my notary commission lists my middle name also. I want to eliminate my middle name from both places. Do I start at the motor vehicle department, or with the notary commission?

National Notary Association

06 Dec 2022

Hello. You will need to submit a name change request to the New Mexico Secretary of State. You can find the form and instructions here:

Annie M Marsaw

07 Dec 2022

Thank you that was helpful.

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