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How Do I Notarize A Document That Lacks A Notarial Certificate?

By NNA Staff on June 22, 2016 - My company files a quarterly report that traditionally has been notarized. However, when I read it, I don't see wording describing how it should be notarized.

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How Long Do I Keep My Notary Journal Records?

By NNA Staff on June 15, 2016 - How long is a Notary required to retain their journal records? Find out in this Notary Hotline tip!

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Can I Accept A Notarization Request Through An Interpreter?

By NNA Staff on June 06, 2016 - Even if not directly prohibitied by state law, relying on an interpreter's request carries risk for the Notary.

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Can I Notarize A Handwritten Document?

By NNA Staff on June 01, 2016 - Georgia Notaries may notarize a signature on a document that includes handwritten paragraphs.

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Do I Need To Keep A Notary Journal?

By NNA Staff on May 25, 2016 - Do I need to keep a Notary record book? What information should be included?

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How Many Journal Entries Should I Make?

By NNA Staff on May 18, 2016 - Each notarial act must include a separate entry in a Notary’s journal, but rules regarding ditto marks and other shortcuts vary by state.

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May I Notarize A Car Title For My Son?

By NNA Staff on May 11, 2016 - Technically, an Arizona Notary Public may notarize the signature of a blood relative. However, you are appointed as an impartial witness.

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What Do I Do With My Journals When I Stop Being A Notary?

By NNA Staff on May 04, 2016 - In California, once you stop being a Notary, you need to turn in all your journals to the county clerk’s office within 30 days.

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Can Florida Notaries Certify Photocopies?

By NNA Staff on April 26, 2016 - A Florida Notary is allowed to certify a photocopy of a document if specific criteria are satisfied.

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What If The Signer Only Brings The Last Page Of A Document?

By NNA Staff on April 20, 2016 - If a signer brings only the last page of a document that needs to be notarized, should I complete the notarization, or refuse it? Get answers from the NNA.

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