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Hotline Tips

What ID Is Acceptable For A Signer In Jail?

By NNA Staff on August 24, 2016 - What form of ID can a Notary accept from a signer at a jail or prison? Find out from the NNA's Notary Hotline.

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May I Notarize A Power Of Attorney For My In-Laws?

By David Thun on August 17, 2016 - Is a Massachusetts Notary allowed to notarize a power of attorney involving her mother-in-law, father-in-law and sister-in-law? Find out from the Notary Hotline.

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Do I Need Notarial Wording If A Document Won’t Be Recorded?

By NNA Staff on August 03, 2016 - Is notarial wording required if the document is not going to be recorded?

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What Address Do I Record In My Notary Journal?

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2016 - If a signer’s address on their ID is not the same as their current address, which address do you record in your Notary journal?

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Am I Responsible If A Sworn Statement Is Incorrect?

By NNA Staff on July 21, 2016 - When performing a jurat, a Notary is not responsible for the contents of the document — the signer is.

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May I Notarize A Document If It Does Not Have Certificate Wording?

By NNA Staff on July 13, 2016 - Are Notaries supposed to refuse to notarize a document if it has no certificate wording?

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May I Accept Credible Identifying Witnesses I Don’t Know?

By NNA Staff on July 07, 2016 - May a 91-year-old woman use two credible witnesses I don’t know personally to identify her when she signs a Durable Power of Attorney?

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Do I Have To Complete My Old Journal Before Starting A New One?

By NNA Staff on June 30, 2016 - Must a Notary completely fill their current journal before using a new journal? Find out in this week’s Notary Hotline Tip!

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

By NNA Staff on June 22, 2016 - When a document lacks a notarial certificate, you need to ask whoever requested the notarization what type of notarial act they need.

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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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