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Can I Notarize For A Relative?

By NNA Staff on February 03, 2016 - A Notary in Alabama may notarize for relatives. But the better practice would be to refrain from notarizing the signature of an immediate family member.

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Who Can Ask For A Copy Of My Notary Journal?

By NNA Staff on January 20, 2016 - Any member of the public may request a copy of an entry in a California Notary’s journal. It must be a written request and contain specific information.

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Can I Ask A Notary For A Corrected Certificate?

By NNA Staff on January 14, 2016 - If a document or Notary certificate is incorrect, the Notary must notarize the document again; they cannot mail a corrected certificate.

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Can I Notarize Documents If I've Lost My Seal?

By NNA Staff on January 07, 2016 - Texas Notaries are required to affix a seal on every notarial certificate they complete and sign.

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How Many Journal Entries Do I Need if One Person Signs Multiple Documents?

By NNA Staff on December 24, 2015 - Notaries must record a separate journal entry for every signature they notarize. Shortcuts are not acceptable when making an entry.

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Can I Notarize For A Signer Who Wants To Use A Signature Stamp?

By NNA Staff on December 22, 2015 - Colorado Notaries may not notarize a paper document if the signer uses a signature stamp. Learn more about signature stamps in the Notary bulletin.

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How Do I Notarize A Document With No Signature Or Certificate?

By NNA Staff on December 15, 2015 - Notaries who receive documents without signatures or certificates may, in some cases, be able to proceed with a notarization. Find out how this is possible.

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Can I Charge Credible Witnesses A Fee?

By NNA Staff on December 10, 2015 - Notaries may only charge a fee to the document signer for a notarial act. Credible witnesses are not signers, so they may not be charged.

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I Notarized A Document After My Commission Expired

By NNA Staff on December 02, 2015 - Performing a notarization after your commission has expired invalidates the notarization. You should inform your customer of the error right away.

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May I Type Or Write The Notarial Wording On A Document?

By NNA Staff on November 23, 2015 - I’ve been asked to notarize a power of attorney document from Russia. The receiving agency does not want a certificate attached. Can I type or copy the notarial wording at the bottom of the document if there is room to do so?

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