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Can I accept a Mexican passport as proof of identity?

By NNA Staff on August 03, 2020 - A Notary asks if a passport from Mexico is valid proof of a signer's identity. The NNA Hotline Team answers the question.

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Is black ink required to sign for notarizations?

By NNA Staff on July 27, 2020 - A New York Notary asks if signers must use black ink when signing for a notarization. The NNA Hotline answers the question.

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Can I perform a wedding for a family member?

By NNA Staff on July 20, 2020 - A Notary ask if officiating a wedding for a family member is permitted. The NNA Hotline Team has your answers.

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Can I Notarize In Two States If I Live Near The Border?

By NNA Staff on July 06, 2020 - A Notary asks if it is permitted to notarize in more than one state if the Notary lives near the state border. The NNA Hotline Team answers the question.

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Is It Illegal For A Notary To Read A Signer's Document?

By NNA Staff on June 29, 2020 - A Notary asks if it is against the law to read the details of a document being notarized. The NNA Notary Hotline has your answers.

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Can I Correct A Notary Error Without The Signer Present?

By NNA Staff on June 15, 2020 - A Notary asks if they can correct a notarization error without the signer being present. The NNA Hotline answers your questions.

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Can I Charge More For An Emergency Remote Notarization?

By NNA Staff on June 09, 2020 - A Notary asks if it is permitted to charge a higher fee for a remote notarization performed under state emergency COVID-19 rules. The NNA Hotline Team answers the question.

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Can My Spouse Witness A Document I Am Notarizing?

By NNA Staff on June 01, 2020 - A Notary asks if her husband can act as a witness for a document she is notarizing. The NNA Notary Hotline Team answers your questions.

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Can I Notarize For A Person Physically Unable To Move?

By NNA Staff on May 26, 2020 - Can a person who is unable to move have a document notarized? The NNA Hotline Team answers your questions.

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Am I Still Required To Take Thumbprints During The COVID-19 Crisis?

By NNA Staff on May 15, 2020 - A California Notary asks if thumbprints are still required for a journal entry during COVID-19. The NNA Hotline has the answer.

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