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Can I Notarize A Request For A Birth Certificate?

By NNA Staff on March 18, 2019 - A Notary asks if it is permissible to notarize a signer's form requesting a birth certificate from a vital statistics agency. The NNA Hotline answers your questions.

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What Do I Do With A Deceased Notary’s Tools?

By NNA Staff on February 25, 2019 - The spouse of a deceased Notary asks what must be done about her seal and journal. The NNA Hotline answers the question.

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May I Accept A Copy Of An ID As Proof Of Identity?

By NNA Staff on February 19, 2019 - A California Notary asks if a photocopy of an identification document can be used as proof of a signer's identity. The NNA Hotline Team has the answer.

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Can I Notarize A Living Will If My Spouse Is A Witness?

By NNA Staff on February 11, 2019 - A Notary asks if it's permitted to notarize a living will if the Notary's spouse is also a witness for the document. The NNA Hotline Team is here to help.

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May A Notary Use The Official Seal On Business Cards?

By NNA Staff on February 05, 2019 - A California Notary asks if it's permitted to use an image of the official seal on business cards. The NNA Hotline Team has the answer.

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May I Notarize A Document Written In Spanish?

By NNA Staff on January 29, 2019 - A Notary asks if it's OK to notarize a document written in Spanish. The NNA Hotline has the answer.

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How Do I List Different Documents For One Signer In My Journal?

By NNA Staff on January 24, 2019 - A Notary asks how to make a journal entry for one signer with three documents. The NNA Hotline Team has the answer.

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What Are My State's Rules For Disposing Of An Old Notary Seal?

By NNA Staff on January 11, 2019 - An Illinois Notary asks about state laws regarding disposing of an old seal. The NNA Hotline Team answers your questions.

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How Should Signing Agents Record Fees In Their Notary Journals?

By NNA Staff on January 07, 2019 - A Notary Signing Agent asks the best way to record fees for loan assignments in the journal. The NNA Hotline Team has the answer.

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Can I Email Documents To Be Notarized Elsewhere?

By NNA Staff on December 20, 2018 - A bank employee asks if a signer's ID can be verified and the documents emailed to a different location to be notarized. Our NNA Hotline counselors answer the question.

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