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What Would You Do: The Case Of The Missing Notary Certificate

By Michael Lewis on March 09, 2017 - We ask our readers what they would do if they notarized a document and it was later returned to them with a different certificate attached.

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6 States Considering Webcam Notarization Bills

By David Thun on March 02, 2017 - Webcam notarization is gaining momentum as six new states are currently considering bills that would allow the practice.

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Can I Provide A Signer With A Legal Form?

By NNA Staff on March 02, 2017 - If a signer asks you to give them a legal form, can you do so? The NNA's Hotline Team has your answers.

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Can I Notarize A Birth Certificate That I Translated?

By NNA Staff on February 23, 2017 - A California Notary asks if its OK to perform a notarization on a birth certificate that she translated. The NNA Hotline Team responds.

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Notary Tip: Using Supplementary ID

By Mike Lewis on February 23, 2017 - The most important part of your duty is verifying the identities of your signers. Most of the time you make that decision by checking a signer’s ID. But what if you’re not sure about the authenticity of the ID?

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A Guide To Correcting Notary Certificates

By Michael Lewis on February 16, 2017 - A mistake on a Notary certificate could potentially cause serious problems —rejection to a delayed transaction to legal consequences for the Notary, the signer or others. So how do you handle a mistake on a certificate?

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Can I Accept A Foreign ID?

By NNA Staff on February 16, 2017 - A Florida Notary asks if its OK to accept a foreign ID for a notarization. The NNA Hotline Team responds.

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How One Notary’s Journal Changed History For An Entire State

By Kelly Rush on February 16, 2017 - A Pennsylvania Notary's careful journal records helped convict a top state official of perjury. Learn how the Notary's best practices made a difference.

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Can I Use Shortcuts For Repeat Information In My Journal?

By NNA Staff on February 09, 2017 - A California Notary asks if it's OK to draw a line to indicate repeated information in his journal entries. The NNA Hotline team responds.

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Get Ready To Celebrate The NNA’s 60th Anniversary!

By David Thun on February 09, 2017 - 2017 is an exciting year for the National Notary Association! We’re celebrating 60 years of service to the nation’s Notaries, and we want to thank you for all your support throughout the years.

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