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What Would You Do Answers: When Your Signer Dies

By Michael Lewis on October 06, 2016 - We asked what a Notary should do if an ill signer dies before the certificate can be completed. Our Notary community offered many thoughtful responses.

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Another State Says Notaries Can Accept Consular ID Cards

By Michael Lewis on October 05, 2016 - Effective January 1, 2017, California Notaries will be able to accept valid matricula consular IDs and tribal identification cards as proof of identity.

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How Many Acknowledgment Certificates Do I Need For 2 Signers?

By NNA Staff on October 05, 2016 - Can a single acknowledgment form be used for 2 people who are each signing a document twice? The Notary Hotline experts explain.

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NNA Moving To Online-Only Verification Of Signing Agent Credentials In 2017

By David Thun on October 05, 2016 - Starting in January 2017, the NNA is transitioning to a new, online-only proof of certification system for Notary Signing Agents to verify their credentials.

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Signing Agent Question: ‘Why Do I Need Another Background Check If The State Already Screened Me?’

By David Thun on September 29, 2016 - Notary Signing Agents often ask: “Why do I need a separate background check if the state ran one when I became a Notary?” Read on to understand why.

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What Would You Do: When Your Signer Dies

By Michael Lewis on September 29, 2016 - What does a Notary do if the signer passes away during a notarization? We'd like to hear how you would handle this tough situation.

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Can I Transfer My Notary Commission If I Move Out Of State?

By NNA Staff on September 28, 2016 - What do you do if you are moving out of state but want to continue serving as a Notary? The NNA Hotline Team has your answers.

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5 Tips For New Notaries Starting A Business

By Daniel Lewis and Marcy Tiberio on September 22, 2016 - You’re ready to start your new business as a Notary. But you’re not quite sure what comes next. Don’t worry — two successful, self-employed Notaries have valuable suggestions to help you get started.

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Handling Certified Copies Of Public Records And Other Unusual Notary Requests

By David Thun on September 22, 2016 - Requests to notarize birth certificates, marriage certificates and other public records can cause problems for Notaries. Know these important facts first.

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A Guide To Notarizing For Physically Impaired Signers

By David Thun on September 21, 2016 - There are times Notaries encounter someone who is physically unable to write their name. Here are ways to work around the physical impairment.

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