From NNA: How To Determine If An ID Card Is Acceptable For Notarization

Identifying signers is a primary — and vitally important — responsibility of every Notary. Many of you will rely on some form of ID in order to properly identify them. But determining if an ID is acceptable can be a challenge. Given the wide variety of IDs in the world, you’re bound to come across an unfamiliar ID at some […]

» Read more

From NNA: Can I Perform A Marriage For An Undocumented Immigrant?

Can I perform a marriage ceremony for an undocumented immigrant? The groom is a U.S. citizen, but the bride is not. — S.M., Orlando, Florida Yes, you may perform the ceremony. There are two qualifications for you to perform the ceremony: The couple must obtain a valid Florida marriage license to present to you, and then the bride and groom […]

» Read more

From NNA: Data Security for Notaries on the Go

Protecting the confidential information of signers and others you do business with is becoming one of your more important responsibilities. With cybercriminals siphoning off $400 billion a year, according to some estimates, that means doing more than just locking up your Notary journal and stamp, and making sure your client’s documents don’t get stolen. Whether you work in an office or retail […]

» Read more

From NNA: What To Do If Your Notary Seal Or Journal Go Missing

Your Notary seal and journal are essential tools of your trade. Your journal contains a signer’s personal information and records of past notarial acts, and your seal may be used by another individual to commit fraud. Unfortunately, crooks covet Notary tools to obtain private information or falsify notarial acts. That’s why it’s crucial to take immediate steps if you find […]

» Read more

From NNA: Notarizing Documents For Minors: Special Considerations

When it comes to notarizing documents for minors, the parent or guardian usually will sign on behalf of the underage signer. However, you occasionally may be asked to notarize a minor’s signature, and there are some extra considerations when this happens. Read the full article here: Notarizing For Minors: Special Considerations

» Read more

From NNA: Is An Expired ID Acceptable For A Notarization?

wouldn’t be hard to argue that the Notary’s main responsibility is properly identifying signers, but what if a signer presents an expired ID? This is a fairly common occurrence. An elderly signer who doesn’t drive anymore, for example, may only have a long-expired driver’s license. Or some people may simply have overlooked the ID renewal notices from their state DMV […]

» Read more
1 13 14 15 16