From NNA: 3 Questions For Notaries To Ask When Dealing With Foreign-Language Issues

3 Questions For Notaries To Ask When Dealing With Foreign-Language Issues Updated 1-31-18. Notarizing a document written in a language you can’t read or understand presents some tricky issues. How can you be sure the document says what is claimed? What if the signature is in a language you don’t understand? Before notarizing a foreign language document, here are three important […]

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From NNA: What Every Notary Needs To Know About Journals

What Every Notary Needs To Know About Journals Updated 1-30-18. If you’ve ever had questions about why you need to keep a Notary journal, or what information needs to be recorded in it, here are answers to common questions that come up. Should Every Notary Keep A Journal? Yes. Most states require or strongly recommend that Notaries own and maintain […]

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From NNA: How To Certify A Copy Of A Document

How To Certify A Copy Of A Document By David Thun on April 09, 2014 in Best Practices Updated 1-23-18. Notaries are often asked by signers to verify that a reproduction or photocopy of an original document is a true, complete and correct copy of the original. This is called “certifying a copy” or “copy certification.” Whether you can do so […]

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From NNA: Notary Tip: How To Deal With Blank Spaces On Documents

Notary Tip: How To Deal With Blank Spaces On Documents By David Thun on January 19, 2017 in Best Practices Updated 1-23-18. You’ve just been handed a document to notarize. The signer’s ID checks out, but then you spot several blank spaces in the main body of the document. Can you proceed, or do you have to call a halt to the […]

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From NNA: 4 Things To Know About Using Your Notary Seal And Journal At The Office

4 Things To Know About Using Your Notary Seal And Journal At The Office By David Thun on December 08, 2016 in Best Practices Updated 12-4-17. When you’re at the office, you always do what your boss tells you to do, right? Not when it comes to demands and involving your Notary seal and journal. Protecting your seal and journal from […]

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From NNA: Notary Bulletin What Steps Must Be Taken When A Notary Dies?

What Steps Must Be Taken When A Notary Dies? By David Thun on December 07, 2017 The death of a friend or loved one always leaves challenges for those left behind. Grieving the loss and unwinding the deceased’s personal and financial affairs are among these challenges. When the loved one was a Notary, those left behind may not know or […]

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From NNA: A Guide To Notarizing For Family Members

Updated 11-27-17. A Notary is an impartial witness to the signing of important documents. But how do you stay impartial if the signer is a family member? Spouses, parents, siblings and children often need documents notarized. Here are some helpful tips for handling notarization requests from family members. Only Some States Say It’s Okay To Notarize For Relatives If asked […]

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From NNA: Overdue Notary Invoices: Strategies For Getting Paid

You can read the original article at: Overdue Notary Invoices: Strategies For Getting Paid By Kelly Rush on September 01, 2016 in Building Your Business Updated 10-16-17. Unpaid invoices are a source of frustration to many Notary Signing Agents. But Signing Agents are not alone. Seventy-one percent of independent contractors have had trouble getting paid by their clients, and these people on […]

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