From NNA: Notary Essentials: When And How To Use Credible Identifying Witnesses

Updated 10-2-18. If a Notary can’t identify a signer, the notarization can’t take place. So what do you do if the signer lacks a driver’s license or other form of satisfactory ID? One option permitted in some states is one or more credible witnesses who can vouch for the signer’s identity. Notaries often have questions about using credible identifying witnesses […]

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From NNA: Need Help Spotting Phony IDs And Impostors? F.E.A.R. Is Your Friend

Need Help Spotting Phony IDs And Impostors? F.E.A.R. Is Your Friend Visit NNA here: https://www.nationalnotary.org/ By David Thun on April 11, 2017 in Best Practices Updated 3-27-18. Many states tell Notaries what types of ID they may accept — but they don’t teach you how to spot fake identification. And what do you do if the ID is genuine, but it was […]

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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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