Women as Notaries

March…. kind of fell off the rails. It was women’s history month, but, as we all know, current events demanded a little more attention than history. Still, here at NPS, we saw it as an excellent opportunity to explore how ...
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Notary Crisis Update

As we continue to shelter in place, some of you may be wondering about how to proceed with your notary businesses and your notary commissions. The short answer is: follow regular state laws. New Notaries: The deadline for new notaries ...
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COVID-19 Notary Update

In the midst of this pandemic, we’re sure you’re wondering how safety precautions like “safer at home” will impact your business or your commission timeline. Here is the latest information we’ve received. Response to the outbreak has varied state by ...
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Ever Thought of Becoming an Alternative Legal Service Provider?

Working as a Notary Public is unique in that the job is connected to a number of different fields. One day, you could be helping a family close on a new house, the next you may be authenticating a signature ...
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Confidential Marriage Licenses

Confidential Marriage Licenses It’s Valentine’s day and we all know what that means--- another excuse for card and candy companies to make lots of money on a manufactured holiday!!! ...Well, yes, but, hopefully, love is also in the air! (...and ...
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The Apostille and the Notary

The Apostille. You’ve probably seen this word floating around while performing your notarial duties. It was definitely included in your training as a notary. But, unless you’re frequently working with documents traveling outside the country, you might not be exactly ...
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Remote vs Electronic Notarizations

As Bob Dylan sings, "The times they are a-changing." Really, they've already changed. We live in a digital world. Aspects of technology and connectivity reach nearly every industry under the sun, including the work of a Notary Public. The impact ...
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Every Journal Entry is Important

Document signers must sign your journal for each notarization even if they are signing ten identical documents. If you are notarizing each document that means you must complete ten journal entries that corresponding to each document. Loan signings are no ...
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I-9 Form – Everything you need to know!

When a new employee is hired to work remotely, a company may instruct the new hire to take the I-9 Form to a Notary for completion. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) uses the I-9 form to verify employment ...
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