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Notaries Public Required To Be Fingerprinted for Each Commisson Term

Live Scan FingerprintingIn order to be granted commission as notary public, applicants are required to complete a Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check and be fingerprinted via Live Scan. Applicants must first take and pass the notary public exam, and then have their fingerprints taken within one year of the exam date in order to avoid being retested.

Notaries Public who renew their commission need to have their fingerprints taken via Live Scan and pass a background check for each commission term, even if they have been fingerprinted in the past.

All States Notary, Inc. provides Live Scan Fingerprinting Services. For more information please go to Live Scan LA.

May 17th, 2014|

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Simpler Mortgage Disclosure Forms To Be Rolled Out In 2015

New mortgage disclosure forms that will potentially make loan signings run smoother will be rolled out in 2015, according to an announcement last month by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Borrowers frequently have questions and concerns about the terms of their loans because the forms used by most lenders are very complex and often received on short notice. The new standardized forms have been redesigned to simplify key information.

Read the full article from the National Notary Association’s Notary Bulletin.

March 24th, 2014|

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Foreign Language Challenges For Notaries

Foreign language challenges for notaries can present themselves when speaking with the signer or dealing with foreign language documents.

If the notary speaks multiple languages, there’s no requirement that a notarization be conducted in English. However, in every state except Arizona, notaries are prohibited from using a third-party interpreter to communicate with signers during notarizations. Unless you’re an Arizona notary, if the signer can’t speak with you directly in a language you understand, the best course is to refer the signer to a notary who is fluent in the signer’s language.

In regards to foreign language documents, as a general rule in most states you may notarize a document written in a language you aren’t fluent in, but the notarial certificate must be in a language you can read.

Read more Foreign Language Tips from the National Notary Association

December 2nd, 2013|

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Yelp Listings For Notaries Public

Yelp continues to be one of the most important and trusted social review sites on the internet with over 60 million registered users and over 20 million reviews. Consumers nowadays often turn to Yelp to check out reviews of local businesses before making a decision about a service they consider using. It is therefore of great importance for notaries to be present on Yelp. In addition to positive reviews, Yelp establishes a web presence even if notaries do not have a website, or helps linking back to one’s site and increase search engine visibility. Most of all, with Yelp notaries can build a positive reputation that in turn leads to more business. Basic business listings are free.

To learn more about whether Yelp is for you, please read this interview from the National Notary Association website.

August 3rd, 2013|

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The Importance Of Social Media For Your Notary Business

Nowadays many business relationships are originating online, particularly through social media channels like Facebook. The key to success for entrepreneurs in today’s social media environment lies in knowing how to cultivate those connections, nurture them, and convert them into loyal customers.

The National Notary magazine reached out to several Notary-entrepreneurs and asked them to share how cultivating relationships through Facebook has been beneficial for them. Read the NNA article.

May 29th, 2013|

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Find Us On Facebook

All States Notary, Inc. is now on Facebook! Please check out our page and like us.

April 24th, 2013|

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NNA Conference 2013 in Austin, TX

The National Notary Association’s 2013 conference will be held in Austin, TX from June 2-5, 2013.

This year’s conference, with a theme of “Knowledge 2.0”, will feature seminars and presentations to help notaries better prepare for the coming changes. Some of the valuable offerings include “Hot-Button Issues”, “Ways to Avoid Liability Pitfalls”, and specific ideas for promoting your business.

The 2013 conference will bring expert speakers and instructors from around the country and provide opportunities to network, workshop and hands-on learning as well as signature events.

March 1st, 2013|

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Thank You For A Great Start In 2013

Thank You For A Great Start In 2013

We want to thank all of our corporate customers for a great start in 2013. You are truly appreciated.

February 1st, 2013|

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We Would Like To Hear From You

We are finding that online reviews are becoming an important part of our business. If you have used our Notary, Apostille or Fingerprinting Services, we would like to hear about your experience with us.

Please take a minute to rate us and/or write a review on one or more of the sites listed below:

These links will take you to our business listing on the respective sites where you can click the review button or link.

Your review can be short and sweet, it should only take a few minutes. Thank you for your willingness to help us out!

January 5th, 2013|

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National Notary Association YouTube Channel

Watch video centered around topics of interest for notaries on National Notary Association’s YouTube Channel. Videos include announcements, demonstrations, updates on new laws, etc. and are updated frequently.

December 1st, 2012|

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