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Notary News, reminders and updates


Stay updated on upcoming Notary law changes that may be presented in
Virginia's 2024 General Assembly
Starts: 01/10/24  Ends: 03/09/2024


Stay up to date on Virginia Notary Law changes with Richmond Sunlight.

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Stay up to date with Virginia Notary Law changes with Virginia's Legislative Information System

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Does your notary commission expire in January, February or March 2024?
Please note, if you are a notary whose commission expires in the first few months of the calendar year
(January, February, March), you should submit your application after the start of the new year. Applications approved prior to
January will result in the commission expiring one year earlier than anticipated.

Reminder for renewing notaries: there is an express renewal process through your notary management account. You will not have to print your application nor have it notarized. Your notary commission information is already on file. Login to  If you have not opened your notary management account, you can register here

Reposting of articles sent by AAN (American Association of Notaries), NNA (National Notary Association) and other sources as indicated. Articles are related to nationwide notary industry and may not be Virginia state-specific. Refer to your VA Notary Handbook.

Keep your Notary Commission Updated

The importance of Updating Your Notary Commission information with your State Commissioning Authority
Read the AAN updated article HERE

To view or create your Virginia Notary Management Account HERE

Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL)

Avoiding the unauthorized practice of law. 
Read the NNA updated article HERE

What is Personal Knowledge?

When can you use "Personal Knowledge" to identify a signer?
Read the ANN article HERE.

Safe spaces for Meeting Clients 

Safe spaces, dangerous places for meeting customers as a Mobile Notary
Read the NNA updated article HERE

Take The Quiz

Notary fee misconceptions
Read the NNA update article HERE

Remote Online Notary (RON)

Tips to get started as a remote online Notary (RON)
Read the NNA update article HERE

View Virginia eNotary information & application HERE

Loose Notary Certificates

When to use separate (or loose) Notary Certificates.
Read the NNA article HERE

Need Virginia loose Notary certificates? Contact us

Foreign Language Documents

3 questions to ask before you notarize a foreign language document.
Read the NNA update article HERE

Understanding Apostilles

What is an apostille?
Read the NNA updated article HERE

Visit Virginia Authentications & Apostilles  Notary Division HERE

Virginia Association of Notaries

Virginia Association of Notaries
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