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Notary News, reminders and updates



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

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Virginia's 2024 General Assembly
Bill approved by Gov. Youngkin on 4/2/24 effective
July 1, 2024.

HB986 - Virginia's General Assembly passed the bill to raise notary fees from $5.00 to $10.00 per notarization with a unanimous vote. Approved by Gov. Youngkin on 4/2/24, the new fee of $10.00 per notarization will go into effect on July 1, 2024.

Check with the Notary Division's website every July 1st that you are a notary for approvals to the Notary Law and to download the updated Virginia Handbook reflecting any changes to Notary Law and Code of Virginia pertaining to Virginia Notaries.

Bryce Hall, Notary Instructor, is a founding member of the Virginia Association of Notaries.     For more information & to join, visit HERE

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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

Take The Quiz

Notary fee misconceptions
Read the NNA update article HERE

Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL)

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

Safe spaces for Meeting Clients 

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

Foreign Language Documents

3 questions to ask before you notarize a foreign language document.
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

What is Personal Knowledge?

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

Understanding Apostilles

What is an apostille?
Read the NNA updated article HERE

Visit Virginia Authentications & Apostilles  Notary Division HERE

2024 Rescission Calendar
to view one page yearly rescission calendar,
click HERE

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