A problem document is a document your customer brings to you on which the notarial act is not clear.
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The Pennsylvania Department of State is taking steps to address the potential for confusion when the term notary public is translated into a foreign language.
Notary public administrators (NPA) from across the country met recently in Grand Rapids, Mich., for the 10th annual National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) NPA summer conference.
One of the conference highlights was a panel discussion on the “State of the Notary Public Office and the Future of Notarization in America,” with Pedro Cortes, secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and current president of the NASS; Al Jaeger, secretary of state of North Dakota; and Elaine Marshall, secretary of state of North Carolina. Alicia Steward, NPA president served as moderator.
“Can I act as both the notary and the witness?” is a question that many notaries ask PAN’s Customer Service Representatives.
Notarizing one’s own signature is prohibited, yet on some forms you can act as both the notary and the witness. How so?