Tips for Getting Your Notary Application Accepted the FIRST Time
Created: Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:06
TIPS for Getting Your Application ACCEPTED the FIRST Time
The process of becoming a notary public varies per state: some states require references, some states require a copy of your driver’s license, and some states even require the completion of an education course.
If any of these requirements are not met, your application cannot be submitted for approval by the state.
To help ensure your application gets accepted the first time, we compiled a list of helpful tips to keep in mind when completing the application process.
Block letters and dark ink help with readability for the state.
Complete the application in its entirety
Even if you are a renewal, your application must be completely filled out.
List a home physical address
No P.O. boxes or places of business (unless otherwise specified)
Make sure the bond is signed in your legal name
The name listed on the bond and application must match
Submit a full payment
We cannot submit your application to the state without collecting the appropriate state fees
REVIEW your application before submitting or mailing
Make sure everything that is required is included: copies of identification cards, education course fulfillment certificates, references, etc.
Turnaround time for notary public applications are dependent upon the state, but they are also dependent upon you. We do our best to get you commissioned as soon as possible. By following the tips listed above, we can make that happen for you sooner than later!