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Can a Notary Notarize outside her State?

April 15, 2015


As a US lawyer that lives outside the US, I am often asked to notarize documents for US citizens. This should be pretty simple. After all, I am a New Jersey Notary by virtue of the fact that I am admitted to practice law in New Jersey. Since I can practice law while I am outside New Jersey, I should be able to notarize when I am outside New Jersey.

Pretty simple- but, not so fast.

There are those that say that a notary can only notarize when he or she is physically located in his state. This is the position of the American Society of Notaries ( Of course, they have as much authority to make state law as the American Automobile Association has to set state speeding limits. That is, none whatsoever.

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