If your state requires training, an exam, or other requirements, the process can take 7 – 9 weeks.
It may take more time if the state is processing a lot of renewal applications too.
If your state’s requirements are minimal, the process to become a Notary can take up to 4 weeks.
Can anyone become a notary?
In most states, anyone over the age of 18 who does not have a criminal record can become a notary public. You must be legal resident of the state you are applying in, and most states require that you be able to read and write in English.
How much does it cost to become a notary?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A NOTARY? The cost of notary is very nominal. The state fees are fixed by law at $39 and other costs including cost for obtaining $7,500 bond, notary stamp, tax inclusions, S&H, etc. These costs vary from agency to agency.
What are the qualifications to be a notary?
Notaries public are commissioned, or licensed, by their state. Prospective notaries must apply for a commission by meeting their state’s requirements, which may include: Age: Most states require notaries to be at least 18 years old. Education: Some states require notaries to complete a training course.
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