The Notary Public Administrators (NPA) Section, a staff section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), is a national organization of persons in government and the private sector with professional interests and responsibilities in notary law and the commissioning and administration of notaries.
Our primary goals are:
Improve the function of Notary Public Administrator offices through peer-to-peer collaboration, exchange of ideas and practices, and sharing of informational tools and resources; and
Advance the office of notary public through education and promotion of best practices.
Members of the Notary Public Administrators Section will be in Washington, DC (February 15, 2017) to participate in a meeting of the NASS Remote Notarization Task Force. This Task Force seeks to promote a greater understanding of the issues and policies surrounding remote/video notarization. Its work includes reviewing remote notarization technologies, tracking state activity and developing possible proposals for NASS consideration. The Task Force is comprised of Secretaries of State and supported by state Notary Public Administrators, Deputy Secretaries of State and Private Sector Advisors.
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Detailed guidance to U.S. competent authorities on issuing Apostilles and authentications: